Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Why is Cory Maye on death row?

I've put a new button on the sidebar. When one has a blog and hears about simple injustices that just might be corrected if enough people knew, one feels one must do these things. This points to a story about small town police in Mississippi acting as a SWAT team, a confused father shooting at intruders, a local jury putting the black killer of the white police chief's son on death row, and, most recently, the town firing the public defender who is representing that defendant. The man has no criminal record, and police rather tellingly changed their story about drugs (rather, traces of drugs) in his possession at the time of the raid. It is ugly and not really very murky.

There is a nice effort to sort out truth from fiction here from Radley Balko.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

hes black too bad he wasnt just aborted it would have saved us all a lot of trouble

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