October 06, 2007

Reputation vs. Life

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Three former Duke lacrosse players falsely accused of rape filed a federal lawsuit Friday against disgraced prosecutor Mike Nifong, the city of Durham and the police detectives who handled the investigation.

The lawsuit calls the criminal case against Reade Seligmann, Collin Finnerty and Dave Evans was "one of the most chilling episodes of premeditated police, prosecutorial and scientific misconduct in modern American history."

The Complaint

The audacity of this quote.
To the truth of it, I think not.

The Supreme Court Considers An Appalling Case Where Prosecutors Hid Evidence From the Death Row Defendant, and Knowingly Presented Perjured Testimony Against Him: by Edward Lazurus

Thursday, Dec. 11, 2003

Delma Banks, Jr., has been on Texas' death row for 24 years. He has been scheduled for execution fifteen different times. Most recently, he was strapped on a gurney awaiting the lethal injection that Texas uses to kill people. But the U.S. Supreme Court, with ten minutes to spare, stayed his execution.

If the Supreme Court's oral argument -- held this week, on December 8 -- is any indication, Banks is likely to win his case: His death sentence will be reversed. The Court may order that Banks receive a new trial. Or it may simply release him because of the appalling government misconduct that tainted his case.

Finish the article you will get an idea of the misconduct and at deathpenaltyinfo.org there is more information and a detailed account of the misconduct in the Supreme Court case.

Isn't life more significant that reputation.

4 comments:

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Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

One of the reasons that I oppose the death penalty is that innocent individuals are mistakenly -- or sometimes even intentionally -- executed.

Freedom can be given back. A life can't.

Jeffery Hodges

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Hathor said...

I hate to admit it, but I am more into prison labor, like crushing rock into littler rocks and some solitary time to reflect on your actions. Perhaps their might be some understanding the pain they have cause. Death ends the possibilities. I see the murderers family suffering, not the murderer. That is the rational me, if it were personal to me, I would want to personally nearly choke the life out of the murderer.

plez... said...

if i'm not mistaken, none of the Duke Lacrosse players spent a night in jail! ok, they got their mugs plastered on TV for a couple of weeks and lost a season of eligibility to play lacrosse (which was restored the following year by the NCAA) and they are complaining of prosecutorial misconduct?!? i once spent the night in the pokey for a 20-year old speeding ticket... i hope they get sued for this ridiculous lawsuit!