Movie Reflection: Breakthrough

Breakthrough | Official Trailer [HD] | 20th Century FOX

Breakthrough (2019) imdb.com
“..When her 14-year-old son drowns in a lake, a faithful mother prays for him to come back from the brink of death and be healed.
Director: Roxann Dawson
Writers: Grant Nieporte (screenplay by), Joyce Smith (based upon the book by)
Stars: Marcel Ruiz, Topher Grace, Sarah Constible | See full cast & crew »..”

Behind the Scenes

Stats

Breakthrough – Box Office Mojo boxofficemojo.com

“..Budget
$14,000,000..”

Breakthrough (2019) – Financial Information – The Numbers .the-numbers.com

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Opening Weekend: $11,282,333 (27.7% of total gross)
Legs: 3.61 (domestic box office/biggest weekend)
Domestic Share: 83.0% (domestic box office/worldwide)
Theater counts: 2,824 opening theaters/2,913 max. theaters, 4.5 weeks average run per theater
Infl. Adj. Dom. BO $40,713,082..”

Story

BREAKTHROUGH MOVIE (2019) The Miracle boy behind the movie

Reviews

Film Review: ‘Breakthrough’ APRIL 8, 2019 9:00AM PT
variety.com

“..“Breakthrough, which is based on Joyce Smith’s 2017 book “The Impossible: The Miraculous Story of a Mother’s Faith and Her Child’s Resurrection” (co-written with the Christian author and media personality Ginger Kolbaba), presents itself as the true story of a modern miracle. But it’s also a portrait of what religious faith looks like when there’s no pesky doubt to get in the way.

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Interviews:
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Dead for Over an Hour, Son Comes Back to Life cbn.com
“..“He’s been dead for 45 minutes.” These words met Joyce as she saw her son. On Monday, January 19, 2015, 14-year-old John Smith had spent the night with two friends,- Josh Rieger & Josh Sander – after winning a close basketball game the night before. John scored the winning shot. Joyce had spoken to John and was prepared to go pick him up when she got a chilling phone call minutes later from friend Cindy saying, “There’s been an accident.” John had fallen through the ice on Lake Saint Louise. First responders had pulled him out but “he didn’t have a heartbeat.” Stunned, after calling husband Brian & her sister, Joyce raced to the hospital praying all the way. Joyce burst into the ER as doctors feverishly worked to bring life back to John’s lifeless body. Sensing little hope, Dr. Stutterer finally told her, “You can go up and talk to your son.” “In that moment I knew I had to get desperate with my Lord. I had to get a hold of God and get a hold of him fast,” she says. Remembering a Beth Moore Bible study, she knew that the Holy Spirit had raised Christ Jesus from the dead. That same power was available to us. “All of a sudden, everyone and everything in that room faded away and it was just me and John and God. With a voice I thought was quiet, but that actually bellowed through the room, down the hallway, …. I declared, ‘I believe in a God who can do miracles! Holy Spirit, I need you right now to come and breathe life back into my son!” She closed her eyes and wept, and at that instant, she heard the sound of a miracle. John’s heart monitor sprang back to life. John’s recovery was slow but sure. Doctors expected and wanted to prepare the family that massive brain damage would affect him, but every test showed remarkable healing. His recovery defied every medical & scientific expectation, and 16 days later he walked out of the hospital under his own power, completely healed.

POWER OF PRAYER
Joyce knows that prayer really does work. As John lay in the hospital she marveled at how the Lord had brought John into her and Brian’s life unexpectedly when most parents were entering the empty nest stage. Looking back she remembered that at 17 years old she fell in love with a man six years older and a divorced father of two. Headstrong, she didn’t listen to her parents and became pregnant after high-school graduation. She was happy until Charlie told her to get rid of it. She hid her pregnancy, wearing baggy clothes, etc, and turned down a music scholarship for college thinking she would get married. Charlie never changed so she agreed to give the baby up for adoption. She never told her parents. He took her to a hospital where the doctor induced labor. “I gave birth to a baby boy with a round, chubby face, huge blue eyes, and a light covering of blond hair on his head,” she says. She adored him. On the third day she awoke and her baby boy was gone, taken away. “I begged for death to take me, as I sobbed into my pillow,” Joyce says. It was four days later her stunned parents found out she had given birth and had not told them. She did stay with Charlie and a subsequent pregnancy lead them to marry. During the hard years of this marriage Joyce turned to God again in her life. He answered her prayer and she didn’t miscarry her son Tom. She went back to church but eventually divorced Charlie.

A single mom with two boys, she met Brian who loved her boys and they married. Brian, a videographer, had a heart for missions and went on several trips . His heart for the children lead them to seek to adopt a child. In February 2000 they adopted a little five-and-a-half-month old baby boy from Guatemala they named John when she was 49 & Brian 46 years old! So much joy! Strangely Joyce never told Brian about giving up her first son for adoption. Never sure how he would take it. But one day when John was three years old, as she did devotions God spoke to her heart – I want you to find your son. She went to the computer. Miraculously, He led her step-by-step and within 10 days she had found and spoke with her son. Less than two weeks later she says, “I met my sweet son Joe for the second time in my life. And he was everything I hoped and prayed he would be.” Brian had proved to be so welcoming in hearing of her oldest son.

TOTAL RESTORATION
Joyce continues to marvel at the goodness and grace of God. He totally restored her oldest son and family to her. John is doing remarkably well, is totally restored, a good student with a 3.5 gpa and is very articulate. If we have just a little bit of faith, He will do wonders. She says it could be that God healed John over two weeks so that man would exhaust all his efforts. God restores hope. People want to see a God who cares and is above all things. She thanks God for the role of adoption in her life, restoring Joe to her and bringing them John. He cares for the hopeless and the lost, and adopts us into His family. Joyce just wants people to know that God does the impossible, she says. Their story is slated to be made into a movie by Devon Franklin and 20th Century Fox.

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John Smith & Marcel Ruiz Interview: Breakthrough

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Dana Dean interviews the real life family behind BREAKTHROUGH the Movie

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BREAKTHROUGH, based on the true story of a local mom who prayed her son back to life, is in theaters April 17th. Today is the movie premiere in St. Louis. It’s not open to the public but the stars of the film along with the family sat down for interviews this morning. Watch this clip to see Dana Dean interview John Smith, Joyce Smith, and Pastor Jason Noble

Breakthrough: A Conversation with John and Joyce Smith – Pastor David Crank

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Have you ever felt like your faith is being tested? Joyce and John Smith join Pastor David to share their true story behind the Hollywood film, Breakthrough and how God can do the impossible in our lives. We can’t let our circumstances dictate our faith in God! “It doesn’t matter what Man says, God has the final word.” He prepares us for the unexpected and raises us up when the enemy attacks. When we give Him complete control, there’s nothing we can’t overcome. It’s time to Breakthrough

BREAKTHROUGH Interview: DeVon Franklin

Stephen Curry to Executive Produce Faith-Based Drama ‘Breakthrough’ (Exclusive) (Exclusive)
11:42 AM PDT 10/18/2018 by Borys Kit , Scott Feinberg hollywoodreporter.com
The move, which was finalized several months ago, is one of the first for Curry’s burgeoning media career and one of the first to be revealed since the Golden State Warrior point guard officially launched his banner, Unanimous Media, earlier this year.

“..NBA superstar Stephen Curry has quietly come aboard Breakthrough, a faith-based drama from Fox 2000, as an executive producer, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The move, which was finalized several months ago, is one of the first for Curry’s burgeoning media career and one of the first to be revealed since the Golden State Warriors point guard officially launched his banner, Unanimous Media, earlier this year.

Unanimous, which has an overall film and TV deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment, is developing many of its own projects, but Curry couldn’t pass up getting involved with Breakthrough since it dovetailed with his own focus on faith and family-friendly material.

Based on a book by Joyce Smith titled The Impossible, Breakthrough tells the true story of how Joyce’s son, John Smith, fell through the ice and drowned, and was declared legally dead. A hour later, however, the basketball-loving 14-year-old was miraculously revived through the power of prayer…”

The True Story of ‘Breakthrough’

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“Breakthrough” tells the true story of one of the most miraculous recoveries ever. John Smith was just 14 years old when he fell through an icy Missouri lake in 2015. After being rescued from the frigid waters, John was rushed to a local hospital, where, with no pulse for nearly 45 minutes, he was declared dead. But then something remarkable happened: He woke up. The incredible tale is being retold, Hollywood-style, in “Breakthrough,” starring Chrissy Metz and Josh Lucas.

Adoption

Breakthrough: John Smith Q&A: (Dec8th19)

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Music

Chrissy Metz – I’m Standing With You (From “Breakthrough” Soundtrack)

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Deep Thought: What “if” Eve didn’t eat the “forbidden fruit”?

Why Did God Create The Tree of Good and Evil if He Knew Adam and Eve Would Eat From it?

Why did God prevent Adam from eating from the Tree of Life after he had sinned? creation.com
“..This raises an interesting question. Why would God prevent Adam from eating from the Tree of Life after he had sinned? The Bible tells us that the last enemy to be destroyed is death (1 Corinthians 15:26). But if death is an enemy, wouldn’t it have been a good thing for Adam to live forever by eating from the Tree of Life?..

When Adam sinned, mankind became estranged from God and physical death entered the world. In this way, through one man, physical death entered the world (cf. Romans 5:12, 17), and through Adam, death now came to all men. If Adam had eaten from the Tree of Life after he sinned, he would have lived forever, but he would have lived in a state of eternal estrangement from God…

While death is tragic and an enemy to God’s perfect creation, this same curse of death, is also what allowed Christ to become incarnate as a man and to actually die on the cross as a ransom for His people. If Adam had eaten from the Tree of Life after he had sinned, all mankind would have lived forever, estranged from God; and Christ, our Kinsman-Redeemer, would not have been able to die on the cross in redemption. In other words, if God did not subject sinful humanity with a curse of death, sinful man would not have any chance of being reconciled back to God. If God did not prevent Adam from eating from the Tree of Life after he had sinned, a future redemption through the physical death of one of Adam’s descendants (Jesus Christ) would not have been possible…

What would have Happened if Adam & Eve had not Fallen ? – YouTube

SecondComingOfChrist
Published on Aug 26, 2011
Had Adam and Eve reached perfection they would have borne good children and founded a sinless family and society with God’s blessings. They would then have founded the Kingdom of Heaven on earth and become the Original True Parents of mankind. Humanity would have realized the Ideal of creation on earth.
Then when we shed our physical bodies and pass into the spirit world , we would have formed the Kingdom of God in Heaven.

Why didn’t Adam and Eve immediately die for their sin (Genesis 3)? gotquestions.org
“..Interpreters typically answer this question in one of two ways. First, many note that Adam and Eve did die, though not immediately. The Hebrew phrase translated “in the day” in Genesis 2:17 is sometimes used to mean “for certain” (e.g., Exodus 10:28; 1 Kings 2:37, 42). So, Adam and Eve “certainly” died; it’s just that their death took place much later (Genesis 5:5). This view is also supported by Genesis 3:22, in which God determines to bar man from the tree of life to prevent him from living forever. Adam and Eve lost eternal life, were expelled from the Garden of Eden, and eventually experienced physical death.
..”



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Deep Thought: Is “Heaven” for real?

Dwier Brown (“Field of Dreams” father) at Willmar Stingers Baseball Game

“Is there heaven?”
*see Movie Reflection: “Field of Dreams” goodnewseverybodycom.wordpress.com

Near Death Experience

Cancer

WOMAN WITH CANCER MET JESUS IN NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCE

Stroke

Beautiful Near Death Experience | John’s NDE!

New Bodies

Healing while on Earth

Body Parts In Heaven & Healing Testimonies

Heaven Series (Part 2 – New bodies in Heaven)

Christians: We Will Get A New Body After Death! – YouTube

How You Will Look in Heaven! (Resurrection Body Revealed) – YouTube

Personal Encounters

Testimony of Heaven – Oden Hetrick (Heaven is Truly Real, Heaven Vision)

“..The city was laid out like a square, as long as it was wide. He measured the city with the rod and found it to be 12,000 stadia in length, and as wide and high as it is long.
..”
Revelations 21:6

-Movie

‘Did You Know I Have a Sister?’ from the Motion Picture ‘Heaven is for Real’

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Heaven is For Real ~ Colton Burpo’s “A Glimpse of Heaven” – YouTube

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Is there life after death? Just ask 4-year-old Colton, who emerged from life-threatening surgery with astounding details about heaven! Colton’s detailed account includes floating away, seeing God’s throne, and meeting relatives—including his sister who died in a miscarriage (and whom his parents had never mentioned). From the book, “Heaven is for Real” by Todd Burpo. Video courtesy of CBN

“Heaven Is For Real” Interview with Todd and Colton Burpo

Saw Jesus

Miracles: Stories of Visions of Jesus goodnewseverybodycom.wordpress.com

In Heaven is for Real, the face of Jesus is revealed. Learn the story behind the Heaven is for Real painting. art-soulworks.com
“..Do you believe heaven is real? Well, according to Colton Burpo and Akiane Kramarik it is! A child art prodigy, Akiane began creating extraordinary, lifelike paintings of Jesus at a very young age. One of her most significant artworks is “Prince of Peace,” an exquisite painting she created when she was just 8 years old. This masterpiece was identified by Colton Burpo as the Real Face of Jesus that he recognized from his heavenly experiences – told in a story that has reverberated around the world, thanks to the bestselling book and subsequent movie, Heaven is for Real.

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”Painting The Impossible” by Akiane Kramarik – YouTube

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Spotlight Sitcom: “Little House on the Prairie”

  • Little House on the Prairie TV-PG | 1h | Drama, Family, Romance | TV Series (1974–1983) imdb.com

    Sal: I remember sharing in kindergarten class during “Share & Tell” that this was my favorite show to watch back in the days. I can’t remember when I stopped watching this show, but I do remember watching many shows on t.v.

    Little House on the Pairie Theme Song

    Episodes

    List of Little House on the Prairie episodes From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia en.wikipedia.org
    “..The following is a list of episodes for the television show Little House on the Prairie, an American Western drama about a family living on a farm in Walnut Grove, Minnesota from the 1870s to the 1890s. The show is an adaptation of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s series of Little House books.

    The regular series was preceded by the two-hour pilot movie, which first aired on March 30, 1974. The series began on the NBC network on September 11, 1974, and ended on May 10, 1982.

    The majority of the episodes run approximately 50 minutes (not counting commercials, they have since been edited for syndication to accommodate more commercial time). Expanded episodes (90 minutes to 2 hours) have been indicated as such; many of these may not currently be shown in determined areas due to their length. ..”

    Pilot

    Little House on the Prairie – Episode Guide – Season 1 littlehouseontheprairie.com
    ‘…For the first time since their original TV broadcast, all 24 season 1 episodes are now presented complete and uncut, and newly restored and remastered for optimal picture and sound quality! In this ultimate season 1 episode guide, you’ll relive all of the heartwarming adventures and learn some new facts along the way. Some of our favorite facts and tidbits came from Alison Arngrim’s autobiography and Melissa Gilbert’s memoir.

    Below is a complete index with links to the Pilot Movie and Season One episodes:..”

    Little House on the Prairie – Pilot (Part2) Highlights

    Little House on the Prairie – Pilot (Part4) Highlights

    Little House on the Prairie – Pilot Deleted Scene

    Season 1

    Season 1 Episode 1 A Harvest of Friends Preview Little House on the …

    Season 1 Episode 2 – Country Girls Preview – Little House … – YouTube

    Little house on the prairie season 1 – YouTube

    Season 1 Episode 8 Ma’s Holiday Preview Little House on the Prairie

    Little House on the Prairie Season 1 Episode 14 The Lord is my Shepherd part 2

    LHOP ~ The Lord Is My Shepherd (2) Prt 1

    LHOP ~ The Lord Is My Shepherd (2) Prt 2

    Little House On The Prairie — Season One Deluxe … – YouTube

    LHOP ~ The Lord Is My Shepherd (2) prt3

    LHOP ~ The Lord Is My Shepherd (2) prt4

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    LHOP ~ The Lord Is My Shepherd (2) prt5

    Behind the Scenes

    Little House On The Prairie – Behind The Scenes !

    filming Little House

    Little House on the Prairie – Outtakes

    (documentary) Little House on the Prairie: The American Dream by Elliot Robinson

    Interviews

    interview andrew garvey patrick labyorteaux VOSTFR

    interview matthew labyorteaux albert ingalls VOSTFR

    interview reverand alden dabbs greer VOSTFR

    Merlin Olsen Little House Interview

    Merlin Olsen (1940–2010) imdb.com
    “Merlin Olsen was born on September 15, 1940 in Logan, Utah, USA. He was an actor, known for Mitchell (1975), Little House on the Prairie (1974) and Fathers and Sons (1986). He was married to Susan Wakely. He died on March 11, 2010 in Duarte, California, USA. See full bio » ..”

    Merlin Olsen – Player BIO | Pro Football Hall of Fame Official Site profootballhof.com
    “..As a rookie Olsen was voted into the Pro Bowl. And in the winters that followed they never played a Pro Bowl without him for 14 consecutive years. Ten times he was selected a first- or second-team All-Pro. Merlin came to the Rams as one of their two first round draft choices in 1962…”

    Katherine MacGregor Little House interview Pt. 1

    interview nels oleson richard bull VOSTFR

    interview nellie oleson alison arngrim VOSTFR

    Alison Arngrim Reveals ‘Little House On The Prairie’ Secrets | Megyn Kelly TODAY

    Little House on the Prairie – Melissa Anderson Interview 1 imdb.com

    Little House on the Prairie – Melissa Anderson Interview 1

    Little House on the Prairie – Melissa Anderson Interview 2

    interview almanzo wilder dean bulter VOSTFR

    interview caroline ingalls karen grassle 1ere part VOSTFR

    interview laura ingalls melissa gilbert VOSTFR 3emes part

    interview laura ingalls melissa gilbert VOSTFR derniere part

    Michael Landon
    Biography
    imdb.com
    “.. Michael Landon was born Eugene Maurice Orowitz, on Saturday, October 31st, 1936, in Forest Hills, Queens, New York. In 1941, he and his family moved to Collingswood, New Jersey…”
    Michael Landon
    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia en.wikipedia.org
    “..Landon was born Eugene Maurice Orowitz on October 31, 1936, in Forest Hills, a neighborhood of Queens, New York.[2][3] His parents were Peggy (née O’Neill; a dancer and comedian) and Eli Maurice Orowitz. His father was Jewish.[4] Eugene was the Orowitz family’s second child; their daughter, Evelyn, was born three years earlier, in 1933. In 1941, when Landon was four years old, he and his family moved to the Philadelphia suburb of Collingswood, New Jersey. He attended and celebrated his Bar Mitzvah at Temple Beth Shalom. His family recalls that Landon “went through a lot of hassle studying for the big event, which included bicycling to a nearby town every day to learn how to read Hebrew and do the praying.”[5] He attended Collingswood High School.[2] ..”

    JOHNNY CARSON INTERVIEW MICHAEL LANDON Jul 24 1981

    JOHNNY CARSON INTERVIEW MICHAEL LANDON Mar 10 1989

    What Happened to Michael Landon?

    Michael Landon Tribute 1991 Part 1

    Remembering the Last Farewell, part 1

    The Little House on the Prairie reunion 2005 (Tombstone) 1

    Little House on the Prairie Today Show Reunion April 30 2014

    Little House Stars and Guest Stars

    Little House on the Prairie
    Published on Mar 11, 2015
    “Little House on the Prairie: The Legacy of Laura Ingalls Wilder” is a one-hour documentary that goes beyond the famed “Little House” books to the behind-the-scenes, true life story of one of America’s most iconic authors, Laura Ingalls Wilder. Step further into Laura’s world with 35 minutes of bonus features and travel behind the scenes with director Dean Butler to experience the making of “Little House on the Prairie: The Legacy of Laura Ingalls Wilder”. Available on DVD on Amazon.com.

    The Life of Laura Ingalls Wilder Tribute ( Little House on the Prairie TV Show Theme Song)

    Walnut Grove Then & Now

    Real Ingalls Family

    The Real “Little House on the Prairie” Family – YouTube

    About The Ingalls Family by Sarah S. Uthoff 111 Comments littlehouseontheprairie.com
    “..Charles Phillip Ingalls or “Pa” (1836-1902)

    Charles had a wandering foot in all his various incarnations. In real life his family had long been farmers, moving several times while he was growing up in search of a better chance. Charles followed this same pattern with his own family after marrying Caroline Quiner, always in search of better financial opportunities, specifically a successful wheat farm. After many moves and attempts, with his family’s help Charles proved up his homestead, but due to health issues he retired from farming almost immediately afterward. Together Charles and Caroline built up one final home in De Smet, South Dakota. It’s known in Laura circles as the Third Street House and is where Charles and Caroline spent the rest of their respective lives…”

    “..Laura was both a pioneer and an author. She helped her family create a homestead, worked as a seamstress and taught school before marrying Almanzo James Wilder. They set out to build their own farm. They had several failed attempts before finally making a last fresh start in Mansfield, Missouri. They were able to improve their farm slowly until they had a modestly successful farm of over 200 acres. Laura’s work sharing information to improve farm life led to a semi-regular career writing mostly magazine articles for the Missouri Ruralist. Her own ambitions and her daughter Rose’s prodding led her to write and publish a fictionalized account of her childhood in the Little House books. The process of creating the series and later answering her fan mail would be her big project for the rest of her life…”

    The Legacy of Laura Ingalls Wilder – Behind The Scenes

    Laura Ingalls Wilder LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE Bio | Almanzo Wilder | Rose Wilder Lane

    Lake City

    Walnut Grove

    Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum walnutgrove.org

    ” Enjoy learning the history of the Ingalls Family in Walnut Grove at the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum and Gift Store. The museum’s collections are housed in a series of interesting buildings, including an 1898 depot, a chapel, an onion-domed house, dugout display, little red schoolhouse, early settler home, and covered wagon display. Also on display are memorabilia from visits by the following stars from the “Little House on the Prairie” TV series:..”


    Laura Ingalls Wilder – Walnut Grove, MN – YouTube

    Walnut Grove, MN: Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum part 1, Video 8

    Book

    The gritty true story behind ‘Little House on the Prairie’ businessinsider.com
    “.. Since then, this first-hand account of life in the US in the 19th century has become a surprise publishing hit in the US. ..”

    -Pepin Wisconsin

    Little House on the Prairie Audiobook – YouTube

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  • Neutral Perspective: Our Judicial System is fair and unfair?

    FAIR

    NEUTRAL

    UNFAIR

    10 of the Worst Wrongful Imprisonment Cases 11/9/2013 by MikeP Strange Stories oddee.com

    Man spends three months in jail after cops mistook his vitamins for drugs
    http://www.policestateusa.com/2015/joseph-burrell-vitamins/

    http://www.kare11.com/story/news/crime/2015/11/12/repeat-drunk-driver-gets-5-years-in-prison/75646686/

    -Juvenile Wrong Convictions

    Detroit Man Wrongly Convicted of Murders When He Was 15 Freed After Serving 9 Years
    CATHERINE THORBECKE,ABC News 1 hour 49 minutes ago (Wednesday, June 8th 2016) yahoo.com
    ” The murder convictions for Davontae Sanford, now 23, have been vacated by Judge Brian Sullivan, and all charges dropped against him, Maria Miller, an assistant prosecuting attorney at the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office, told ABC News today.

    Sanford was serving a 37-to-90-year sentence for a quadruple homicide he was convicted of in 2008, his attorneys said. Sanford was 14 years old when he pleaded guilty to four counts of second-degree homicide at the advice of a now-suspended attorney.

    Heidi A. Naasko, a pro bono attorney for Sanford, told ABC News today that a hit man, Vincent Smothers, confessed to 12 murders two weeks after Sanford was sentenced in 2008. ..

    The painful lessons of the Central Park Five and the jogger rape case
    Jill Filipovic Fri 5 Oct 2012 17.32 EDT theguardian.com
    The unfinished saga of the Central Park rape case shows that if police coerce suspects, the victims of a horrible crime multiply
    “..”Police officers want to get the bad guy, but too often they pick what they believe to be the most plausible story and ratchet the facts into it. By the time the police are interrogating a subject, they’ve determined that the person is probably guilty of the crime. The goal of the interrogation isn’t to learn the truth: it’s to solidify guilt. “..

    Sleep deprivation may sound relatively benign, but it’s been widely used as a powerful instrument of torture. Depriving a person of sleep removes their ability to think and act coherently. They have delusions and hallucinations, and the desire for sleep becomes so desperate that a person deprived of it will often do almost anything for reprieve – including, as happened in the Central Park case, admitting to murder. ..

    The Central Park Five all took back their confessions upon being formally arrested. They were kids who had been kept awake for nearly two days and interrogated without attorneys present; they were told if they confessed, they could go home. The stories they told in their confessions were inconsistent with each other and with the physical evidence. Several of the boys said they stabbed the victim, but there were no knife wounds. Their stories varied on the location of the crime, the description of the victim and the timeline of the crime itself. There was little physical evidence tying them to the rape and beating. They were prosecuted and convicted anyway. ..

    In the meantime, Matias Reyes, the man who actually raped and nearly killed the Central Park jogger, continued on his spree of serial rapes throughout New York City. Reyes had violently assaulted several women before the Central Park rape, including his own mother; the same year he committed the Central Park assault, he was also actively breaking into women’s apartments and stabbing out the eyes of his victims so that they couldn’t identify him after he raped them. He killed at least one of them…..

    In 2002, while in jail for rape and murder, Reyes admitted to the Central Park rape. DNA evidence tied him to the crime. Tellingly, even after a judge vacated the convictions of the Central Park Five, police commissioner Ray Kelly stood behind the police work that put five innocent young men in jail:

    “The judge’s ruling has neither exonerated the defendants nor found any collusion or coercion on the part of the police.”

    Police officers are human and mistakes happen; that’s forgivable. Refusing to alter bad practices and placing your own interest in convicting someone ahead of truth and justice? That’s not…”

    The Central Park Five Official Trailer #1 (2012) – Ken Burns … – YouTube

    Source: Men exonerated in Central Park jogger case to settle suit for $40 million By Ray Sanchez and Allie Malloy, CNN

    Updated 10:59 PM ET, Fri June 27, 2014 cnn.com
    “..A dark chapter in recent New York City history stands to close with a proposal for the city to pay a $40 million civil rights settlement to five black and Hispanic men wrongfully convicted in the horrific beating and rape of a white female jogger in Central Park in 1989, a source with knowledge of the settlement told CNN on Friday…

    The proposed agreement between the city law department and the five men — who served between seven and 13 years in prison — averages about $1 million per year of incarceration, according to the source…
    One of the men, Kharey Wise, served 13 years in prison. Kevin Richardson, Antron McCray, Yusef Salaam and Raymond Santana Jr. each served about seven years…
    In 2012, filmmaker Ken Burns, along with daughter Sarah Burns and her husband, David McMahon, produced an award-winning documentary about the infamous case. …

    “It will finally give some closure and bring a measure of justice in this tragic case. The five men were just teenagers when they were wrongly convicted. … Their story has come to symbolize the immense challenges we continue to confront when it comes to race in this country, but it is also the story of five men maintaining their dignity in the face of injustice and now, of the collective power to acknowledge and correct our mistakes.”
    Sarah Burns told CNN that it was time for the story of the Central Park Five “to be over.” ..

    The victim, Trisha Meili, kept her identity hidden for 14 years until the publication of her book, “I Am the Central Park Jogger.”
    “I guess there are lots of theories out there but I just don’t know and it’s almost too confusing for me to understand,” she told CNN in 2003, referring to the false confessions given by the five men. “I’ve had to come to peace with it by saying: ‘You know what? I’m just not going to know.'” “

    Miscarriages of Justice ~ (1)Central Park 5 Case ~ Bad Confession (youth) Part 1 of (3)

    Central Park 5 case concerns 5 youths that were running wild around central park assaulting persons.They were arrested and soon after a woman Trisha Miley was found raped and badly beaten and unconcious. They were interrogated and 4 out of 5 of them confessed to raping the woman. Subsequently a serial rapist and murderer Matiais Reyes operating in that area was caught and he admitted to raping that woman. It appeared the teenagers were innnocent. Post DNA…Why did they confess to a crime they didn’t commit. Disturbing and uncannily accurate confessions; and who is to blame? Did the police hold and interrogate them long enough to deceive and trick them into confessing. Were they merely parrots to police interrogators? ..

    The Central Park 5 talk about their struggle for redemption!

    -Rape

    ‘20 minutes of action’: father defends Stanford student son convicted of sexual assault Elle Hunt
    @mlle_elle

    Sunday 5 June 2016 23.19 EDT theguardian.com
    “…The father of a former Stanford University athlete convicted on multiple charges of sexual assault has said his son should not have to go to prison for “20 minutes of action”.

    Brock Turner, a former swimmer at Stanford University, was on Thursday sentenced to six months’ imprisonment and probation for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman.

    The 20-year-old from Dayton, Ohio – who was convicted of three felonies, including assault with intent to rape – faced a maximum of 14 years in prison.

    But Turner was expected to spend only three months of a six-month sentence in county jail after the judge, Aaron Persky, said positive character references and lack of a criminal record had persuaded him to be more lenient. Prison would have a “severe impact on him”, the judge said…”

    -Jesus’ Trial

    Jesus before Pilate.wmv


    “Short clip from the Gospel of John.”


    Jesus’ trial had nothing to do with justice. The only witnesses were his enemies who wanted him killed. The judge was only interested in avoiding problems with the local leaders and even he was uncomfortable with killing this man.

    Jesus did not die for anything he had done wrong. It was our guilt and shame he was carrying.

    Father, thank you that Jesus took my guilt and shame – and stood in my place so that I could be free.
    *see https://www.facebook.com/SalPhotoVideography/photos/a.815115951836612.1073741924.443035202378024/839668542714686/?type=3&theater

    On the Trial of Jesus, tektonics.org
    “..a) Jesus Himself filled the disciples in after the Resurrection.

    We consider this to be the most likely answer. Jesus was with the disciples for 40 days after the Resurrection – plenty of time to relate the sundry details of what happened once the more theological stuff was out of the way. And certainly, Peter would want to know what his Lord had been put through as he was waiting anxiously in the courtyard…”
    12 Reasons Jesus’ Trial Was Illegal Part 1 rcg.org
    Jesus Before Pilate – A Fabricated Trial? , from youtube.com
    Scholar Sees 4 Views of Jesus in Accounts of Death
    By PETER STEINFELS
    Published: March 27, 1994 nytimes.com
    “..He goes on to discuss how the Gospels’ portrayals of the role of Jewish authorities in Jesus’ trials were colored by later conflicts between Christians and Jews, with lethal consequences for the Jews. Similar Look at Nativity..”
    Experts’ Evidence for Jesus’ Trial, from youtube.com
    “Uploaded on Mar 31, 2011

    Dr Dirk Jongkind, a Research Fellow at Tyndale House, pieces together the earliest manuscript evidence for the New Testament and shows how it tells the story of Jesus’ trial before Pilate. Find out more at our website: http://tyndalehouse.com”
    Site of Jesus’ Trial FOUND! from youtube.com
    “Published on Jan 5, 2015

    Archaeologists in Jerusalem say they may have uncovered the remains of Herod the Great’s palace, the site where the trial of Jesus Christ may have taken place prior to his crucifixion. “

    Texas Judge resigns after being caught texting instructions to prosecutors to help win convictions In Crime by Poor Richard/October 25, 2013/54 Comments/ poorrichardsnews.com
    “Texas district Judge Elizabeth E. Coker is stepping down from the bench after being caught engaging in a massive perversion of justice. A whistleblower revealed that Corker was sending text messages to prosecutors with suggestions on questions to ask in court in order to secure a conviction.

    from Houston Chronicle:
    ..

    Her resignation also opens the door for a flurry of re-trials for anybody convicted in her court sessions. By trying to illegally secure convictions, Coker opened Pandora’s box, and now the state of Texas will have some massive legal knots to untangle…”

    “On The 700 Club Wednesday, Feb 17.: An estimated 20-thousand innocent people sit in American prisons because of wrongful convictions. Marvin Anderson was one of those people. He was sentenced to 210 years for a rape that he didn’t commit. Find out how he was finally set free….” http://go.cbn.com/6591

    Any other samples of legal cases out there that was “fair”, “unfair”, or “both”? Thoughts, comments, stories, feedback, etc.. on any of the content mentioned or not mentioned above?…

    Good News Law
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