Tag Archives: 2015

Facing Execution

Exactly two years ago today, on May 7 2013, Willie Manning faced execution. His younger brother, Marshon, must be remembering the turmoil of that day. Interviewed by Joe Berlinger for an Al Jazeera America program in 2014, he describes the … Continue reading

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Doubt Cast on Officials’ Integrity

At last Willie Manning has only one death penalty case to fight! On Monday, April 20 2015, a Mississippi judge signed an Order of Nolle Prosequi (not wanting to prosecute) for Willie’s Brookville Garden case involving the murders of two elderly … Continue reading

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Willie’s Suffering – a Central Election Issue

Rick Halperin was far from circumspect about capital punishment when he spoke on a United Nations panel last week (see video at 19.00). He condemned the death penalty as ‘state sponsored revenge’, ‘physical and psychological terror and torture’, and a symptom … Continue reading

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A Very Big Beast in Mississippi

Mississippi’s Attorney General, Jim Hood, who was so vociferously in favour of Willie Jerome Manning’s execution two years ago, is embroiled in a battle to suppress the identity of people involved in executions and of those providing drugs for lethal … Continue reading

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Forensic Evidence: Slow Progress

Two years ago this month, in March 2013, the Supreme Court of the United States declined Willie Jerome Manning’s request for a review of his 1992 case involving two students. Things then moved quickly for a few weeks, during which … Continue reading

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More Propaganda against Willie

It’s happened again – Willie Manning has been the victim of extremely negative media propaganda within Mississippi. Ignoring the Mississippi Supreme Court’s ruling that the state suppressed significant, potentially exculpatory evidence at Willie’s trial for his 1993 case, a Mississippi journalist … Continue reading

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A New Trial for Willie Manning!

The anxious wait is over: on Thursday Willie Jerome Manning was granted a new trial for his case involving the 1993 murder of two elderly African American ladies, Emmoline Jimmerson and Alberta Jordan (the Brookville Garden murders). The Mississippi Supreme Court … Continue reading

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Ripples from Oklahoma

The news from Oklahoma is encouraging: the US Supreme Court has allowed the appeals of three death row inmates regarding the legality of the drug, midazolam, as a sedative in state executions. The decision could impact all death penalty states. … Continue reading

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The Death Penalty: No Place in the Twenty-First Century

The USA is in an increasingly isolated position in tolerating the death penalty: 117 countries last month voted for a global death penalty moratorium, with only 38, including the USA, voting against this. In its opposition America keeps strange company; … 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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