Tag Archives: Lawson Lamar

Conviction Corruption Alert! Judicial buzzwords “will allow limited DNA testing” in play in TX.

Texas judge sets execution date for Rodney Reed – Houston Chronicle A Texas judge has set an execution date for a death row inmate convicted of raping and murdering a 19-year-old woman … Reeds family claims prosecutors withheld evidence during … Continue reading

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Towards saving Tommy: More questions? Call Ray.

  Editorial: Deadly distinction | Gainesville.com One way to lessen the chances of wrongful convictions is changing the state’s sentencing system. Florida is one of two states where just a majority jury vote can recommend death. A 2006 report from … Continue reading

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Towards saving Tommy: Questions? Go ask Alice, I think she’ll know.

Zeigler’s case on ID TV July 11 “On July 16, 1976, William Thomas Zeigler is sentenced to death for four heinous murders he claims he didn’t commit. In 2012, over 36 years later, his is still on Florida State Prison’s … Continue reading

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Towards saving Tommy: dissecting a related press release

PRESS RELEASE Contact: Teri Stoddard Telephone: 301-801-0608 Email: tstoddard@prosecutorintegrity.org   Evidence-Disclosure by Federal Prosecutors the Focus of Proposed Bill WASHINGTON / June 18, 2014 – The Center for Prosecutor Integrity is today releasing a proposed bill that would require federal … Continue reading

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Towards saving Tommy: let’s talk about the “culture of corruption.”

Grand jury indicts Batterson, Dorworth on violating public records law – Orlando Sentinel In April, Batterson was indicted by the panel on three bribery-related charges for allegedly offering a $5 million-a-year expressway-authority contract to a consultant in exchange for hiring … Continue reading

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Towards saving Tommy: Let’s talk about impeachment.

Nathan Newman: Let’s Talk About Impeaching Supreme Court Justices Talking about impeachment is a way to pull together critiques of a Court that increasingly just protects moneyed interests in cases ranging from Citizens United to a myriad of other less-known … Continue reading

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Discredited expert witnesses often don’t stay discredited.

Criticisms, Blunders Mar Medical Examiner’s Exit | Orlando Sentinel Gore’s hiring of his newest associate medical examiner, Dr. Marie Hansen, is another move that brought unwanted attention to the office. In 1998, Hansen botched an autopsy so badly in Pasco … Continue reading

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John Roberts plays Pontius Pilate re FL death row innocent Tommy Zeigler

                  Petition for a Writ of Certiorari denied for Zeigler Petition for a Writ of Certiorari denied for Zeigler on May 19, 2014. The only notation is that “Chief Justice [Roberts] took … Continue reading

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Roanoke Times: not a newspaper.

Flashback: Tracking NRV history – Roanoke Times: The Burgs 1989 (25 years ago) -“Stephen Epperly says he was framed for the 1980 murder of a Radford University student whose body was never found and wants a chance to testify in … Continue reading

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Sometimes, I just can’t wait until I can write right. Sorry.

Although writing to public servants about wrongful convictions has been on my gotta do/don’t wanna do list for over ten years, practice hasn’t made the process perfect. Not even close. Today’s effort was particularly clumsy, likely because I’m up against … Continue reading

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