Rodricus Crawford: Louisiana; (The appeal); (Part 24); Journalist Yolanda Young's innovative report - touching on key moments of the appeal through live tweets and corresponding visual coverage as part of her series of posts on the Crawford case published on 'Rollingout.' (Highly recommended HL);
PUBLISHER'S NOTE: I highly recommend Journalist Yolanda's report on the appeal to the Supreme Court of Louisiana held yesterday. She has highlighted key moments of the appeal through live tweets and corresponding visual coverage. The post is headed: "'Innocent' on death row: Louisiana Supreme Court justices have harsh words for the state." In a brief introduction Young notes: "The justices of the Louisiana Supreme Court heard oral arguments
in Rodricus Crawford’s appeal of the death sentence he was given in
Caddo Parish, Louisiana, the nation’s death penalty capital. Below are a
collection of live tweets that suggest the justices have concerns
regarding this case, as well."
My interest in forensic pathology began with my Toronto Star investigative reporting into once famed since disgraced former doctor Charles Smith. I began this Blog after retiring from the Star in 2006 in order to follow the aftermath into the independent Goudge inquiry into many of Smith's cases. I have now begun to focus on cases involving flawed forensic science no matter where they occur (the recent Amanda Knox prosecution in Italy, for example) and am fascinated by the interest in the Blog from people in countries throughout the world. In another development, my interest in "junk science" "pseudo-experts" and the miscarriages of justice they all too often cause has drawn me deeply into the on-going U.S. death penalty debate where so many troubling cases involve issues relating to DNA and other developments in the world of forensic science. For all of this I rely on my experience as a reporter at the Toronto Star, my work as a lawyer in Ontario's criminal courts, and my abhorrence of injustice. Please send cases and developments which may be of interest to this Blog to firstname.lastname@example.org. Read on! Harold Levy.