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Scheherazade in Blue Jeans
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You guys! The West Memphis Three are being freed. 
19th-Aug-2011 05:51 pm (UTC)
Wow. About freaking time! And now that lunatic John Mark Byers says he thinks they were innocent and should be exonerated? Huhwhuh? I saw Paradise Lost and the sequel and that guy (if I remember correctly) was a bonafide whackaloon!

I'm glad they're going free though. A decade and a half too late in my opinion.
19th-Aug-2011 06:26 pm (UTC) - But they aren't "free"
They are still considered guilty and will have that over them forever and it will effect their ability to get jobs, housing, state aid, everything. It's just a different sort of prison. Yes they get to be on the outside, but that's going to be a hard shift. They have spent their entire adult lives inside, and have no idea how to handle the new world they are entering.
20th-Aug-2011 03:54 am (UTC) - Re: But they aren't "free"
But they have tremendous community support, and I think they'll manage. Help is available, and they were never "abandoned". Here's hoping.
19th-Aug-2011 06:45 pm (UTC)
I saw that. IMO, too little and too late but better than nothing. Wish they'd paid more attention when the cast first happened; talk about a travesty.

And how many more miscarriages of justice are there just like this? Too many.

Sorry, I'm in a piss poor mood with a headache. It is good news, it is.
20th-Aug-2011 01:04 am (UTC)
i'm glad they're free, but sad that they haven't been completely exonerated as i believe they deserve. let's hope they at least get a book deal out of the damn thing because they can't sue the state.
24th-Aug-2011 06:25 pm (UTC)
Seriously good news, although I'm with everyone else in saying it's not nearly enough.

BTW, I *want* that icon.
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