March 24th, 2009
05:44 PM ET

The whole truth

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Jami Floyd
AC360° Contributor
In Session Anchor

Marty Tankleff, imprisoned for nearly two decades for the murders of his mother and father — crimes he did not commit — will file a lawsuit today against Suffolk County, Long Island for his wrongful imprisonment.

Marty spent what should have been the best years of his life behind bars, from age 17, until his release at age 36. For 6,338 days, from the day he was arrested to the day he was freed, at the end of 2007, Marty maintained his innocence and fought to prove his innocence. No doubt, Marty Tankelff is owed great compensation for those lost years, especially because it is more than likely that Marty’s wrongful conviction was due not to negligence, but to malfeasance.


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  1. Peter McElhaney

    Fox News show Red Eye made several remarks about the Canadian Military's involvement in Afganistan and the comments made by a senior Canadian Military Officer who stated the Canadian Military would require time off from Afganistan to recover. In addition they suggest the U.S. should invade "this joke of a country" that has no army. In light of number of Canadians who have died in this conflict do you have any comment on this event. I personally did not support the involvement of the Canadian military in either Afganistan or Iraq because I did not believe George Bush, Cheney or Rumsfelt in their defense of an invasion. However once our men and women were commited to this fight I do support them.

    March 24, 2009 at 6:46 pm |