Category Archives: USA injustice

A Message from Willie

Dear everyone I must have written you a hundred letters in my mind. Sometimes I just lay here and think of all the things I want to say – but for one reason or another – I always find it … Continue reading

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The Bottom Line: “Mr Manning did not get a fair trial.”

Willie Jerome Manning’s oral arguments for his 1993 case were heard in the Mississippi Supreme Court last week (at the time of writing it can still be viewed at the State of Mississippi Judiciary). The case relates to the murders … Continue reading

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Prosecutors’ Belief in their own Infallibility

It is hard to know what is most shocking about the case of mentally disabled Henry Lee McCollum*, exonerated and released earlier this month after spending 30 years on death row in North Carolina. It is shocking that his mental disability … Continue reading

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‘Prosecutors hid evidence of innocence’

‘Death row inmate: Prosecutors hid evidence of innocence’, headlines this week’s Clarion Ledger article about the case of Jeffrey Havard, who is held alongside Willie on the Parchman death row. Havard is convicted of inflicting sexual abuse on a baby girl … Continue reading

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Death Row Inmates: Diminished Culpability

Willie Jerome Manning is yet again waiting for developments in both his cases. As he waits, he is in close proximity to his fellow inmates, and may well be aware of many who are extremely vulnerable. A study published in June, … Continue reading

Posted in capital litigation, capital murder, capital punishment, criminal justice USA, death penalty, death penalty abuse, death penalty constitutionality, Death Row, death row intellectual disabiliy, death row mental health, diminished culpability, Fly Manning, Injustice, mental illness USA, Mississippi, The Failure of Mitigation, US Supreme Court, USA injustice, Willie Fly Manning, Willie Jerome Manning, Willie Manning | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Death Penalty Delays Unconstitutional

Last month Judge Cormac J. Carney  in California ruled that the death penalty as applied in that state is unconstitutional. His ruling lifted a sentence of death from Ernest Dewayne Jones on the grounds that whether or not he was executed: … Continue reading

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New Google Translate Button

The justice4willie website can now be translated from English into 81 languages, using the Google Translate button (low down in the right hand column of the home page of justice4willie). This feature will be increasingly useful as visitors from more … Continue reading

Posted in African American, capital murder, capital punishment, conviction, criminal justice USA, death penalty, death penalty injustice, Death Row, death row injustice mississippi, Fly Manning, Injustice, Mississippi, Mississippi judicial system, USA injustice, Willie Fly Manning, Willie Jerome Manning, Willie Manning | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Flawed FBI Hair Analysis: Defendants Kept in the Dark

‘Flawed Forensics’ (episode 3 of the Al Jazeera America series, The System) reveals that when conducting forensic hair analysis, FBI experts were often pressured to skew results in favor of the prosecution (see FBI Hair Analysis: Favoring the Prosecution). More … Continue reading

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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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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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