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The case of Rodney K. Stanberry is starting to draw attention as one of the leading examples of broad injustices being dealt by the prison industrial complex. Nearly all evidence says that Stanberry didn’t commit the crime for which he was accused, and another person even confessed to doing it. Yet, the ignorance of prosecutorial ineptitude and unprofessional behavior on the part of those who seek to cover their mistakes keeps the District Attorney in Mobile, Alabama from even opening the case up to consider the evidence.
Newsone.com wrote the following article about Stanberry’s case, and it shines a broad light on all that is wrong with our justice system, particularly when it comes to race.
Dr. Artemisia Stanberry is a woman on a mission.
Her cousin, Rodney K. Stanberry (pictured), began serving a prison sentence in 1997 for crimes that extensive evidence indicates that he did not commit, and she will not stop until justice prevails.
In 1992, Valerie Finley was s**t in the head during a home invasion. The purpose of the crime was allegedly to steal her husband, Mike Finley’s, gun collection. Valerie survived the shooting, but after awakening from a coma three weeks later, she identified her husband’s best friend, Rodney, as one of the men who broke into their home.
Forensic reports show that there was no physical evidence that Stanberry was present at the scene; in fact, his claims that he was at work are confirmed by his clock-in sheet at his place of employment, waste management company BFI.