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by Peter Moskos

June 7, 2010

Barry Gibbs speaks

Barry Gibbs was framed by the Mob Cops and spend more than 18 years behind bars. He was innocent.

This is the ten minute talk he gave at The Moth in 2006. After hearing him, I invited him to come to my classes and speak at John Jay College. He did.

He recently got a lot of money for what happened. I wish him the best. But I still wouldn't change places with him. It really isn't about the money.

Eighteen years.


I keep thinking there's some moral to his story. That some good can come from it. But I don't know.

I do always show it to my classes. Maybe some good can come out of that.

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