New York, Rene Lynch, Murder discussed on The Takeaway

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And we also have some really old ideas about gender i think the largely speaking in we're sort of confronting those as a as a nation and as a society these days how do you see that evolving in terms of specifically in terms of transgender americans in the olympics you know we don't have any olympic athletes this time that are transgender and so we aren't even really having that conversation right now with the olympics we could be having these discussions about these places where people push on our really rigid gender ideas um but we don't seem to be doing that right now with these olympics and you know i i i wish we were we should talk about that more and we need more diversity we need to open sport up more and more as we go jessica thanks so much for being with us today thank you jessica luther is a freelance journalists covering sports and culture and cohost of the podcast burn it all down if you've been convicted of a crime but you think dna might exonerate you it can be an uphill battle to get a judge to reopen your case laws vary by state to state and here in new york where the laws are some of the least stringent you may never get a second chance to test dna evidence if the prosecution doesn't think the results would change the verdict but rene lynch is trying to fight this in 1998 lynch was tried and convicted of felony murder she says she was coerced into a confession and original dna never linked her to the crime but she was found guilty and now she's asking new york state to authorize a new round of dna testing in her case susan friedman is a staff attorney at the innocence project she's one of the lawyers currently representing rene lynch susan welcome to the takeaway thank you for having me an andrew cohen is a senior editor at the marshall project an author of this week's case in point which looks at the case of rene lynch high andrew it's good to beer thank you so susan.

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