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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: from the horse’s mouth; Orlando Sentinel’s coverage was “dastardly.”

May 4, 2003 Re. Tommy Zeigler To Whom It May Concern: To Tommy Zeigler and to the state of Florida, I can only apologize unofficially for the dastardly role The Orlando Sentinel played in the pathetically wrongful conviction of Mr. … 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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Florida Today is in spin cycle FOR violent judge.

Viera judge Murphy offers public apology “There may not be words strong enough to express the regret I have over my actions of June 2 — not because of the consequences to me but because it was wrong and may … 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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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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Former Orange Co FL Under Sheriff McEachern files amicus brief on Tommy Zeigler’s behalf

From: “Ray McEachern” Date: May 12, 2014 11:29:37 AM EDT Subject: Former Orange County Chief Deputy Believes Ku Klux Klan Behind Murders in Supreme Court Death Row Appeal Former Orange County Chief Deputy Believes Ku Klux Klan Behind Murders in … Continue reading

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Florida Today comes out swinging FOR double-dipper who’s headed to MY county.

Matt Reed: Tipton is Brevard’s ‘true’ conservative It pained him, but Tipton’s plans cut hundreds of jobs, hiked benefit contributions for workers and imposed a six-year pay freeze that’s still in place. via Matt Reed: Tipton is Brevard's 'true' conservative. … Continue reading

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