Discussion in 'Political Discussion' started by Gainzo, Aug 25, 2011.
Before I get into details does anyone know what I'm talking about?
I hadn't heard about the case until a former girlfriend made me watch, "Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills, and Paradise Lost 2: Revelations."
I lost a lot of faith in our court system after viewing those videos, but lost even more faith in southern states.
Area Wide News: Local News: West Memphis Three freed (08/24/11)
It's why the death penalty scares me.
Yep. Why we put people to death in this Country troubles me.
"...Prosecutor Scott Ellington said, the pleas that were entered validated the decision of the jurors who sent the men to prison..."
F*ck you, Scott Ellington. This kind of mindset is part of the problem. It's not about the jurors.
Any sane person knows that those kids didn't do anything. Unfortunately for them they wore black clothes and obviously hated Jesus. What does that equal in small town Arkansas? Prison.
I'm really fired up about this debacle. Pisses me off.
I don't know that much about the case. How does any sane person know that?
A miscarriage of justice, that was made better by some good legal representation..
West Memphis Three - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Got a more reliable source? That Wiki page has issues:
The 'West Memphis Three' Are Freed, Giving A Documentary A New Ending : Monkey See : NPR
This should pass muster. Unfortunately Vicki Lawrence was on to something in her song about "the Night the Lights went out in Georgia" Southern Justice can sometimes be an oxymoron. Look at disgraced forensic dentist/scientist Dr. Michael West and the people who he wrongfully help send to death row for nearly a decade before being exonerated. Still Mississippi prosecutors used him as an expert in junk science.....
A DA in Dallas, I believe, has been systematically reviewing many cases. To his credit, he's a DA who isn't afrais to try to actually achieve justice.
Of course, Texas then had the savior, Rick Perry, trying to block inquiries into the case of the man (Willingham?) executed for allegedly killing his children. Not sure where that one stands now, though Perry's obstructionism is telling.
Why rely on others???, everyone can search for info... It is easy to sit back and question, when you can check out the veracity for yourself.
I think you're referring to Craig Watkins. Here's a link to an interview with him that's pretty interesting, to say the least.
Innocence Blog: National Public Radio talks with Dallas District Attorney
I figured that everyone who was so convinced would have it at the tip of their fingers. Why is it my responsibility to figure out what you guys read? If I post something from a site that you don't like I guarantee you will ask me to find a better source.
Let's cut to the chase: what source are you guys using? A documentary? Eddie Vedder? How can you all be so sure about something that happened quite awhile ago nowhere near where any of us live?
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