Kevin Strickland freed after 43 years in prison: 'I didn’t think this day would come'



ABC News’ Linsey Davis reports on the exoneration of Kevin Strickland after 43 years, making his one of the longest wrongful conviction cases in U.S. history.

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  1. STATE LAWS NEED TO CHANGE.
    IF YOUR CASE IS FOUND UNJUST
    AND YOU WERE NOT GUILTY BUT PUT BEHIND BARS THAT YOUR PAID A YEARLY WADGE FOR EACH YEAR YOUR BEHIND BARS BASSED ON CURRENT MEDIUM WADGES IN YOUR STATE UNTILL YOU DIE DEPENDING ON HOW MANY YEARS YOU WERE IN JAIL.

    this man spent 40 plus years behind bars
    And didn't pay into social security he has no benefits to look to in old age, the state robbed him of it. No pension noting to live on and nothing saved. Aside of having no life to remember, and no chance of finding a job or skills to use hes learned. Its not just the 40 some years behind bars. This will screw with him all his life. Its unjustified.
    And a clear violation of his civil rights.

  2. WHERE IS THE JUSTICE IN MO
    A STATE THAT CAN TAKE AWAY YOUR LIFE LOCK THE DOOR AND TOSS THE KEY WILE YOU ROT IN JAIL FOR A CRIME YOU DID NOT COMMIT.
    IM ASHAMED TO ADMIT I LIVE IN MO.

    OUR STATE LAWS NEED TO CHANGE TO FIT CASES WHERE INNSONET PEOPLE GET OUT SOONER THEN LATER IF EVEDANCE IS FOUD TO OVERTURN A CASE. THIS ISNT JUSTICE ITS INJUSTICE.
    This could also land anyone in jail for no reason but a means to close a case.

  3. Creo que merece una buena indemnización!!! Pobre hombre, toda una vida perdida y desperdiciada por la desigualdad que establece el hombre blanco. Pero esiste afortunadamente el "karma" de ese nadie se puede escapar cuando de justicia se trata!!!

  4. that's [email protected]@kup!!!!!! really he can't get restitution this is wrong a law that prevents this is really wrong [email protected]@k Kansas City Mo!, they knew what the hell they were doing when they passed this law… racism is alive and well in most parts of our country. the system is racist as hell, and sorry is not Good enough for this crime because yes that is a crime!!!!!!!!!!!! the way they treated this man. 😢😢😒😒😒

  5. For years I have kept my silence. And I have kept all my hurts and my pains from physical abuse in Brookdale and Kings County Hospital a secret. I have been hit kicked and spit on and toutured with needles in Brookdale and Kings County. God have mercy on those two Hospitals. I have been forced against my will to only go to those two Hospitals by family members and cops in my area. Nurses in Kings County and Brookdale do not like me because I am prettier than they are. They all hate me because I am half white. Their prejudice there they only support black people there. When Trump became president it was a breakthrough for me, doors were finally open for me. People in Brookdale and Kings County are jealous of my beauty. They make me serve myself and others when I am sick in Brookdale and Kings County. They treat me like Cinderella in Brookdale and Kings County. They make me clean for patients in Brookdale and Kings County. They do not give me the best vitamins and the best lower dosages of medications like they give new patients. They feel I will surpass their beauty if they give me better vitamins and better lower dosages of medication. Brookdale and Kings County gives me the highest dosages of medications than every patient without giving me a bag of Hospital IV. Because they fear I would surpass their beauty if they put me on lower dosages of medication and give me a bag of Hospital IV. Patients are not allowed to wear a regular hospital gown, they have to wear pants scrubs like nurses suppose to wear. Women are not allowed to show skin in the hospital. If you show skin you get medicated. If Authorities do not do something about this. Then something is mentally wrong with everybody. How could you watch a human being like me go through all this suffering. And then try to seek God for a Miracle for Covid19. I need money, food and shelter just like you do. Please somebody help me if you are for Christ. And do not judge me for my beauty and think that I am not living right. Because you will be just like the rich man treating me like Lazuras. Anybody Reach out to me. God bless

  6. He who the son sets free, is free indeed.Jesus be with you brother! My son is 41 t 19 years in prison. Not strait, like 8 then 3 then five then 3. He gets released on Dec.17th 2021! You all could be a Blessing to each other I'm sure. God Bless t his will be done. He has a purpose for your life! Believe it!! Merry Christmas! Happy New Life!

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