'I never should have been in jail'

'I never should have been in jail'

There are 161 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Apr 23, 2007, titled 'I never should have been in jail'. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

An Indianapolis man wrongly imprisoned 11 years for a rape he didn't commit was cleared but languished in prison for two more years because of a paperwork mistake.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at The Indianapolis Star.

INDIANAPOLIS

AOL

#166 Apr 24, 2007
INDIANAPOLIS Stinks wrote:
<quoted text>
Unlike you, I don't have time to search all the "nicks" (as you so eloquently put it) posted on this site. Apparently, you do. I had no idea I'd stolen your special name. They're pretty easy to come by, you know -- maybe you could think of another one!
Yep, you're right...INDIANAPOLIS does stink, but because of people like you! If my name is not special, why do you want it?
Answer man

AOL

#167 Apr 24, 2007
INDIANAPOLIS Stinks wrote:
<quoted text>
Unlike you, I don't have time to search all the "nicks" (as you so eloquently put it) posted on this site. Apparently, you do. I had no idea I'd stolen your special name. They're pretty easy to come by, you know -- maybe you could think of another one!
Why don't YOU grow up and think of another name?
reality bites

Kokomo, IN

#168 Apr 24, 2007
Homer wrote:
I wouldn't worry about it too much. Only about 10% of the people in prison are innocent. As the late Chief Justice Rehnquist once famously opined: even actual innocence isn't enough to overturn someone's death sentence. Never forget too that someone in prison was convicted by 12 people who were either too stupid to get out of jury duty or who lied to get on that jury.
In any event, this is your America today, a Presidnet who can barely put together a coherent sentence, with lackeys who are so greasy they shine in front of the cameras, and a justice system built on getting politicians elected while making big "corrections" companies richer.
Continue to trade your freedoms for the illusion of security. I agree with Ben Franklin, "those who would trade a little bit of freedom for security are deserving of neither."
Hillary isn't president yet, why you have to sepak about her so mean?
Butterflies

AOL

#169 Apr 24, 2007
INDIANAPOLIS wrote:
All one has to do is make an allegation...that is enough to get someone arrested and charged with a crime. There does not have to be any evidence....medical, witnesses, or otherwise first. Because of this, we have innocent people in prison. I know one man that spent 17 years on death row before he was proven innocent. How scarey is that?? The prosecutors office acts as if they are on a Salem Witch Hunt all the time....yet, when someone is truly guilty of a horrible crime, they let them plead to a much lesser crime....why?....because they are too busy trying to put innocent people in prison. It's just too easy for females to claim they have been raped or sexually molested, and some even do it for revenge because the man left them, or cheated on them, or didn't buy them the car they wanted! I'm a female, and this is one thing that really p*sses me off. We as women, do not have the right to do that!! Women like this make all of us look bad. I hope this man and his family can get beyond this, and have a happy life. He should be compensated, but how do you decide how much is enough? There wouldn't be enough for me!
Very very well said!! One more thought....cases like these are a waste of taxpayers money!!! Prosecutors never care about the truth, they just want to make a name for themselves!!!
INDIANAPOLIS Stinks

Glenwood, IN

#170 Apr 24, 2007
Answer man wrote:
Wait...INDIANAPOLIS is right, no one should be using someone else's nick!
See how quickly you came up with something else, AOL?
just a reader

La Grange, KY

#171 Apr 24, 2007
Think about it wrote:
I don't believe in DNA mumbo jumbo. He probably still did it, so leave him locked up. DNA = VOODOO
grow up
Truly sadden

Columbus, IN

#172 Apr 24, 2007
Registered voter wrote:
In 1984 he would have been 15 years old. Maybe 1994?
it said in the article he was 15 when he was acused.. and was 17 when he was brought to trial.. he got scared and ran..
Poor guy.. this is sad, and she should be compensated
Say what

Fishers, IN

#173 Apr 24, 2007
Alyssa Ping wrote:
<quoted text>
I agree, what kind of outfit are you running Brizzi??? I think he deserves every penny he can get. Thank god he had the support of his family, the state certainly let him down. The criminal justice system needs some serious help, this kind of stuff happens every day.
1984 Huuuummmm would that not be the goldsmithy fast food justice system. 2005 yes that would be the bar hopping brizzie.
stanley johnson

United States

#174 Apr 24, 2007
This story is a prime example of indiana justice system gone wacko. What kind of incompetences hold jobs
in Marion County that fail to properly
file the paperwork.

I hope Buntin sues Marion County and the State of indiana for millions. He is entitled to it.

The justice system in the State of idiana needs to stop putting innocent people behind bars.
Diane Hughes

Fort Myers, FL

#175 Apr 24, 2007
I think that he should be reimbursed for the misshap. Those years were waisted for him. Why can't he receive a certain amount of money while he was in prison. It only seems fair. Thank You for listening. Diana Hughes
Angelia Moore

United States

#176 Apr 25, 2007
I think it's ashame that the justice system negligents, cost this innocent individual 2 more years of his freedom. Where was justice when this man needed it.

Angelia
Angelia Moore

United States

#177 Apr 25, 2007
It's ashame how the justice system negligants, cost an innocent man 2 more years in prison of the 13 years he served. You would think that once he prove himself innocent he would have been release the same day. This is a terrible thing that happen.
Richard Dobeski

Glencoe, IL

#178 Apr 25, 2007
The story about Harold Buntin being wrongly convicted and held for 11 years is something noteworthy, something that should be evaluated in debth.

I wish him well in his future but there is an important back story to be considered.

While 200 people have been freed because of DNA evidence, these are people who have the resources. As your article pointed out, his sisters had to raise $4.000 to pay for the testing. These are people who have the attorney to do the fighting. How many more are sitting in prison because they do not have the resources to pay for all the different steps that have t o be performed?

How many additional innocent people are sitting in prison for circumstances where DNA would not help… people convicted on erroneous “eye witness” testimony?

How many innocent people were executed in the time before DNA testing came available?

What is called for is a deep examination of how we conduct the process of administering justice. There are too many places where things can go wrong. While we are using a basic procedure created centuries ago, perhaps we should consider mandating the new technologies created since.

Then, there is the next question: Guilty or innocent, what has the prison system given him to prepare him for the world? The prison system and the philosophies it operates under is also a couple centuries old. It too needs an in-debth examination.

How can a state government think it is fair, proper, and conducive to rehabilitation to send its prisoner citizens 2000 miles away from their families -- as in the case of the Arizona inmates being housed at the New Castle facility. And remember that Arizona is there because California backed out of a deal.

Indiana has also sent its inmates to New Mexico and Tennessee.

Maybe this is a warning call to get people questioning how their tax dollars are being spent.

From the arrest process (example: Chicago torturing confessions from suspects) through the trial process (example: this case only on “eyewitness” identification) and the subsequent incarceration after … The system need to be redesigned. There are just too many mistakes.

We may not be able to change the past, but do we have to continue doing the same old things into the future? Isn’t it time to bring “criminal justice” into conformity with the
21 st century?\

Richard Dobeski
Executive Director
Indiana C.U.R.E.
Citizens United for Rehabilitation of Errants
Indy Stinks

Glenwood, IN

#180 Apr 25, 2007
Answer man wrote:
<quoted text>
Why don't YOU grow up and think of another name?
Are you a slow learner? As I said before, I DIDN'T REALIZE ANYONE ELSE WAS ALREADY USING THE NAME! Understand?! I really don't know how to explain it any more CLEARLY.
wow

Decatur, IL

#181 Apr 25, 2007
stanley johnson wrote:
This story is a prime example of indiana justice system gone wacko. What kind of incompetences hold jobs
in Marion County that fail to properly
file the paperwork.
I hope Buntin sues Marion County and the State of indiana for millions. He is entitled to it.
The justice system in the State of idiana needs to stop putting innocent people behind bars.
you are so totally right!

When will the justice system be accountable for its actions! www.justiceforjohnsite.com
justice

United States

#182 Apr 25, 2007
To quote Richard Dobeski, "How many additional innocent people are sitting in prison for circumstances where DNA would not help… people convicted on erroneous “eye witness” testimony?
How many innocent people were executed in the time before DNA testing came available?
What is called for is a deep examination of how we conduct the process of administering justice. There are too many places where things can go wrong. While we are using a basic procedure created centuries ago, perhaps we should consider mandating the new technologies created since."
Richard Dobeski
Executive Director
Indiana C.U.R.E.

People do not realize these things, unitl it happens to them or someone they know. I have been amazed at all I have found out in the past few months. The people that gave false testimony won't be charged, the judge won't be charged, the negligent detectives won't be charged... and more than likely no one will even apologize. There was NO evidence in our case, only here say of things someone heard..and even then, no direct link. Yet, a man is behind bars because of it. Justice? www.justiceforjohnsite.com
Angelia Moore

United States

#183 Apr 26, 2007
Answer man wrote:
Wait...INDIANAPOLIS is right, no one should be using someone else's nick!
What is nick?
Indy Stinks

Glenwood, IN

#184 Apr 26, 2007
Angelia Moore wrote:
<quoted text>
What is nick?
That that is the lazy man's way of referring to a "nickname"...pretty stupid.
r killingbeck

Olivehurst, CA

#185 Jan 4, 2013
Richard Dobeski wrote:
The story about Harold Buntin being wrongly convicted and held for 11 years is something noteworthy, something that should be evaluated in debth.
I wish him well in his future but there is an important back story to be considered.
While 200 people have been freed because of DNA evidence, these are people who have the resources. As your article pointed out, his sisters had to raise $4.000 to pay for the testing. These are people who have the attorney to do the fighting. How many more are sitting in prison because they do not have the resources to pay for all the different steps that have t o be performed?
How many additional innocent people are sitting in prison for circumstances where DNA would not help… people convicted on erroneous “eye witness” testimony?
How many innocent people were executed in the time before DNA testing came available?
What is called for is a deep examination of how we conduct the process of administering justice. There are too many places where things can go wrong. While we are using a basic procedure created centuries ago, perhaps we should consider mandating the new technologies created since.
Then, there is the next question: Guilty or innocent, what has the prison system given him to prepare him for the world? The prison system and the philosophies it operates under is also a couple centuries old. It too needs an in-debth examination.
How can a state government think it is fair, proper, and conducive to rehabilitation to send its prisoner citizens 2000 miles away from their families -- as in the case of the Arizona inmates being housed at the New Castle facility. And remember that Arizona is there because California backed out of a deal.
Indiana has also sent its inmates to New Mexico and Tennessee.
Maybe this is a warning call to get people questioning how their tax dollars are being spent.
From the arrest process (example: Chicago torturing confessions from suspects) through the trial process (example: this case only on “eyewitness” identification) and the subsequent incarceration after … The system need to be redesigned. There are just too many mistakes.
We may not be able to change the past, but do we have to continue doing the same old things into the future? Isn’t it time to bring “criminal justice” into conformity with the
21 st century?\
Richard Dobeski
Executive Director
Indiana C.U.R.E.
Citizens United for Rehabilitation of Errants
You have no room to talk. In 1964 you killed a 3 and 6 year old. And when your lucky button got out on a error, you molested more children until you got caught. Justice for you would be getting run over by a car the day you walk out of that pen.
Phreaklab

Ocala, FL

#186 Feb 9, 2013
So Richard Dobeski has internet access? Wow Indiana, good one. A child killer, who is reconvicted for CHILD MOLESTATION, and possession of CHILD PORNOGRAPHY ON HIS OWN COMPUTER is given internet access in prison? Really? That is absurd.

For everyone else, here is some information on his story and upcoming release.

And Richard, I wish you the best, really I do. I hope in my heart you have found what is right and are no longer harming the people around you in the future. I really do. Check out my blog, feel free to email me. You can find all my contacts on my page

Child Killer & Molester twice convicted...being released from prison this week. Check our stuff at PhreakLab for the update with information to this guy http://phreaklab.com/2013/02/10/richard-allen...

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