From the Berkshire Eagle:
"Bernard Baran Jr. spent 21 years in state prison on child molestation charges that were eventually overturned. Four years after his death, the Pittsfield Human Rights Commission will revisit the case that many have since deemed unjust.
"Homophobia, that's what initially fueled what happened," said John Swomley, who led Baran's legal team during the appeal. "We're still grappling with that as a society, but nothing like what they did to him back then."
On Wednesday, Swomley, along with Robert Chatelle, who founded the National Center of Reason and Justice, and journalist and playwright James D'Entremont, will speak at the Berkshire Athenaeum about Baran's prosecution and imprisonment..."
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