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Re: “Only the guilty want closure in West Memphis Three case

Looking back at Damien's article, its important to point this out. He states that the FBI in Washington can't find the case files or records of forensic testing and the State isn't willing to make those things public. How come? According to this article, Arkansas isn't making anything about this investigation or the forensic files open for public knowledge. Why not? If Damien or the other boys were really guilty, why even write this article? Why wouldn't they just let the whole thing die? If actions speak louder than words, it appears that it's the law and the legal system that wants it to die. Why aren't they at least open to looking at the new evidence and making an attempt to catch the real killer? Documentaries, movies and books aside, the actions of the legal system in this case tells me everything I need to know...

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Posted by Tracy Greer on 11/30/2015 at 9:34 PM

Re: “Only the guilty want closure in West Memphis Three case

Did they do it or didn't they? On either side, the people in this conversation seem like they all really know for certain whether they did or didn't. Those who think they're guilty discredit the movie, the documentaries and books and the people who think they're innocent use all these resources as proof that they are. So, how are we ever going to know for sure? Well, if we set those resources aside, what do we have? We have the actions of the people involved and that's all we need. If these boys were truly guilty, why would the State of Arkansas let them go for any reason? And more importantly, why would they let them go on an Alford plea? And if anyone read the above article, Damion very clearly says that his defense attorneys have offered the State new evidence but they aren't acting on it. Why not? Being from the rural south, knowing how poor citizens are treated, I can answer this without the aid of the movie, documentaries or books. The law has no leads and no idea who committed these murders but the parents and the public demanded an answer, so they built a corrupt case against three poor boys whose families didn't have the money for a proper defense. They never expected it to gain the world's attention. Now that it has, the last thing the state wants is for the real killer to be found. Why? Well, the answer is in the Alford plea. If the boys hadn't taken that plea but their attorneys were able to prove they were innocent anyway, the State would have had to pay each of them millions of dollars for wrongful imprisonment. Believe it or not, that wouldn't be the problem, though. If they had gone that way with it instead of taking the Alford plea, it would have shined a bright light on the corruption in the legal system and hundreds of other victims of this corruption would have then come forward and sued and those involved in this corruption - judges, law enforcement, attorneys, politicians, etc. would have been caught and arrested turning the state upside down. With the Alford plea, the case is closed and no more investigation has to be done which means the corruption stays hidden, those involved keep their jobs and the boys keep their freedom but can't sue. And any evidence that comes up will be ignored to keep the corruption under wraps forever if possible. It's sad for the Memphis 3, sad for the murdered boys but more importantly, it's sad for the parents left behind. Unless the Memphis 3 and their attorneys come up with a smoking gun that absolutely can't be ignored, they will never get closure and will never know who killed their children.

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Posted by Tracy Greer on 11/30/2015 at 8:50 PM

 

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