Loaded on NOV. 16, 2017 by Matthew Clarke published in Criminal Legal News December 2017, page 21 The title is a recent article published in Criminal Legal News and exposes what many may not know about the legal system. In the past, prosecutorial misconduct, like altering or intentionally withholding evidence that could help exonerate a defendant, went… Continue reading California Felonizes Some Prosecutorial Misconduct
In what calls to mind the events of 25 years ago, officials in Lonoke are once again defending the actions of former prosecuting attorney Larry Cook. Larry Cook, the current public defender in Lonoke County, who many forget was in office when the Hogan case was mishandled in such a way as to suggest a… Continue reading Is history doomed to repeat?
Wednesday, we began a journey toward a place searched for, yet not found until now, in claiming our just reward. After two decades of searching and gathering, a Petition for a Writ of Error Coram Nobis, for the trial court to reinvest jurisdiction, was filed. This is the product of research, hard work, love and… Continue reading A journey begins.
Sexual abuse is done by those with power, regardless of gender, to those without power, regardless of gender. Be it a parent, grandparent, uncle or aunt, cousin, sibling, sexual abuse within a family is called incest. No child should be made into a means of sexual gratification for anyone, and if you see changes in… Continue reading Victory over Violence Pt III
There is a growing shift in juvenile justice reform coined the “raise the age” initiative, in which legislators are pushing to raise the age of juvenile jurisdiction. While most states advocate age 17 or 18, there are some states campaigning jurisdiction for juveniles age 21 and under. Much has recently been discovered revealing the brain doesn’t finish developing… Continue reading You can help
Lonoke has always had issues with elected officials, prominent members of the community, and old families abusing power. One could argue that it goes all the way back to owning slaves, and the reputation of those in Lonoke that were especially brutal masters. Growing up with an abusive father, I knew what it was like… Continue reading So, why now?