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Staunch supporter of the fight for justice for the three victims murdered in West Memphis in 1993 and the travesty of justice that followed.

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Re: “New fiber analysis results in WM3 case

There only has to be ONE person within the Arkansas State Judiciary with the moral courage and fortitude to start making amends for this catastrophic miscarriage of justice.

Other States in America have had people with the integrity to admit that just maybe things had gone wrong. I had had some hope in the character of Prosecutor Scott Ellington, but it seems it was misplaced as he, too, now tries to enter the game of American Politics.

This case is going to be featured in the teaching of Law as a perfect example of a legal travesty. What a legacy all the Governors and Attorney Generals have bestowed on their home state since 1993.

Someone, somewhere close to the State Capital, has to have no conscience as well as knowing full well that people have to be hiding things. It is the only logical conclusion one can draw since the powers that be were more than willing to allow those Alford Pleas and a 'free get pout of jail' card. Only this is NOT a game and there are way too many people whose lives have been directly effected by this nightmare of a mess.

People all over the world are watching and drawing their own conclusions about what 'Justice' seems to mean in Arkansas.

This case is NEVER going to 'go away' until Justice has been seen to be done.

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Posted by Miranda on 08/30/2012 at 1:11 PM

Re: “Scott Ellington considering 1st District congressional race

I would hope he defers seeking a political career until the case has been finally resolved and the wrongs made right, at least as far as is possible. The politics of the American Judiciary never fail to astound me. I am neither on the East Coast nor the West Coast but in Europe and have followed this travesty of Justice for years now.
The Alford Pleas were merely a stop gap to get over the immediate crisis. This case is NOT going to go away. If anything it is going to gather an even greater momentum as more and more people begin to realise how wrong it was. It NEEDS an honourable Judge and a Prosecutor of high integrity. Both were missing all those years ago.
Once this case is sorted and he has completed at least one full term as Prosecutor then, maybe, a career change is reasonable. Too many people built their careers on the wrongs of this case, Mr Ellington has the chance to build his by doing the right thing!
I hope he has the courage to stay the course and bring a final and a Just closure to this saga. The Alford Pleas were the beginning of that road. Serve the citizens of Arkansas before seeking to serve self!
I am in the UK and thanks to the internet am able to keep abreast of all the twists and turns lof this sorry sorry tale.

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Posted by Miranda on 02/25/2012 at 7:55 PM

Re: “Life after prison for West Memphis Three

This highlights the lack of preparation made for life on the outside - although, to be fair, this all happened very suddenly.
Mr. D Do you really think the state of Arkansas would just let these three out (one from Death Row) if they really believed them guilty? Your lack of confidence in your elected officials is staggering! But then, up until now, I have not had any confidence in your Judicial and Investigative emplyees for a long time. It was the ASSC and now Judge Laser, who have helped improve my attitude.
I would NEVER support a 'child killer' - but first I would have to have confidence in the convictions!
Trade School would be ideal but meanwhile, as the State has wriggled out of its obligations, every bit of help I am sure will be appreciated.
This case is a Natiional Disaster - but without the hope of help from FEMA!

I first heard of Jessie Misskelley's practical position on the wm3blackboard web site and am now trying tofind a way to send money from England.

To poster 'ATS' above - JM was so easily manipulated by the wmpd. He has been pulled and pushed from all sides and it is, I think, unfair to expect him to suddenly have a sophisticated degree of understanding about it all. I am more than happy to contribute to him directly if I can. He 'confessed' thinking that would please the authorities and he would be able to go home. Ended up in prison for 18 years. Two weeks ago he pleads 'guilty' and he gets to go home. Try and see it from his point of view! Confusing, to say the least!!

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Posted by Miranda on 09/04/2011 at 5:39 PM


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