The Investigation Discovery video detailing William “Tommy” Zeigler’s frame-up has been available on YouTube for quite some time. But not to me. I had to repair my computer’s “permissions” over and over and over again to get it to play. And play it did, today.
Although the program is titled “A question of innocence,” there really is no question that’s unanswered, not according to the DNA, not according to the ring that ended up where it didn’t belong, not according to the foul ball that first tried to fry Tommy … I’ve said it aloud far more often than I’ve written it: God damn Bob Graham.
Graham is behind my personal hell, and behind an unknown number of incarcerated innocents’ hell – including Tommy’s – because Graham knows how corrupt Florida’s 9th judicial circuit is, where Tommy was “tried” … it’s exactly why Graham ordered the 9th to “investigate” charlatan dog handler John Preston’s credibility in 1984, even though: 1) the 9th had used John Preston to convict Linroy Bottoson (and likely others), putting an incurable taint upon a transfer of the investigation from the 18th judicial circuit; 2) the media, prosecutors, public defenders and law enforcement officers all knew that Preston had been resounding discredited – FEDERALLY – in Dale Sutton’s case in 1982.
There are at least four intact 18th judicial circuit Preston perjury convictions. There’s another intact Preston perjury conviction in Virginia.
I don’t believe in the death penalty. I do believe in life without possibility of parole, in very, very rare instances, for the coldest, most deliberate and obdurate of crimes, that of pretending to be of service to the public while corrupting every freedom that our founding fathers sought to secure for us.
Life without the possibility of parole is what Bob Graham deserves, and what Rick Scott will deserve if he doesn’t immediately order an investigation into Tommy’s frame-up, and all the other frame-ups he’s aware of.
The lights didn’t dim on death row when Florida murdered Linroy Bottoson. Old Sparky had been retired by 2002, twenty years after John Preston had been discredited in Dale Sutton’s case. Bob Graham was a Florida U.S. Senator then, serving on the Senate Intelligence Oversight Committee, overseeing the FBI, knowing full well that the FBI had participated in Linroy Bottoson’s prosecution.
I firmly believe that U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts knew all of this when he declined to review Tommy’s case. Bob Graham’s family no longer packs the punch of owning the Washington Post, but they still own Slate, and Graham still has powerful friends, like Florida U.S. Senator Bill Nelson, who can somehow stand to look at himself in the mirror after standing face-to-face with framed Gary Bennett’s sister – I was there. With the media mere rags, and our senators either shells or shills, Roberts won’t be impeached for making mincemeat of the Constitution with his corporate ass-kissing definition of what a person is, and what free speech is, and what equal rights are.
Please sign and share this Change.org petition. Please make it go viral. You can’t save Linroy. You can save Tommy. Thank you.