Skip to comments.Kansas man wrongfully imprisoned for 23 years, receives no compensation from state
Posted on 03/04/2018 3:09:52 PM PST by nickcarraway
When Lamonte McIntyre was exonerated for a double murder in October, he walked out of a Kansas prison with a clean record but not a dime to his name, reports CBS News Dean Reynolds.
After losing 23 years of his life behind bars, the state is offering him nothing.
Kansas is one of 18 states that offer wrongfully convicted prisoners no compensation at all upon their release.
I think its unjust, but me being angry about it is not going to change it, McIntyre said.
Tricia Bushnell of the Innocence Project worked to win McIntyres release. She said McIntyre has other reasons to be angry. She called this case the perfect storm.
For example, at his trial in 1994 when he was 17, there was no physical evidence or motive presented. Worse, according to McIntyres current lawyers, lead police detective Roger Golubski built the case by threatening witnesses. Bushnell said the fallout may impact other potential exonerations.
She said there are about a dozen people behind bars whose cases are connected to detective Golubski.
Detective Golubski has since retired, and said he did nothing wrong. But Mark Dupree, who became the states attorney a year ago, has asked the Kansas Bureau of Investigation to review his conduct.
If my office receives that information and theres probable cause to charge Mr. Golubski, it will happen, Dupree said.
He agrees that McIntyre got a raw deal.
He did. And the only thing we can do is push forward, Dupree said.
Pushing forward is exactly what Lamonte McIntyre is doing. He is studying to be a barber.
I want to spend the rest of my life being happy. I dont want to be bitter. Thats taking away from me. I dont have any more time to give, McIntyre said.
If he was convicted and later exonerated then that's one thing. If he was convicted as a result of improper actions on the part of the prosecution then that's another thing entirely, and the state owes him compensation.
“We don’t care. We don’t have to. We’re the government.”
There is more to this than is being reported.
A simple question...how is it that YOUR name came up in the investigation? They didn’t just pick him up randomly off the street.
Take it out of the pay and pension of the state employee’s who were compliant.
Any DA who wrongfully convicts someone this way should serve the full term of the man they convicted
Ohhhhhh, with the right team of lawyers anything is possible
They should be executed for violations of civil rights. That’s a seditious act.
And same with the detective...give his pension to the guy as well.
DA’s don’t convict, juries do.
You’re kidding, right?
I would think that he could file a federal lawsuit under “deprivation of rights under the color of law”.
You mean he really is guilty, or he was prosecuted for an ulterior motive?
I agree. He should bring a civil suit for about $23 million.
WICHITA, Kan. -- A Kansas prosecutor has asked for help in investigating a retired white police detective accused of preying on black women for sex over decades and pursuing the wrongful murder conviction of the son of one of the women.
Wyandotte County District Attorney Mark Dupree, the first black elected district attorney in Kansas, noted in an interview Wednesday that Kansas City Police Chief Terry Zeigler recently said there should be an investigation of former detective Roger Golubski, who numerous residents say wielded his power to terrorize the Kansas City, Kansas black community for years.
"When the chief of police says something like that, then I have to look at this retired detective who was with the police department for 30 years," Dupree said.......
There are many instances of innocent people being framed by “witnesses” or “victims” or “wonderful cops”, and it often s just being in the vicinity and people looking for a scapegoat or patsy.
Is that some sort of sick joke?
Instead, within hours of the crime and based on the vague account of one witness who said the killer looked somewhat like a young man she knew with the name Lamonte Lamonte McIntyre was arrested, despite alibis from family members who swore he had spent the day at home.
The only other witness against him was a woman in the neighborhood, a relative of the victims, who later recanted her testimony and said that she lied in identifying McIntyre because she was coerced by the then lead detective in the case, Roger Golubski. Golubski, who retired as a captain from the police force in 2010, has previously denied the allegation."
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