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Uncommon Journalism: Are the West Memphis Three Guilty as Charged?

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Late last year I was interviewed by James Swift from a website called Uncommon Journalism about why I thought the West Memphis 3 were guilty.

I’ll be honest, I thought I was being interviewed by a WM3 supporter however back in October of 2014 they put out a blog post entitled “Are the West Memphis Three Guilty as Charged?”. To my surprise it’s probably one of if not the most even-handed article about the WM3 that I ever read.

I’m not saying to read it because I’m featured prominently in it. I’m saying read it because it’s that damn good.

Uncommon journalism is right because Mr. Swift does not shy away from the facts.

There’s an online petition to pardon the West Memphis 3

Hey look, REM is in town.

Hey look, REM is in town.

I almost wasn’t going to post about this but it’s so comical I just had to comment.

Apparently an online petition has been started at change.org to pardon the West Memphis 3. The petition is directed at current Arkansas Governor Mike Bebee asking him to pardon the three calling their convictions a “travesty of justice” and “a sham”. By now you should know that I think the real travesty of justice is that these child killers are walking free.

Some of my fellow ‘nons’ have been up in arms about this but they really shouldn’t be worried at all. Firstly Gov. Bebee has said that “the appropriate place to seek exoneration of the men is the court system.” Secondly at the time the article from the Times Record was posted they only had 800 signatures. A week later they have about 1800. How many of those people do you think are even residents of Arkansas. If only a small minority of them are actually Arkansas voters than this isn’t even a blip on the Governor’s radar. The Last reason is that online petitions are a joke and no one takes them seriously. For all we know they could have been ‘signed’ all by the same person or bot. Considering the most successful online petition I can think of was the White House petition seeking the construction of the Death Star you can see how seriously they’re taken and that one had 25,000 signatures.

So good luck with that petition, you’re going to need it.

Terry Hobbs speaks out on the West Memphis 3

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Terry Hobbs

Terry Hobbs Breaks His Silence:

As most of you know Terry Hobbs was the step-father of Stevie Branch. Stevie was one of the three little boys who were murdered 20 years ago by the so-called West Memphis 3. For a number of years now Terry Hobbs has been the virtual bogeyman of the West Memphis 3 supporters, ever since the supposed DNA evidence has been made public.

Roughly near the 20th anniversary of the killings Hobbs spoke to WREG in Memphis to give his side of the story. I implore you to watch the video or read the article at the attached link, I could never do it enough justice. However Mr. Hobbs rightly sums up what the West Memphis 3 movement has always been about….

But Hobbs says Hicks, as well Byers, are wrapped-up in a story that’s turned into an industry, “To me, they`ve all tried to capitalize and they have turned our tragedy into a money making business .”

He says that business, and Hollywood hype, has set the real killers free, “Jason Baldwin, Damien Echols and Jessie Misskelley. I believe that with everything inside of me.”

Hobbs says he hopes the three eventually tell the truth one day and apologize, but until then Hobbs says he has to live with the story that many people believe.

A story that is false but one that the West Memphis 3 supporters cling on to in the name of their outcast profit….I mean prophet.

Thanks to Jim for the tip.

West Memphis 3 judge speaks out for the first time

David Burnett

David Burnett

WM3 Judge David Burnett breaks his silence after 18 years:

I’m sure the black nail polished masses are going to have their corsets in a twist over this and that’s just the men.

Anyway the judge who presided over all three West Memphis 3 trials and their appeals has finally broken his silence since the convicted child killers were released.

David Burnett is now an Arkansas State Senator but he recently made statements to the press about the release of Echols and crew. He was actually quite diplomatic about it by saying that he did his job and the mean who released Echols did there’s. He even said he would have rather seen the trio get a new trial then see them released.

Judge Burnett has long drawn the ire of West Memphis 3 fans because he denied every appeal for their release. The murder groupies think because of Burnett the fix was in at their trials and their appeals. Sen. Burnett even addresses that point with this thing called logic…

“Frankly, everything I did was affirmed by the Arkansas Supreme Court.”

That’s really all anyone needs to know about Judge Burnett. All his decisions and rulings were upheld by the Supreme Court of the State of Arkansas. The State Supreme Court has no vested interest in being the lackey for a backwoods county judge. There was no master conspiracy. Echols and the other two were guilty.

The man who came after Judge Burnett and allowed the release of three child killers are cowards and flinched in the face of Hollywood.

West Memphis 3 lawyers throw spaghetti against the wall to see if they can get it to stick to Terry Hobbs

Damien Echols (If it's in a movie it has to be true. Right guys?)

Damien Echols (If it’s in a movie it has to be true. Right guys?)

New sworn statements implicate Terry Hobbs in West Memphis Three case:

The legal team for the West Memphis 3 are up to their old tricks again. Once again they’re using what I like to call spaghetti tactics in order to get their clients exonerated. What I mean by that is that they’re throwing every cockamamie theory against the wall to see if they can get one of them to stick. This time their target is Terry Hobbs once again.

The legal team says that they have sworn statements from three people, who passed polygraphs no less, that Terry Hobbs admitted to killing Stevie Branch, Michael Moore, and Christopher Byers. Well not directly from Terry Hobbs. The statements are from three guys who said Terry Hobbs’ nephew, Michael Hobbs Jr., told them that Terry Hobbs admitted to killing the boys. Isn’t that same type of hearsay the WM3 supporters claim when people say that Echols told other people that he killed the children?

I’m sure the defenders will ask me why would these three guys lie? There could be any number of reasons, the first being personal gain. I mean who wouldn’t jump at the chance to go from a dirt poor hick town to riding the West Memphis 3 gravy train. Another reason could be retribution. Even an attorney for the West Memphis 3 admits that Michael Hobbs Jr. has given information to the police about 2 of the 3 men in question. Let’s also not forget that polygraphs aren’t as reliable as TV and movies would have you believe. That’s why for decades they’ve not been admissible in court.

Plus I find it less than coincidental that the statements of these three men appear in Peter Jackson’s ‘documentary’ West of Memphis which was highlighted at the Sundance Film Festival recently. You know the film I’m talking about. It’s the one that Jackson directed that was produced by Damian Echols.

It would be different if the WM3 supporters could have focused on one suspect rather than several different ones. Like I said before, first it was the mysterious black guy at the Bojangles. Then it was Mark Byers who was basically the bogeyman of Paradise lost 1 and 2. And now with their supposed DNA ‘evidence’ they think it’s Terry Hobbs. In a few years they’ll probably say it was either Bigfoot or Jimmy Hoffa.

The defenders also ask if the West Memphis 3 are not innocent then why was the State of Arkansas afraid to give them a new trial? That one’s easy. The state of Arkansas doesn’t have a Hollywood backed PR machine behind it. Basically the freedom of three convicted child killers were bought and paid for by Hollywood. As I’ve shown recently Hollywood money can get some amazing yet shady things done.

As far as exoneration goes I wouldn’t be surprised if it happens. I think the real reason Echols’ is fighting for exoneration, because let’s face it this is who it’s all about, is a money grab. If he’s exonerated I would imagine there would be a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the State of Arkansas.

But Echols couldn’t get all this fame and fortune if it wasn’t for the brainwashed masses who believe every lie that comes out of Echols’ trap. Way to think for yourselves.

Reaction to the recent West Memphis 3 ruling

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Supporters Respond to West Memphis Three Ruling:

The black nail polish wearing masses are running their mascara with tears over the recent ruling on the West Memphis 3 and those are just the men. I kid but the more zealot supporters bite on it every time.

Anyway this article has some reactions from some more infamous supporters on the most recent decision.

First let’s go to the toothless wonder John Mark Byers.

“All the evidence, DNA and eyewitness accounts and everything that have come out in the past few years, all point toward another individual and there’s not a shred that points towards the West Memphis Three.”

You remember Byers don’t you? He was the guy from the Paradise Lost movies who everyone was convinced that he was the actual murderer. As a matter of fact a lot of the WM3 supporters still do.

Now let’s go to head windmill tilter Damien Echols’ wife and head of the WM3 Defense Fund Lorri Davis…

“The next step for Jason, Jessie and Damien is to appeal to the Supreme Court of Arkansas. All the evidence will be considered and we’re hoping against hope the judges in the Supreme Court are interested in justice.”

If they are interested in justice then the three will remain behind bars.

When the Arkansas Supreme Court denies their request for a new trial will the supporters still cry conspiracy and call the Arkansas Supreme Court Justices ignorant rednecks? You bet your ass they will.

No new trial for West Memphis 3

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Judge: No new trial in West Memphis case:

Circuit Court Judge David Burnett rejected the latest requests for a new trial for two-thirds of the infamous West Memphis 3. Burnett basically said that Jason Baldwin was adequately represented at his trial. Also Judge rejected claims that turtles caused the mutilations of the victims.

Wait… what? Turtles? Really? That’s the best that you can come up with as a reason for appeal? Turtles? I mean seriously. Turtles?

No wonder Baldwin and Misskelley didn’t get a new trial. With appeals like that I wouldn’t grant one either. They may have been adequately represented at their trial but their lawyers seem like idiots grasping at straws now.

And again whenever one of these three come up in the news I have to remind their followers to stop believing in conspiracies and think just for a minute that they may actually be guilty.

Well they are guilty because a jury convicted them but that’s beside the point

CNN on the West Memphis 3

Damien Echols

Damien Echols

Victims’ parents remain divided over West Memphis 3 case:

It seems that CNN.com has run out of Jon & Kate and Casey Anthony news to write about and decided to post an article about the West Memphis 3 for some reason.

Nothing new in the article but it brought the black nail polished outcast masses to their keyboards to comment on the article.

And once again the comments show that the WM3 supporters are still made up of two factions. The ones who think that Mark Byers did it or the ones that used to think that Mark Byers did it but now think Terry Hobbs did because of the so-called DNA evidence. The real funny thing is I don’t think they care who really did it as long as Damien Echols gets released. Which is kind of the same thing they say put Echols in jail in the first place. So in my opinion it seems they don’t care if a wrongly accused man gets put in jail as long as Echols is free. And I say Echols because like I’ve contended this has always been about him.

Again I say that maybe the fact that Echols and friends are still in jail and have had all their appeals denied is because they’re actually guilty and it’s not just some anti-metal-goth-wiccan-pagan conspiracy. But the WM3 supporters won’t dare to step out of their black box to actually think that.

Family comes forward in West Memphis 3 case

Damien Echols

Damien Echols

Update: Convicted Killer, Damien Echols Speaks Out About New Developments:

So this past week some new ‘evidence’ in the case of the West Memphis 3 has been unveiled. A mother and her two sons have ‘come forward’ claiming that they saw Terry Hobbs with the three victims the day of their murder. Hobbs has previously testified that he never saw his stepson and his two friends that day.

If you’ll recall the WM3 defense group claim that DNA found on one of the children that belongs to Hobbs shows that Hobbs is the murderer.

The woman and her sons claim that they were never interviewed by police at the time of the murders. So apparently they felt that 16 years later was the appropriate time to come forward.

I find it a little convenient that these people are coming forward now to implicate Hobbs. For years the West Memphis 3 supporters have pointed their black nail polish covered fingers at Mark Byers. But ever since the DNA ‘evidence’ was discovered to have belonged to Terry Hobbs he’s been the new target of the outcast masses.

Terry Hobbs lawyer has basically called the allegations ridiculous and that basically WM3 attorney Dennis Riordan is a liar.