Glenn Ford Exonerated After Spending 30 YEARS On Louisiana Death Row – Published on Mar 14, 2014
Lead prosecutor apologizes for role in sending Glenn Ford to death row
I apologize to Glenn Ford for all the misery I have caused him and his family.
I apologize to the family of Mr. Rozeman for giving them the false hope of some closure.
I apologize to the members of the jury for not having all of the story that should have been disclosed to them.
I apologize to the court in not having been more diligent in my duty to ensure that proper disclosures of any exculpatory evidence had been provided to the defense.
Glenn Ford deserves every penny owed to him under the compensation statute.
If you read the article from start to finish, you’ll find that A. M. “Marty” Stroud III is only kinda sorta sorry that he participated in railroading Glenn Ford. (And, yes, it is indeed railroading when a prosecutor hears stories that undercut his theory of the crime, and ignores them.)
Contrary to the content of Stroud’s Apology Lite, Glenn Ford doesn’t deserve exoneration compensation from fellow Louisianians for his 30 wrongful years on death row.
Taxpayers were already tapped to persecute and incarcerate an innocent, while a killer remained among them. Included in the money they were defrauded of was the wages and benefits of Stroud and others who were too lazy to follow every lead, and by a judge that was so prejudiced that an all-white jury was allowed to determine the fate of a black man.
Until the public servants pay directly for their mistakes and/or malice, they will continue to be lazy, crazy, and – perhaps worst of all – whiny.
I’ve worked with physicians that were 33-years-old, or younger. They didn’t expect the burden of any mistake to fall on anyone but themselves. The full burden.
Stroud expects the burden of his “mistakes,” at age 33, to fall fully upon Louisianians.
He said he was arrogant then.
I say he is arrogant now, perhaps more so than when he was 33 … explaining why he chastised the newspaper within his Apology Lite instead of saving that rant for another day … on top of ambiguously asserting that Louisianians should make Glenn Ford whole, in his stead.
Per assorted U.S. Supreme Court decisions, confirmed in 2011 in Connick v Thompson, prosecutors and their supervisors have absolute immunity from prosecution for mistakes and malice. Through those decisions, the American Bar Association was assigned law enforcement responsibilities: it is supposed to be holding public attorneys accountable for their behaviors. The ABA isn’t doing anything of the kind, even though its federal income tax exemption is based upon equally protecting the public and its members.
Until the ABA holds public attorneys accountable, we’ll be subject to lazy, crazy, whiny prosecutors and judges who believe in “no fault” exonerations that punish only taxpayers.
The IRS Oversight Board must retroactively void the American Bar Association’s tax exemption, following California’s lead in voiding Blue Shield’s tax exemption.
Please sign and share this petition – let’s stop the lazy, crazy, whining of public servants that want us to pick up the tab for their mistakes and malice. Thank you.