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'Dangerous Evidence' true story of Lori Jackson-Lindsey Scott

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"Dangerous Evidence: The Lori Jackson Story" is a movie based on the true story of African-American Activist Lori Jackson and Marine Cpl. Lindsey Scott. The movie debuted on Lifetime in April 1999. It is directed by Sturla Gunnarsson and based on a book written by Ellis A. Cohen and Milton Shapiro. The cast includes: Lynn Whitfield, Richard Yearwood and Richard Lineback.

"Dangerous Evidence" synopsis/plot

When a Black female civil rights activist learns about a case involving a Black marine who was wrongly imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit, she tries to convince an attorney to retry the case.

"Dangerous Evidence" is based on the true story of Lori Jackson, an Black activist who investigated the case of Lindsey Scott. Scott was an African-American marine who was arrested and convicted for the 1983 rape and abduction of another marine's wife.

Lindsey Scott was serving out a 30-year sentence before he was acquitted at a second trial in 1988, according to the New York Times.


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