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Crosley Green Loses His Deliverance From Apparent Injustice
Out of prison after three-plus decades, Green was sent back to prison
Crosley Green endured the miseries of prison for over three decades for a murder he says he didn’t commit. In 2021, the courts agreed and released him. In a turn of events, the conviction was reinstated in 2022 and he was ordered back to prison.
Now 65 years old, Green’s conditional release was successfully appealed by the state of Florida. US District Judge Roy Dalton ruled Green had to turn himself in to the authorities to resume serving life in prison.
His sister, Shirley Green, reportedly told her brother to take a plea deal in 1989, according to CNN. If Crosley had done so, he would’ve been out of prison a decade ago. He didn’t take the plea. Why?
He refused to confess to something he didn’t do, Green said.
“Half of his life has been taken away from him,” she added.
This article, if as accurate as it appears, tells a shocking tale of a man very likely done very wrong for a very long time.
Who’s telling the truth? The state of Florida or Green and his attorneys?
The state has the imbalance of power. The family of the victim could feel Green was — and remains guilty and deserving of a life sentence and it’s possible Florida and Charles’ Flynn’s family is correct. Or maybe Green and his family and supporters could be correct with their argument, as law enforcement and courts do too often fail defendants and society.
In this situation, there is a strong appearance at least that the legal power of the state of Florida is doubling down on a gross miscarriage of justice. There is high probability it is continuing to act blindly, unethically and without compassion as Green watches, endures and suffers yet more of his freedom and life passing by him and his family.
Michael Toebe writes “Reputation Notes." He is the founder and specialist at Reputation Quality, a practice that serves and assists successful people and organizations in further building reputation as an asset and responsibly, ethically protecting, restoring or reconstructing it.
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