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Episode 49 | Shawn Drumgold, Roxbury, Massachusetts: The Sonoma Street Alibi (Tiffany Moore part 2)



In August 1988, Tiffany Moore was shot three times in what police would call a rival gang turf war on Humboldt Ave in Roxbury. The streets were not safe, Tiffany's own mother sent her away to keep her from the violence that was taking over their neighborhood, only for it to take her back in the cruelest way possible. The city was outraged and put pressure on the Boston Police to solve her murder and do something about the violence. Her death was covered nationwide and would symbolize the disorder that ruled the streets, the kind of chaos that elicited fear among those who were outside looking in. Police targeted a low level drug dealer named Shawn Drumgold, painting him as a savage gang member. This episode is about a murdered child, drugs, gang violence, witness intimidation, police and prosecutorial misconduct, wrongful convictions, and a still-unsolved crime. Trial 4 about Sean Ellis's wrongful conviction

There is no justice in putting innocent people in prison. The New England Innocence Project: newenglandinnocence.org

October 2 is International Wrongful Conviction Day Learn about the Exoneree Network: newenglandinnocence.org/exoneree-network

Two core sources (more listed): Doubt Cast Over Tiffany Moore Verdict by Dick Lehr, Boston Globe, May 2003 Thanks to Dick and The Globe's great reporting or Shawn Drumgold might have died in prison.

Coming Home by Chris Wright, Boston Phoenix, Dec 2003 Follow @crimeofthetruestkind Operation True Crime & Wine, our live crime event Thurs, Nov 9 at Off Cabot, Beverly, Mass Get tickets now! Promo from PNW Haunts & Homicides: Join Caitlyn and Cassie as they chat about true crime, the paranormal, and all kinds of spooky sh*t in the Pacific Northwest. Just two "normal-ish" friends who wanted more local, creepy stories so they never sleep or leave their houses again.


Music from Joe "onlyone" Kowalski - Joe Got A New Heart Fund Dug McCormack's MATH GHOSTS Andrew King



Sources

Shawn Drumbgold, Terrence Taylor, Tiffany Moore





TV listings, 1988-89 Season - China Beach Wednesdays at 10:00pm




Inferior groundwork by DA's office dooms some cases, Boston Globe, April 9, 1991 (archives)









RIP Alice Moore, Tiffany's mother

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