WNBA star Maya Moore helped secure release for Jonathan Irons, who spent 23 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted. Three videos will allow you to discuss the case in class. They would make an excellent addition to Shine Bright LLCE File 12 Equality on Trial.
The first is a short news report that covers the basics of the case: Moore taking a sabbatical from basketball, and Irons' wrongful conviction. For more details, see our article.
The second is a video posted by Moore and Irons (now a married couple), to launch their campaign to get citizens to vote in the November elections. As well as voting for the president and members of congress, voters will also elect District Attorneys, who decide who is, or isn't, prosecuted in the judicial system.
— Maya Moore (@MooreMaya) September 16, 2020
You can learn more about prosecutors' and DAs' roles in the justice system on the Win with Justice site.
The following video from the California chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is part of a campaign to hold DAs accountable.
Win With Justice
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