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David Perry Davis, Esq.
Pennington, NJ
WM3 supporter Dad Motorcycle enthusiast Attorney
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How do I explain it? Well, to start with, I read it - http://www.dpdlaw.com/jmstatements.htm . Just like reading the others, he's unable to give any details that are consistent with the crime and the forensics, and he's lead around through the questioning like a little pony... because he doesn't have a clue. How do I "explain it"? How do you "explain" Grimm's Fairy Tails. Please.... read up on the case. If there were seriously evidence of guilt, the State never would have reached this deal.
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Zack... please read up a little about the juror misconduct issues before citing that a jury (actually 2 juries, 24 people) called the facts. In Damien / Jason's trial, the jury foreman (Kent Arnold) admitted that he used inadmissible evidence and went in with a strong bias toward conviction. His brother was a child rapist facing life without parole. BTW, his brother got probation thanks to Arnold delivering for the State. In Jessie's trial, Retired Crackhead County Short-Circuit Judge Dishonorable David Burnett opened the door to the jury room when they were debating guilt or innocence for Jessie. They had just voted 8-4 to acquit Jessie. Judge Burnout asked what they wanted for lunch. When they said "we may be almost done here", he responded "well, you have to come back for sentencing." When they said "huh? What if we find him not guilty?" Judge Burnout closed the door. Moments later they came back with a conviction. Prosecutor Ellington cited the juror misconduct issues as the most probable reason that Judge David Laser was going to vacate the convictions and order a new trial, which Laser said he doubted he could win. Please read up on the issues before opining. If we were talking about baseball here, it would be one thing, but we're talking about justice for 6 - pardon the 3 and arrest THe killer.
Jim - Good job! Very people know his official, full title and use it properly like that. Kudos!
Sorry to see that a journalist didn't take a couple of hours to really read up and say with certainty that he realizes that the 3 are innocent, but what really jumped out at me was: If every inmate in the state prison could receive the same exposure and advocacy on HBO, the same alliance with Johnny Depp and Eddie Vedder and Natalie Maines, the same money for the same talented, singularly focused and unrelenting investigators, lawyers and public relations agents, the same Internet-driven movement — how many, we can only wonder, would turn out to have been convicted dubiously because of fear and prejudice and over how they looked, maybe because of skin color, and acted? It’s best not to think too long on that. Amen, brother. There are 2,000,000 people incarcerated here in the good old USA. If the system were right 95% of the time (ha ha), that's 100,000 wrongful convictions. Please folks, keep this energy alive and get involved: www.innocenceproject.org
OUTRAGEOUS! NOW I'VE FIGURED IT OUT! THE WHOLE THING .... THE WHOLE RELEASE! IT WAS NOTHING BUT A PUBLICITY STUNT FOR THE MOVIE! OUTRAGEOUS!!
That link to it isn't working .... this one is, though: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45Ei7vnOesE&feature=player_embedded
SENATOR BURNETT RELEASES OFFICIAL COMMENT ON WM3 RELEASE! http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/317770_2157246243888_1028433832_31999958_4211316_n.jpg
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Aug 19, 2011
Read a little further, there.... After the DNA in 2007 and after Terry Hobbs started trying to use him as an alibi (claiming he was with Byers at 6:00 on 5/5/93 when Byers knew it was 8:15), Byers met with the defense investigators and came out as a supporter (about 3 years ago today, actually!). He sought (and, he says, received) forgiveness from the families and the WM3.
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Weather . com says it's 89.2 degrees in Little Rock -- not a controlled temperature. It also says there's a 9 MPH wind - not an airless 8 x 6 cell. It's getting dark out - Damien can watch the sunset, not wait for the timed click of a cell light going off. For that matter, he can turn off the light if he wishes, not having to worry about being written up for covering a light bulb with paper in violation of prison rules. They say it may rain tomorrow - he'll be feeling it for the first time in 18 years. Not only can he reach out and touch someone, he can reach out and touch Lorri. He can talk to her with no one listening for the first time. He can watch an HD TV for the first time. Surf the net for the first time - maybe visit this page. (Come on, my man, make this blog your first directly-typed post ever!) He can cry. He can laugh. He can call his family. He can have breakfast tomorrow with his son. He can have a bath (there are no bath tubs in prisons...Damien hasn't had a bath in 18 years, which sounds grosser than it is). He can do...... whatever he damned well pleases. Whenever he pleases. Chris, Steve and Michael don't yet have justice, but thank God their loss is no longer the source of the abortions of justice that stood since February and March of 1994. Folks, we had a hand in this. The contributions, the rallies, the voting Fogelman down for ASC, the time, energy and the love we all put forth. That's a good thing. * * * FREEd THE WEST MEMPHIS THREE! * * *
I posted this twice as a Reply and it hasn't shown up after 1/2 an hour, so -- sorry if it's a second re-post: I don't know what the "obvious reasons" for not posting the name would be. The name is KENT ARNOLD. Here's the scumbag's website: http://www.kentarnold.com/view/117 And here's what the oath-violating, lying, brother of a child rapist did to Jason & Damien to earn such high marks: http://www.dpdlaw.com/lw_aff.pdf Because of him, Jason & Damien have lost 17+ years from their lives. Because of him the WMPD did no further investigation of this crime until their 2007 interview of the killer, Terry Wayne Hobbs. "Rot in hell" doesn't begin to describe it.
I wrote this about 10 minutes ago and it hasn't shown up, so -- sorry if it's a repost. I don't know what the "obvious reasons" for not posting the name would be. The name is KENT ARNOLD. Here's the scumbag's website: http://www.kentarnold.com/view/117 And here's what the oath-violating, lying, brother of a child rapist did to Jason & Damien to earn such high marks: http://www.dpdlaw.com/lw_aff.pdf Because of him, Jason & Damien have lost 17+ years from their lives. Because of him the WMPD did no further investigation of this crime until their 2007 interview of the killer, Terry Wayne Hobbs. "Rot in hell" doesn't begin to describe it.
Mom2Brian - I just ran across your comment, which I can see is a couple weeks old. It looks like a few people responded, some of whom seem angry. To be honest, reading things like you wrote makes me sad, not angry at this point. You're obviously literate and are applying "common sense" and coming out with a conclusion you believe in. But, with all respect, your conclusion isn't accurate. Please continue to read on the issues - especially the false confessions issue. There is a wealth of information out there on your "common sense" comment about why someone would confess (multiple times) to a crime they didn't commit. Google Michael Crowe ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0tdOWZK4AA ) or the Norfolk Four ( http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/the-confessions/ ) - or Jim Trainum, a Washington detective who once poo-poo'ed the idea of false confessions.... until he took one (in good faith). He now travels round talking a...bout them - and what can be done to prevent them: http://www.camajorityreport.com/index.php?module=articles&func=display&aid=2306 http://www.exonerate.org/in-their-words/james-trainum/ There's also a great discussion on the case at http://www.wm3blackboard.com where you can ask any questions and express any opinion and will be treated with respect. Please continue to read - I hope that one thing we can agree on is that the truth here is of the utmost importance.
Mom2Brian - I just ran across your comment, which I can see is a couple weeks old. It looks like a few people responded, some of whom seem angry. To be honest, reading things like you wrote makes me sad, not angry at this point. You're obviously literate and are applying "common sense" and coming out with a conclusion you believe in. But, with all respect, your conclusion isn't accurate. Please continue to read on the issues - especially the false confessions issue. There is a wealth of information out there on your "common sense" comment about why someone would confess (multiple times) to a crime they didn't commit. Google Michael Crowe ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0tdOWZK4AA ) or the Norfolk Four ( http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/the-confessions/ ) - or Jim Trainum, a Washington detective who once poo-poo'ed the idea of false confessions.... until he took one (in good faith). He now travels round talking a...bout them - and what can be done to prevent them: http://www.camajorityreport.com/index.php?module=articles&func=display&aid=2306 http://www.exonerate.org/in-their-words/james-trainum/ There's also a great discussion on the case at http://www.wm3blackboard.com where you can ask any questions and express any opinion and will be treated with respect. Please continue to read - I hope that one thing we can agree on is that the truth here is of the utmost importance.
Hang in there, folks. Decision has already been written, from what I'm told. It'll be released this Thursday --- I think the motivation was that they didn't want to release something that could be read as critical of Burnett & McDaniel right before the election. .... I mean, not that politics would ever have anything to do with the WM3 convictions....
This is starting to devolve, but - YOU'RE changing the premise. YOU initially said (see above) - quote "Oh, really? Echols attorneys believe that the affidavit and the jury misconduct route will give Echols a "very good chance" of getting a new trial and being released from prison? You must have talked to them personally, because I can't find ANYWHERE where any of the defense attorneys said anything like this. It sure wasn't mentioned in the hearings." Read the key sentence here that YOU stated - "the affidavit and the jury misconduct route" .... I responded, focusing on the "the jury misconduct route" that you raised. You then say I'm a liar because the multiple links I provided on "jury misconduct route" don't also cite to the affidavit? The affidavit is, obviously, part of the equation. There's a discussion above about whether it's hearsay and why Warford waited to come forward (considering that he's exposing himself to potential problems for not stepping forward during the trial -- I've yet to hear a good theory as to why he'd come forward now unless it's to do the right thing. He has lots to lose and nothing to gain). And as far as the "no lawyer has stated that the affidavit will give Echols a very good chance of being set free" -- well, you're changing the premise again. The affidavit ALONE is not the issue you raised at first -- it was "the affidavit and the jury misconduct route." And, I'm a lawyer and I don't think it's reasonably disputable that the issue has legs, and is one of his strongest. May not happen until federal court if the State doesn't consider it (although it was presented to them), but it'll happen. This is a DP case and gets the highest scrutiny. Proofs that there was a queered jury concern the feds, even if they don't bother McDaniels.
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