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Joe Arridy didn't ask for a last meal. It's doubtful that he even understood the concept.
An article (one page print version)
in Denver Westword News by Alan Prendergast recounts the life of Joe Arridy (1915 - 1939), his conviction and execution and Robert Perske's
later investigation of the case. Perske has documented many cases of innocent people with mental disabilities being coerced into confessions, and he considers the case of Joe Arridy the most telling. [more inside]
posted by tykky
on Sep 25, 2012 -
Lockerbie: Case Closed
is a badly-titled* documentary following former police detective George Thompson and legal investigator John Ashton as they investigate and uncover new evidence in the Lockerbie bombing
. Thompson was hired by Abdelbasset al-Magrahi's
legal team to investigate the case.
Another film "Pan Am: The Lockerbie bomber"
covers similar ground, but uncovers some other issues. Both have been aired on Al-Jazeera.
This evidence is the same evidence re-examined by the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission. Five years ago the SCCRC produced a still unreleased report saying there were 6 grounds for Magrahi to appeal his conviction, which he was planning to do before he was released on compassionate grounds. The report is so secret that even the Scottish Justice secretary has not been allowed to see the it. [more inside]
posted by marienbad
on Apr 11, 2012 -