Category Archives: criminal justice USA

FBI Hair Analysis: Favoring the Prosecution

‘Flawed Forensics’, episode 3 of the Al Jazeera America series, ‘The System’, is about what is termed ‘an FBI scandal of manipulated forensic evidence that may have led to thousands of wrongful convictions over the past three decades’. We hear from … Continue reading

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“We were paid to lie and say that he did it.”

In the course of the Al Jazeera program, Flawed Forensics (episode 3 in the Al Jazeera series, The System), the documentary team investigates Willie’s second case, involving the murder of two elderly African American women in 1993. The program highlights … Continue reading

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The World has Lost a Wonderful Child

In the Al Jazeera America program featuring Willie Manning (Flawed Forensics, episode 3 of  the series, The System),  the director, Joe Berlinger, decides that to be balanced and fair he should interview family members of one victim of the crimes for … Continue reading

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Willie’s Voice: “This System is Broken.”

The long awaited Al Jazeera America program (Flawed Forensics, episode 3 of  the series, The System), featuring Willie Manning, was broadcast in the USA on Sunday 1 June. The overall focus is the uncovering of systemic flaws in the FBI’s … Continue reading

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Recent Developments in Both Cases

In April and May 2014 there have been developments in both of Willie Jerome Manning’s cases. In Willie’s 1992 case involving the murders of two students, evidence was found in April during searches at seven locations: the Oktibbeha County Circuit … Continue reading

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Al Jazeera: Program due June 1

A new TV program featuring Willie Jerome Manning is scheduled to be broadcast on Sunday June 1 2014 (USA times: 9E/6P). The program is an episode in the Al Jazeera America series, The System, which sets out to examine the state … Continue reading

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One Year Ago: A Highly Biased News Report

On May 7 2013, exactly one year ago, Willie Jerome Manning’s scheduled execution was cancelled with only four hours to spare. Controversy surrounded the Mississippi Supreme Court’s refusal to allow Willie DNA and fingerprint testing; this was heightened when the … Continue reading

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I Could Have…

Willie Jerome Manning has had more developments in both his cases. In his 1992 case involving the murders of two students, searches of seven areas were scheduled to be made on April 16 2014. In his 1993 case involving the … Continue reading

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Sentenced to Torture?

While Willie Jerome Manning awaits the completion of forensic evidence searches related to his 1992 case, he must be acutely aware of the threat of execution hanging over one of his fellow inmates, Charles Crawford. And Willie must be feeling … Continue reading

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Mississippi, we have a problem.

The Michelle Byrom case is starting to raise serious questions in Mississippi. Although Michelle was eventually – and unusually – granted a new trial, she also came very close to being executed. Amazingly, her conviction was for hiring as a … Continue reading

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