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    West of Memphis

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfu4Venq99k"]West of Memphis - Trailer HD - YouTube[/ame]



    Oh, Michael Carson, what did you say?

    I suppose the police and prosecutors involved in this case will still try and claim that the DNA evdence is all smoke and mirrors..Pfft.


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    And since they took Alford pleas The State will not try to find who did it.


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    The person who killed those three litlle kids is still out there....

    Alford plea be damned, the state of Arkansas needs to see that justice is done.



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    In-depth Times article coincides with the release of 'West of Memphis':

    West Memphis Three, a Year Out of Prison, Navigate New Paths (New York Times)

    Recommended.


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    The ending of that article is very sad IMO.
    "Then, in his book, Mr. Echols criticized Mr. Baldwin for not immediately accepting the deal, saying Mr. Baldwin had grown to love prison and was acting as if he was morally superior.

    That hurt Mr. Baldwin, who initially did not want to admit to something he says he did not do, preferring to take a chance on an upcoming hearing to examine new evidence that would have probably included DNA samples and charges of juror misconduct.

    But as the short timeline on the offer approached, he became convinced that Mr. Echols would not survive much longer.

    I didnt take the deal for me, he said. I took it for Damien.

    The two currently are not speaking. Those around them hope the rift will heal."

    I probably wouldn't ever talk to him again.
    What you're dealing with is a horrendous crime. Three young boys murdered in cold blood. Just that alone upsets people. You look at the bodies and there are these savage injuries all over. It affects people emotionally and warps their judgement and then someone says, "Maybe it's satanic."

    And they say, "Well the only type of person who would do this would be someone like that."


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    Quote Originally Posted by missy_g View Post
    The ending of that article is very sad IMO.
    "Then, in his book, Mr. Echols criticized Mr. Baldwin for not immediately accepting the deal, saying Mr. Baldwin had grown to love prison and was acting as if he was morally superior.

    That hurt Mr. Baldwin, who initially did not want to admit to something he says he did not do, preferring to take a chance on an upcoming hearing to examine new evidence that would have probably included DNA samples and charges of juror misconduct.

    But as the short timeline on the offer approached, he became convinced that Mr. Echols would not survive much longer.

    I didnt take the deal for me, he said. I took it for Damien.

    The two currently are not speaking. Those around them hope the rift will heal."

    I probably wouldn't ever talk to him again.
    That is sad. But how many of us have the same friends at 35 that we had at 17, even without the pressures of prison and death row?


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    i am interested to see 'west of memphis' - i don't post a lot, but am sure you all have seen from my posts that i believe the WM3 to be guilty. i am really looking, reading, being as openminded as possible - but i am still not convinced, at all, that the WM3 are innocent.

    have watched all 3 of the 'lost' documentaries, read the 1st devils knot book, the 'blood of innocents' book, and have read every thread on this site. have also spent hours reading the transcripts @ www callahan - i am just NOT seeing/feeling any warm fuzzies for these 3 guys. to me - it seems like the cops had the bad guys right where they belonged.

    will be interesting to watch/read what happens going forward. frankly ... i'm not seeing exonerations flying around anytime soon.

    but i am trying to keep an open mind. those 3 little boys deserve justice.


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    Johnny Depp with Damien Echols at the premiere of West of Memphis at the Toronto Film Festival.

    http://www.thestar.com/entertainment...mphis-premiere


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    Damien Echols "went through hell" to get permission to come to Canada to join his pal and advocate Johnny Depp at TIFF for the premiere of the documentary about his case, West of Memphis.

    "The U.S. still shows that I still have three counts of murder on my criminal record," Echols told a TIFF press conference Saturday. "So I have to go through all of these extraordinary measures that the average person wouldn't have to."
    http://www.torontosun.com/2012/09/08...est-of-memphis


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    Well, he is not the average person. He is a convicted murderer. He wants sympathy?!


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    Quote Originally Posted by matou View Post


    Johnny Depp with Damien Echols at the premiere of West of Memphis at the Toronto Film Festival.

    http://www.thestar.com/entertainment...mphis-premiere

    I believe they are innocent-but this picture of Damien just rubs me the wrong way..don't ask me why-it just does!!!


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    Contrary to popular belief, I think that Damien might still be a little uncomfortable in large crowds. Remember, he was incarcerated for over 18 years, and he has said in interviews that he has trouble dealing with crowds. Maybe that's what you're seeing here that is off-putting. Just a thought.


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    Then maybe he should stay home. It is like he is dancing on those boys' graves. I am so tired of 'poor, poor Damien .'

    Is he really smart? According to whom?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Compassionate Reader View Post
    Contrary to popular belief, I think that Damien might still be a little uncomfortable in large crowds. Remember, he was incarcerated for over 18 years, and he has said in interviews that he has trouble dealing with crowds. Maybe that's what you're seeing here that is off-putting. Just a thought.
    Plus, all still photos are a moment in Time. We don't know the full context. It would be intersesting to know what had just happened/said.

    JMO but the polarizing issue of whether one believes the WM3 to be guilty or innocent is likely to color one's reaction, unless someone is truly objective or tries to isolate their bias.

    Also, I often wonder if some that assume guilt really understand the Alford plea that was taken.

    Hard for me to complain about a photo of Johnny Depp.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cazzie View Post
    Plus, all still photos are a moment in Time. We don't know the full context. It would be intersesting to know what had just happened/said.

    JMO but the polarizing issue of whether one believes the WM3 to be guilty or innocent is likely to color one's reaction, unless someone is truly objective or tries to isolate their bias.

    Also, I often wonder if some that assume guilt really understand the Alford plea that was taken.

    Hard for me to complain about a photo of Johnny Depp.
    You're exactly right about that "moment in time" thing! Quite a few politicians and at least one Prince have been caught unawares in such a moment! And, for my money, you're right about biases. People see what they want to see.


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