Tag Archives: capital murder

Jim Hood: undermining the rights of criminal defendants

It seems that while Willie Manning has been languishing in his cell, the Attorney General, Jim Hood, has been busy harassing experienced capital defense lawyers in Mississippi. Radley Balko relates that Hood has found a way to do this by using … Continue reading

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“Willie wouldn’t bust a grape.”

Today Willie Jerome Manning is 48. This is his 23rd birthday on death row. When Willie was a child there was little money to celebrate birthdays. A childhood friend of his family, David Skato, recalls the ‘poverty stricken’ community where they … 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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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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Twenty Wasted Years

Today, November 10 2014, is a significant landmark for Willie Jerome Manning: on this day it is twenty years since he first entered Mississippi’s death row. When he was taken onto death row the first official White House website had just … Continue reading

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Watch Willie’s Oral Argument Live!

If you wish to bypass media reports and instead listen live to the arguments in Willie Jerome Manning’s second case, you can do so next Monday. A webcast from the Mississippi Supreme Court will allow access to the court proceedings … Continue reading

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The Bias of White Americans

It seems that racial perceptions of crime have helped to create biased, over-harsh and counterproductive criminal justice policies in the USA. A report published last month* establishes that white Americans significantly overestimate the proportion of crimes committed by racial minorities. For … 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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