Category Archives: America

Home Page Referenced

The home page of this website has been updated to include references. The serious issues that Willie Manning wishes to raise in the Steckler-Miller case (in a section entitled Issues with this Case) are now referenced. You can click on … Continue reading

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A Two-person Crime

A radio blog* recorded the day before Willie Jerome Manning’s scheduled execution in May, 2013, features Vincent Hill, a private investigator and former policeman. Hill re-examined the evidence in Willie’s 1992 case, and found many omissions and inconsistencies. Here David Skato, … Continue reading

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The Barbarity of Executions

There have been plenty of lockdowns for Willie Manning on Mississippi’s death row lately, but at least there have been no executions there since 2012. Jim Hood, the Attorney General, wants that to change. And if that means using nitrogen gas, … Continue reading

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I Can’t Breathe

On recent letters from Willie Jerome Manning the envelopes have carried a message from him: “I can’t breathe”. These, the repeated last words of Eric Garner, a Staten Island man killed in July in a police chokehold, have become a … Continue reading

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Mississippi Hustle*

Last month a bombshell was dropped in Mississippi: the resignation of the Corrections Commissioner, Christopher Epps, was swiftly followed by his arraignment on charges of accepting bribes of over $1m from a business man and former sheriff’s deputy, Cecil McCrory. … Continue reading

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A History of Racial Disparities

In his speech last month commemorating Martin Luther King’s famous oration, Barack Obama spoke of the need for vigilance, for instance, to ensure “the criminal justice system is not simply a pipeline from underfunded schools to overcrowded jails.” The previous … Continue reading

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The Burden of Innocence

Today it is exactly two months since the scheduled execution date for Willie Jerome Manning. Then, the very real possibility of Willie losing his life focused our attention and spurred us on to read articles and sign petitions. The FBI … Continue reading

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No Matter How Long Ago

Although there has been no announcement of anything relevant to Willie Manning for over a month, his first case was cited in the media last week to illustrate issues with the death penalty system in the USA. Al Jazeera’s ‘Inside … Continue reading

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Just Walk Beside Me

Today, June 12 2013, is Willie Manning’s 45th birthday, the nineteenth birthday he has spent behind bars on death row. This day is unlikely to be marked by any change of routine – Willie will have the usual challenges of … Continue reading

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The Eleventh Hour (Since 2001)

In letters sent to us during May, Willie Manning has referred gratefully to the support that he received when he was at his most vulnerable: “It’s difficult for me to even wrap my mind around the support that we got … Continue reading

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