Judge could right a 72-year-old wrong in notorious rape case of Groveland Four

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A 72-year-old racial injustice could be corrected this morning when a judge in Lake County hears a prosecutor's extraordinary petition to set aside the 1949 rape indictment and convictions which destroyed the lives of four young Black men who came to be known to the nation as the "Groveland Four."
"Absent compelling new evidence, final judgments cannot and should not be disturbed. There are times,…
Stephen Hudak
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