40 years ago this month, Fred Clay was arrested for a crime he didn’t commit. After 38 years behind bars, he’s telling his story and writing another chapter.
Other than some Trump-supporting scoundrels and police who get paid lavishly to make appearances in court after arresting people on small crimes, I don’t know anybody else who thinks the legal system ought to regress. In Suffolk or anyplace else.
Whatever you do in the booth, if you want to help steer Suffolk County clear of yet another reign in which people of color are presumed to be guilty and cops are assumed to be just, then by all means do not pull for candidate Greg Henning.
Criminal justice reformers respond to Neanderthal district attorneys
It’s important to acknowledge the entire timeline of this story too, starting with the investigation of Downing’s previous venture, Yankee Care Givers.