How Ken Anderson was released after only five days in jail | http://www.statesman.com
Former prosecutor [and district court judge] Ken Anderson was released from jail today after serving just half of his 10-day sentence for contempt of court in connection with the wrongful conviction of Michael Morton. Anderson already had one day of credit for time served before he began his sentence Tuesday.
The Innocence Industry wants all of America to believe there was some kind of triumph in incarcerating Ken Anderson for five whole days, topped by a whopping $500 (five hundred dollars) in fines, 500 hours of community service, and loss of his law license.
There wasn’t any triumph; there was only travesty. Texans were fleeced to pay to maliciously persecute rather than duly prosecute Michael Morton, then fleeced to incarcerate Morton for nearly 25 years, then fleeced for Morton’s exoneration compensation, then fleeced for the feeble investigation and prosecution of Ken Anderson.
One particular Texan was fleeced for more than just misappropriated tax dollars.
Because Ken Anderson framed innocent Michael Morton, the actual killer – Mark Norwood – murdered another young Austin mother … Debra Baker.
Although Norwood’s DNA is a match in Ms. Baker’s homicide, Texas is putting Ms. Baker’s family through hell with continual delays in prosecuting Norwood for this second count of homicide. Taxpayer-fleecing delays. Absolutely humiliating, soul-crushing delays for the Baker family.
And the reason for the unreasonable delays is to separate the not-really-news of Anderson’s ludicrous wrist-slap from the honest-to-God news of Anderson’s role in keeping Mark Norwood free to kill again.
Ken Anderson should be made to forfeit every asset to the state of Texas, including pensions, and live the remainder of his life on house arrest … in a very humble home (as a malicious prosecutor and a likely equally malicious judge, he wouldn’t last a a day in prison).
That’s what justice looks like … and the Innocence Industry isn’t seeking it; they’re instead seeking self-perpetuation. Were this not true, the Innocence Industry would be seeking – by every means at hand – the retroactive end of absolute immunity for deliberate misconduct the US Supreme Court unwisely gave to prosecutors and their supervisors (D.A.’s, S.A.’s, A.G.’s) that was reaffirmed by the U.S. Supreme Court in Connick v Thompson in 2011.
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