Jermane Scott is serving life without parole for the 1996 murder of Bertram Thomas, in Springfield, OH. He has currently been fighting his wrongful conviction for 23 years. Here he speaks candidly about his past experiences, and the present unfolding crisis of Covid-19. I find myself today with many conflicting thoughts and feelings regarding … Continue reading From The Inside Out: Hopes, Fears & COVID-19
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Pot, Meet Kettle
The latest twists in the 'Making a Murderer' saga come not only from Avery attorney Kathleen Zellner, but also from retired sheriff 's department officer Andrew Colborn. Two announcements on the same day from different camps have been keeping followers of the series busy. While Kathleen Zellner announced that she had filed a motion for … Continue reading Pot, Meet Kettle
Charles Wilcox And The Other Suspects…Or Lack Of?
By now you've probably got an idea of what the Charles Wilcox case is about. If not, you can read my first piece here. In breaking this case down and doing the research, we look at a lot of different sources for information. One thing we did after hearing Charles Wilcox's version of events was … Continue reading Charles Wilcox And The Other Suspects…Or Lack Of?
Valentino Dixon Due Back In Court
Valentino Dixon, recently exonerated in the death of Torriano Jackson, will be back in court on November 7, 2018 for “re-sentencing.” Yes, you read that right. The Department of Corrections wants Valentino to be on a supervised release for 3 years for a previous charge, unrelated to his exoneration. Valentino, who has never shied away … Continue reading Valentino Dixon Due Back In Court
What’s Going On With Charles Wilcox?
Long Awaited Introduction to the Charles Wilcox case. It's definitely going to be one to follow!
Valentino Dixon – Free At Last!
Twenty-seven years ago, Valentino Dixon was convicted of 2nd degree homicide. Not only did he proclaim his innocence then, someone else proclaimed their guilt. He never stopped proclaiming his innocence in the 27 years since. While the actual shooter was convinced at one time to recant his confession of guilt, he otherwise has also consistently … Continue reading Valentino Dixon – Free At Last!
That Old Black Magic Has Oklahoma In Its Spell
Most Oklahomans are familiar with Joyce “Black Magic” Gilchrist, and the damage she did during her tenure with the Oklahoma City Police Department. She left behind a legacy of lies, scandal, and wrongful convictions that Oklahoma may never recover from. It would appear that they aren't even trying, though. Enter Elaine Taylor, who began working … Continue reading That Old Black Magic Has Oklahoma In Its Spell
HELP (not) WANTED: Court Clerk; No experience or ethics needed
Here we are, in the middling-end of August, looking again at the shenanigans in the case of Daniel Holtzclaw. By now, nothing should surprise us, and yet it still manages to. The latest is the failure of the court clerk to file Holtzclaw's Motion and Amendment when it was 'tendered for filing'” leading to … Continue reading HELP (not) WANTED: Court Clerk; No experience or ethics needed
The Curious Case Of Valentino Dixon and the 440 Motion
The case of The People of the State of New York vs Valentino Dixon comes across as bad Hollywood screenwriting rather than an actual case making its way through our criminal justice system. So many things in this case beggar belief that it's difficult to know where to begin. There are certain points that are … Continue reading The Curious Case Of Valentino Dixon and the 440 Motion
Daniel Holtzclaw Speaks Out
Author's Note: I had originally decided to hold this article for various reasons. However, I do feel that any coverage that can bring awareness is a good thing, so I am releasing it a week after it was originally written. I attempted to update, but pardon any discrepancies I might have missed. Faithful followers of … Continue reading Daniel Holtzclaw Speaks Out