An Undying Mystery

Undying

Undying feelings or beliefs are permanent and never end

He pledged undying love/loyalty.

Cambridge Dictionary

Preface

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Real World Justice

Elephent in the room

Is justice attainable?

The Church in Tatters

1 Young lawyer dusts off old evidence to cast doubt on George Stinney’s conviction

How can a human being inflict so much pain on an innocent child of only 14.
A court hearing of about 3 hours and 10 minutes of treason
by an all-white jury to decide a cruel electrocution
without even the slightest evidence?

Chilling story of innocent black boy, 14, executed after white jury convicted him in just 10 minutes

George Stinney Jr was killed in South Carolina in 1944 and is the youngest person executed in America during the 20th century

 

1 June 16, 1944 – George Stinney, Age 14, Executed

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16 jun. 2017

Today in 1944, George Stinney Jr., 14, became the youngest American executed in the 20th century. Stinney was convicted of murdering two Caucasian girls, on the basis that he interacted with the girls the day prior.

In this edition of Moments in Civil Rights History, a collaboration of Comcast and the Equal Justice Initiative, Stinney faces what is recognized today as a discriminatory trial. In 2014, a judge posthumously vacated his conviction.

2 Teen’s conviction tossed 70 years after his execution

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18 dec. 2014

The murder conviction of George Stinney, Jr., a 14-year-old African-American boy who was executed 70 years ago for the deaths of two white girls, was just overturned. A South Carolina judge ruled the boy did not have a fair trial.
 
 

One can hardly imagine how young a child of 14 is,
 and then to take his life by a cruel electrocution
on an electric chair for something this child clearly did not do! 

2 How can you lock up completely innocent people in prison?

3 Dream/Killer Official Trailer 1 (2015) – Documentary HD

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But in piecing together — thanks to archived interrogation and trial video —
a genuinely awful story of bad cops, corrupt prosecution, incompetent defense and an appeals process marred by the blind upholding of convictions,
Jenks never stirs you to consider how or why any of this happens. (It’s not racism, since everyone in the story is white.)

11 nov. 2015

 
Bill Ferguson, an army man born and raised in Missouri, has never been one to back away from a challenge: traveling across the world pretending to be a welder, teaching at an aboriginal school in Australia, and spending an inordinate amount of time with his two kids, Kelly and Ryan. But after Ryan, at 19 years old, is charged and convicted for a murder based on somebody else’s dream, Bill takes on a challenger that he never could have anticipated: the American judicial system.
 
 
 

Ryan W. Ferguson (born October 19, 1984) is an American man who spent nearly 10 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted of a 2001 murder in his hometown of Columbia, Missouri.
At the time of the murder, Ferguson was a 17-year-old high-school student.

Ryan Ferguson spent his whole twenties innocent behind bars… 

Another heartbreaking example cited in the list on the first webpage:

3 Many people say: how can Michael Morton be innocent?

He was indicted by a grand jury, he was trialled by a jury of his peers, all the evidence was brought up, he had defence council reference and the jury found him guilty.

Then we had appeals, and other appeals and we had rich files and more appeals and all the judges and all the courts agreed he is guilty.
How could that be that one soul could be innocent after all those procedures? Well you will hear about it tonight.

This is a classic case because it doesn’t include any civil rights issue, particularly on race, it is not a racial issue. All the people involved were Caucasian, some of them were neighbours. You are seeing the best of lawyers represented with Barry Scheck in our audience …

John Raley fought for 5 years for one simple thing: lets DNA test the bandana.
Well in spite of all the procedures to obtain justice, it went completely wrong.

Michael Morton spent 25 years innocent behind bars…

(This is a excerpt of the introduction of a video: Evening With Michael Morton and Barry Scheck)

Getting Life: An Innocent Man’s 25-Year Journey from Prison to Peace

“A devastating and infuriating book, more astonishing than any legal thriller by John Grisham” (The New York Times) about a young father who spent twenty-five years in prison for a crime he did not commit…and his eventual exoneration and return to life as a free man.

On August 13, 1986, just one day after his thirty-second birthday, Michael Morton went to work at his usual time. By the end of the day, his wife Christine had been savagely bludgeoned to death in the couple’s bed—and the Williamson County Sherriff’s office in Texas wasted no time in pinning her murder on Michael, despite an absolute lack of physical evidence. Michael was swiftly sentenced to life in prison for a crime he had not committed. He mourned his wife from a prison cell. He lost all contact with their son. Life, as he knew it, was over.

Drawing on his recollections, court transcripts, and more than 1,000 pages of personal journals he wrote in prison, Michael recounts the hidden police reports about an unidentified van parked near his house that were never pursued; the bandana with the killer’s DNA on it, that was never introduced in court; the call from a neighboring county reporting the attempted use of his wife’s credit card, which was never followed up on; and ultimately, how he battled his way through the darkness to become a free man once again.

“Even for readers who may feel practically jaded about stories of injustice in Texas—even those who followed this case closely in the press—could do themselves a favor by picking up Michael Morton’s new memoir…It is extremely well-written [and] insightful” (The Austin Chronicle). Getting Life is an extraordinary story of unfathomable tragedy, grave injustice, and the strength and courage it takes to find forgiveness

Michael Morton, author of “Getting Life,” is the first cited in the list above.

4 AN UNREAL DREAM: THE MICHAEL MORTON STORY – Official Trailer

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2 dec. 2013

For more information visit: www.firstrunfeatures.com/unrealdreamdvd

In 1986 Michael Morton’s wife Christine is brutally murdered in front of their only child, and Michael is convicted of the crime. Locked away in Texas prisons for a quarter century, estranged from his son, he has years to ponder questions of justice and innocence, truth and fate. Though he is virtually invisible to society, the Innocence Project and Michael’s pro bono attorney spend years fighting for the right to test DNA evidence found at the murder scene. Their discoveries ultimately reveal that the price of a wrongful conviction goes well beyond one man’s loss of freedom.

Director Al Reinert is a two-time Academy Award nominee, as a documentary filmmaker (For All Mankind, which won the documentary Jury and Audience Awards when it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 1989) and as a screenwriter (Apollo 13).

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER, DOCUMENTARY SPOTLIGHT- SXSW 2013

“A powerful story of pain, injustice, redemption, and reconciliation.” – Huffington Post

“Recounts an outrageous miscarriage of justice without a trace of manufactured melodrama or visual hyperbole. The film’s rivetingly straightforward style of storytelling is a perfect match for its subject. An inspiring tale of spiritual uplift, sympathetically detailing how religious faith gave Morton the strength to endure, and the mercy to forgive.” – Variety

“An unflinching look at how Morton was wrongfully convicted of murder and had his only son disown him.”- Associated Press

“Makes very real an innocent man’s nightmare through a cruel and broken justice system that stole his freedom, his relationship with his son and, nearly, his spirit.”- Houston Chronicle

“A gripping saga. What is most frightening is how much effort and time it took a squad of highly motivated, expert lawyers to claw Morton out of prison, even after the truth became widely apparent. If a respected, responsible citizen like Morton can be thrown in prison for decades based on such a feeble case, the film asks, who among the rest of us can consider ourselves safe?”- PopMatters

“An extraordinary film…ultimately a story of transcendence.”- Austin American Statesman

“Morton’s character fills this all-too-familiar story of injustice and absolution with a uniquely generous, moving spirit.”- Austin Chronicle

5 Juror who convicted Morton feels guilty

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5 okt. 2011

For years, a retired Round Rock teacher believed that sending Michael Morton to prison for life was the right decision, until she learned about a stack of evidence that never made it to the trial.
 
 

The Michael Morton story is injustice by design.

The jury received wrong information to frame Michael as the murderer in spite the prosecutor knew he was not.
It is the wild west of a 
unthinkable cruel, heinous justice system.
A clear injustice in a broken system.

It is what happened to Liam Allan and the other persons in the list above.

Listen to the j
uror who convicted Michael Morton in the video.

The disgraced prosecutor Ken Anderson was
the con man in the justice system.

Con: To make someone believe something false, usually so that that person will give you their money or possessions (Cambridge Dictionary).

Prosecutorial misconduct can be so difficult to detect because 

when a prosecutor deliberately hides evidence of innocence from the defense, that evidence is intended to stay hidden, and too often does.

4 Justice is a pretty sobering experience!

Consider an innocent person can be framed with something he has absolutely no involvement with!

The Michael Morton case illustrates how dependent the criminal justice system is on honesty from the police and prosecutors and how easy people trust the police and prosecutors.

The false conviction of Michael Morton occurred not only because of corrupt law enforcement but due to a jury that was easily manipulated.

This case illustrates how easy it is to be falsely convicted.

How almost anything a person does can be distorted into a malicious narrative.

The negative theme is easier to believe when there isn’t a lot of evidence of an alternate theory of the crime.

In this case that evidence was available, but it wasn’t shared with the defence.

The other incredible part of this case is the resilience of Michael Morton. A man who was 100 percent innocent and suffered for over 24 years in prison. He lost everything: his wife, contact with his son, his freedom, people hated him, they wouldn’t talk to him, he was isolated. People wanted him to confess to something he did not do. I think it’s a reminder that prison is a devastating punishment.

Prisoners who maintain their innocence should always have their claims seriously considered. They in a position where it’s very hard to undo what’s been done to them. That if they’ve been falsely convicted, it’s really a difficult road to travel to get that reversed.

A kind corrupt law enforcement as in the Michael Morton case

Eye To Eye: The Seligmanns On The Duke Case (CBS News)

  1. Several dozens of innocent persons named on the first web page were for no reason unscrupulously punished just as a result of a broken justice system.

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  1. When you go down the names one by one in the lists, it is the same pattern of what Liam Allan, Ryan Ferguson and Michael Morton had to endure.

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  1. The parallel in all the cases cited: justice was intellectually inadequates as expressed by prosecutor Jerry Hayes (“sheer incompetence”)

You can’t do harm without knowing that you’re hurting someone a lot.

Imagine…
There is no honesty…
No Shame…
No Conscience…

Something is not right

Three examples and the numerous examples on the first webpage are cases of a clear flawed justice system.

Notice

  1. In the interrogation Ryan Ferguson says: “I am even innocent of being there!”
  2. The alleged witness Trump could not have seen Ryan Ferguson from where he was!
  3. The second witness, Erikson, had been used by the police to make a false statement.
  4. There was no indication that Ryan had anything to do with it and both witnesses later stated that they had both lied.
  5. It is an aberration unimaginable that it is possible, on the basis of nothing, to be manipulated as a 19 year old to end up in prison for 10 years and the chances of getting out are virtually non-existent.
  6. Ryan had a bad lawyer. He bears full responsibility for Ryan not receiving a fair and dignified trial and thus being unjustly jailed for 10 years.


    The Scottsboro Boys (1931)

  1. Ditto for the 9 Scottsborry boys. They were not all present in this train carriage.
  2. This seems to be a Candid Camera type of justice event, that results in years of innocent imprisonment.
  3. Ryan Ferguson said: “it takes an army to get out of prison”.
At the next stop, to avoid being punished themselves, Ruby Bates and Victoria Price – both prostitutes -- claimed the black boys raped them. Bates later recanted her story. On March 30, 1931, all of the Scottsboro Boys were indicted by an all-white jury. Trials began a few days later, with several boys on trial at once.

Convicted of rape and sentenced to death (the common sentence in Alabama at the time for black men convicted of raping white women),
even though there was no medical evidence indicating that rape had taken place
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Nine African American teenagers, ages 13 to 20, accused in Alabama of raping two white women in 1931

 The Central Park Five (1989)

  1. Following on from the Scottsborry boys are ‘The Central Park Five’, 5 boys of only 14, 15 and 16 years of age, in 1998, who were fabricated and locked up in prison for 7 and more years.

Thomas Raynard James (2022)

  1. Innocent 32 years in prison on the basis of one eyewitness who says afterwards that she was mistaken. Free on 27 April 2022. Same pattern as previously mentioned 19-year-old Ryan Ferguson who spent his entire twenties innocently in prison. Misguided Justice
  2. Serving the idea of justice with the blunt axe in a fragile and breakable justice system is a very unfortunate way of working, which often goes wrong, as the examples of miscarriages of justice in the website make clear.
  3. Just one particularly weak statement cannot be used as a basis for locking someone up for 32 years.
  4. This is clearly a flawed justice system.
  5. An innocent person is released from prison after years, after decades in prison… and according to what Ryan Ferguson said: “it takes an army to get out of prison” of course this is only the tip of the iceberg.
5  The Post Office scandal
  1. Between 2000 and 2014, more than 700 people were wrongly accused of theft, fraud and false accounting due to a flaw in a computer system.

Public inquiry into Post Office scandal starts


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14 feb. 2022

A public inquiry has begun to examine the wrongful convictions of hundreds of people who ran post offices.
 
Between 2000 and 2014, more than 700 people were wrongly accused of theft, fraud and false accounting due to a flaw in a computer system.
 
To enquire about licensing Sky News content, contact clipsales@sky.uk
 
 

Post Office scandal: Subpostmistress falsely convicted wants ‘someone to be accountable’

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16 feb. 2022

A subpostmistress falsely convicted of fraud because of flaws in the Post Office computer system broke down in tears as she told an inquiry about how the experience left her with medical issues and caused her young daughter to self-harm.

The examples in the website are the result of an error in the justice system.

A kind of so-called justice.

Injustice untouchable and above reproach.

An unimaginable paradox.

Justice derails.

An Undying Mystery.

The lives of completely innocent people

 (and those around them)

are destroyed,

for no reason or cause!

A Candid Camera-like justice event as we see, there we go, in de candid camera video below: Worst Police Dog Ever.

Please enjoy.

Throwback Thursday – Worst Police Dog Ever!

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7 aug. 2014

 
This dog just seems unwilling to do its job correctly.

Preface

Current page

Real World Justice

Elephent in the room

Is justice attainable?

The Church in Tatters