Brooklyn rapper Maino is to “turn-up” his talents by taking part in a new hip-hop-themed stage play, Freedom.
The Play tells the story of the wrongfully imprisoned man David Ranta, who was convicted of the murder of rabbi Chaskel Werzberger in 1991 and served over 20 years until he was released on March 21st, 2013, due to new DNA evidence proving his innocence. The play serves as a eye opener to bring awareness to the high quantity of unjust incarcerations that occur in the judicial system every day.
“Jurors go into trials thinking that if a defendant was seen committing a crime, and they confessed to doing the crime, they are guilty. However, statistics show that in 25% of the cases where the defendant was exonerated because of DNA, they had made incriminating statements, confessed, or plead guilty. Mistaken identifications account for a third of wrongful convictions. Statistics reveal innocent people get convicted every day.”