Full and fair investigation | Arkansas Blog

Monday, July 23, 2007

Full and fair investigation

Posted By on Mon, Jul 23, 2007 at 12:17 PM

The Evening Times of West Memphis has a story today following Mara Leveritt's report on DNA evidence in the West Memphis Three murder case. It's here, but free registration is required.

It reports, as Mara did, that a review of physical evidence in the slayings of three children turned up no DNA of the three teens convicted of the crime. It did turn up hair from the stepfather of one of the slain children.

Gotta love those West Memphis police and their instant analysis. No way that hair implicates the stepfather in any way. "He's not a suspect," Chief Mike Allen declares. And Allen -- and Prosecutor Brent Davis -- remain convinced that they have the right people in prison for the crime, despite the absence of any DNA from them.

Maybe Brent Davis did make the right decision in choosing not to review the West Memphis police killing of a 12-year-old boy. He turned the matter over to a special prosecutor. Davis and the West Memphis cops have many reasons to stick together. Do you think he'll recuse from West Memphis police cases when he's elected judge?

From the ArkTimes store



Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

  • Anybody around?

    The Thanksgiving open line.
    • Nov 23, 2017
  • Turkeys rescued in Yellville enjoy their Thanksgiving

    Farm Sanctuary, an animal protection organization, sends word that four turkeys rescued from the Yellville Turkey Trot after the annual drops from buildings and an airplane will enjoy Thanksgiving in friendlier places
    • Nov 23, 2017
  • The New Orleans charter school 'miracle'? It's a ruse

    The New Orleans Tribune has a devastating piece of editorial commentary, based on local reporting and test scores, that lays bare the depiction of the charterization of New Orleans public schools 12 years ago as a miracle of the "reform" movement.
    • Nov 23, 2017
  • More »

Readers also liked…

  • Judge anticipates punishment of lawyers in Fort Smith class action case

    Federal Judge P.K. Holmes of Fort Smith issued a 32-page ruling yesterday indicating he contemplates punishment of 16 lawyers who moved a class action lawsuit against an insurance company out of his court to a state court in Polk County after a settlement had been worked out.
    • Apr 15, 2016
  • The two cities of Little Rock: East/west, black/white

    The Little Rock City Board illustrated this week a community divided over public schools, another blow to the Little Rock School District and another illustration of the need for ward elections to the board.
    • Mar 23, 2017
  • Kenneth Starr: A comment from Betsey Wright

    Betsey Wright, former President Bill Clinton's chief of staff when he was Arkansas governor, responds bitterly to a New York Times article today quoting Whitewater Prosecutor Kenneth Starr's warm words about Clinton. She can't forget the lives Starr ruined in Arkansas.
    • May 24, 2016

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments

  • Re: Anybody around?

    • Shit, Cato, looks like somebody might have to do some time. Won't be hard time…

    • on November 23, 2017
  • Re: Anybody around?

    • Just in case anyone on board is keeping up with the Sen. Jake Files escapades:…

    • on November 23, 2017
  • Re: Anybody around?

    • Great story mountaingirl!

    • on November 23, 2017



© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation