Is There Life After Duke-LAX?
Seligmann, now attending Brown University in Rhode Island, has become involved with the Innocence Project.
"With his personal story, Seligmann would be a natural spokesman on campus for the Innocence Project, even though the organization did not personally help him during the Duke case. But Seligmann was quick to deflect credit for organizing the event, saying that it was really his coaches who put in the grunt work to get the event together.Read the full article from the Brown Daily Herald here: http://tinyurl.com/ynkpy7
" 'Just having gone through what I went through really opened my eyes to the injustices' of the court system, Seligmann said. 'The Innocence Project right now is the most legitimate program trying to change the wrongs of the criminal system.'
"Seligmann became involved with the organization after being invited to its first banquet in April, shortly after he was declared innocent. At the banquet, he met other wrongly accused people, some of whom had spent years in jail for crimes they didn't commit.
" 'It was one of the most incredible experiences that I ever had,' Seligmann said. 'Getting a chance to meet some of these people really puts a face on some of these issues. To see what these people went though is mind-boggling. Getting a chance to talk about what they went through and how the justice system treated them really inspired me to make a difference.' "
I am grateful to MensCollegeActivist.Org for sending me the link to this story.