Friday, September 27, 2013

Cameron Todd Willingham: Publisher's view: Support the Innocence Projects' plea to the Texas Board of Pardons and Parole to conduct a thorough investigation into new evidence obtained by the Innocence Project which suggests prosecutorial corruption that led to the execution of an innocent man.


The Innocence Project has announced that it has discovered new evidence  of  possible prosecutorial misconduct which, if proven true, will indicate that a prosecutor deliberately took steps to secure false testimony which led  inevitably  to the execution of Cameron Todd Willingham, an innocent man. The call for a thorough investigation into this wrongful execution  comes from the Innocence Project,  a highly credible organization that does not make such allegations lightly. The Innocence Project is acting in concert with  surviving relatives who have been consistently sought  answers so that there will be no other Cameron Todd Willingham's - and with  Michael Morton,  who has  personally experienced   prosecutorial corruption in Texas on a scale  similar to that alleged in the Willingham case.  Now that the Innocence Project's  disturbing allegations have been made public, there is no way to put them back into the bottle. Unless they are investigated in an open, public way, they will fester and eat away at public confidence in  Texas's criminal justice system.  Barry Scheck, co-founder of the Innocence Project,  is asking members of the public to write the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles and Governor Rick Perry  and ask them to thoroughly investigate the wrongful execution  of Cameron Todd Willingham. I am adding my voice to this call, and hope that the readers of this Blog will respond as well.

Harold Levy; Publisher; The Charles Smith Blog;

Petition:A petition to Texas Governor Rick Perry and to the State of Texas to acknowledge that the fire in the Cameron Todd Willingham case was not arson, therefore no crime was committed and on February 17, 2004, Texas wrongfully executed an innocent man can be signed at:


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