Saturday, October 20, 2012

An Arrest in the News, an Exoneration in Silence

Google me, Travis Tremell said. See what comes up.

The first item on the screen is a short 2006 article in The New York Times. The headline read, “Man Charged in Killing After Brooklyn Robbery.”

Travis Tremell’s was the first name that popped up in the article. The second was Earl Williams, shot dead in a Bedford-Stuyvesant basement two weeks before.

Now, almost six years later, Mr. Tremell said, “I was arrested for a murder I didn’t do.”

That he said this standing on a sunny Brooklyn sidewalk, not inside a prison, lent him some credibility. 
Read the rest here.

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