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I Told You I Was Friggin Innocent

Imagine being sentenced to 75 years behind bars for rape and robbery. Imagine spending 30 of those 75 years in prison before you finally get parole. Imagine a week after you become a free man the DNA results come back exonerating you of the crime. Cornelius Dupree Jr (51) knows the feeling, he has spent more than half his life incarcerated for a crime he didn’t commit. During his time in prison he continually tried to appeal the sentence but the Court of Criminal Appeals turned him down three times. Since 2001 there have been 21 DNA exonerations in Dallas.

Psst How do you give a man back 30 years? No amount of reparations can bring back those years.

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Alligators in The Sewers Day

As if, we have more class than that.

Well I’ll be, New Yorker are celebrating the 75th anniversary of alligators in sewers. It was 75 years ago today that the New York Times printed a story about 16 year old Salvatore Condulucci who allegedly discovered a  8-foot, 125-pound gator in a Manhattan sewer on East 123rd Street . Yes, ever since the story circulated the urban legend has spiraled out of control. Many people still  believe that below the streets of New York in the bowels of  the bacteria-laden sewer system live families of discarded pet alligators. Hmm, more like discarded mobsters , drug dealers and  Hoffa.

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