Brickbat: On My List

Earlier this year, an Illinois
court freed Carl Chatman from prison on rape charges after
prosecutors said they now doubted the credibility of the woman who
accused him of rape and were no
longer certain that a crime even occurred
. He had served 10
years of a 30-year sentence. But his legal troubles weren’t over.
As he was getting ready for church recently, Berwyn police arrested
him for being an unregistered sex offender after they discovered
his name on the state’s sex offender registry. They released him
after prosecutors said his name should not have been on that list.
The Illinois State Police, which maintains the database, said they
would remove his name but could not explain why it was on

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