I confess when I'm mad at Derek and we are riding in the car I purposely listen to music he doesn't like just to spite him.
I confess I cried like a baby at work today when I found out the WM3 were released from prison. I have been following them for 4 years now reading every detail of their case.
I confess when I'm by myself I talk to myself in the car on windy roads to keep from getting car sick. I think it's a distraction.
I confess I have worn the same jeans at least 6 times without washing them. I'm trying to go green.
I confess I came home to the kitty litter box tipped over and poop on Derek's leather chair. So, I went Macgyver on it and now it won't tip over due to the hair ties and peg hooks holding it down.
I confess I will probably make fun of you if you don't know who Macgyver is. If you don't know what Macgyver means stop what you are doing right now and google it.
I confess I cut all my nails off the other day because I couldn't stand how long they were. I didn't bite them though. I neatly cut them with fingernail clippers then filed them down.
I confess I love helping people but I hate when I get tired and my brain turns into mush. I go into auto pilot and wind up hating what I make.
Friday, August 19, 2011
Thank you Lord for the freedom of these wrongly accused men.
I don't know if some of you know this about me but I have been passionate about the case that revolves around three men that were wrongly accused of the killing of three little boys back in 1993.
Shortly after three eight-year-old boys were found mutilated and murdered in West Memphis, Arkansas, local newspapers stated the killers had been caught. The police assured the public that the three teenagers in custody were definitely responsible for these horrible crimes. Evidence?
The same police officers coerced an error-filled "confession" from Jessie Misskelley Jr., who is mentally handicapped. They subjected him to hours of questioning without counsel or parental consent, audio-taping only two fragments totaling 46 minutes. Jessie recanted it that evening, but it was too late, Misskelley, Jason Baldwin and Damien Echols were all arrested on June 3, 1993, and convicted of murder in early 1994.
Although there was no physical evidence, murder weapon, motive, or connection to the victims, the prosecution pathetically resorted to presenting black hair and clothing, heavy metal t-shirts, and Stephen King novels as proof that the boys were sacrificed in a satanic cult ritual. Unfathomably, Echols was sentenced to death, Baldwin received life without parole, and Misskelley got life plus 40.
In the years since the convictions of Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley for a crime they did not commit, their cause has gained support from all over the world, and these men have become known as the West Memphis Three. The story of the injustice they have endured at the hands of the state of Arkansas has never lost momentum, and in recent months, the evidence in their favor has grown to the point where it's nearly impossible to view this case as anything other than a miscarriage of justice.
Teenagers at the time of their arrest in 1993, these young men were considered suspects in the gruesome triple child homicide and arrested without any evidence tying them to the crime. The police and the state managed to convince the media and the juries that "devil worshippers" were responsible, and that Damien, Jason and Jessie somehow fit that description. It was publicly stated by law enforcement officials and the media that the murders had been a part of a satanic ritual; a human sacrifice in the wooded areas of West Memphis, Arkansas. It seems unlikely that this would be accepted as motive by a contemporary jury, but once the police had a young, mentally challenged boy in their custody, they managed to coerce him into providing what was seen as a "confession" despite huge logic holes, discrepancies and the fact that he later recanted and refused
Today is their day! Today is the day that these three men will have the chance to feel the sun on their face again as free men. They were told to pack all their belongings up today to head to court. Rumor has it that they will not be returning to their cells again. Please please please pray for these men today as they are needing all the help they can get. Justice must be served and keeping these three men behind bars would be the biggest injustice.
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