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On May 20 1998 Frankie Casteel was wrongfully convicted of killing three men (Richard Mason, Kenneth Griffith and Earl Smock) atop Signal Mountain, near Chattanooga Tennessee.
Everyone has a right to a fair trial, we the people say Frank Casteel did not get a fair trial,and is in prison for a crime he did not commit.
On the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation homepage there is a saying "That guilty shall not escape, nor innocence suffer"
We ask that this case is looked at, and also look into the way this investigation was done.
PLEASE HELP FREE FRANK CASTEEL, A MAN IN PRISON FOR A CRIME HE DID NOT COMMIT.
$1,000,000 A BOMB - the US can bomb Afghanstan for a week solid but it can't feed its homless or prevent rape from happening several thousands of times a day.
SPACE STATION - meanwhile people are overworked, underpaid and stressed all adding to a pool of negitivity.
STREET VIOLENCE - is at an all time high, and the suicide rate has sky rocketed.
CURE FOR CANCER - My city has built a new cancer research center employing over 1000 people. Cancer creates jobs, crime creates jobs, drugs create jobs - the government wants jobs, not a cure.
SEASONS COLLIDING - It's called THE GREENHOUSE EFFECT caused by mankind. If the angels were here they would be disgusted. (They are, and they are).
TECHNOLOGY HALTED - A teleporter would render millions jobless in the transport industry. Cloned food could help billions but it would also render millions jobless in the food industry. We invoked light, lets at least use it right - but the government wants money, not progress.
The Robin Hood Hills Murders
May 5th, 1993 was a Wednesday, and when the Weaver Elementary school bell rang, three 8 year old boys headed home to their nearby West Memphis, Arkansas neighborhood. Only a few hours later they would be reported missing and an informal search by their parents would be under way.
The next afternoon at 1:45 PM, a child's body was pulled from a creek in an area known as Robin Hood Hills. Eventually the bodies of the other two missing children were found nearby. All three of them were naked and they had been tied ankle to wrist with their own shoe laces. The children had been severely beaten, and one child, Christopher Byers, appears to have been the focus of the attack; he had been stabbed repeatedly in the groin area and castrated.
A triple homicide is extremely unusual, and particularly when the victims are children and unrelated to one another. So far, two documentary films have been made about this case, and interest in it shows no sign of fading. The facts surrounding the Robin Hood Hills murders, the events which they triggered, the aftermath, the trials, the verdicts and the hearings have been the focus of an ongoing research project for the past several years and we have reached many surprising conclusions.
Having had no previous experience with this type of murder, the West Memphis Police Department allowed potential evidence to be destroyed at the site where the bodies of Steve Branch, Christopher Byers and Michael Moore were located. Officers who were present made very little apparent effort to preserve or properly document the scene or to make accurate notes. Perhaps this was due to negligence or perhaps it was due to the fact that they were inadequately trained and inexperienced in handling such a crime and the events that naturally follow. Many unidentified people can be seen milling around the bodies in the brief crime scene video, and the Chief Investigator, Gary Gitchell can be seen smoking a cigarette well within the perimeter of the area.
Strangely, a juvenile probation officer was present when the horrible discovery was made and he indulged in speculation with a police officer about who might be responsible for such an unspeakable act. The probation officer had been following the activities of a local teenager named Damien Echols for years, and his first instinct what that the moody, dark haired teen was responsible. In fact, he and the police officer agreed that Damien was the only person they felt was "capable" of such a thing. Both men decided that the triple homicide had actually been a bizarre Satanic ritual sacrifice performed by a "cult" which they imagined Damien was the leader of.
We would like to bring to your attention the case of : ROBERT O. COULSON. WE BELIEVE ROBERT IS INNOCENT!!! The case against Robert is of 100% circumstantial, the WEAKEST kind of case there is. There is NO direvt evidence linking Robert to the murders. There is :
- NO DNA or forensic evidence linking Robert to the murders;
- NO fingerprints or eyewitness placing Robert at the scene of the crime;
- NO written or tape recorded confessions from Robert;
- NO cuts, scratches or marks of any kind on Robert the day after the murders.
We are profoundly troubled by the floolowing facts in this case:
- the courts have NOT granted Robert a new trial even though prosectors have ADMITTED presenting false evideence in his trial;
- new evidence which strongly attacks and discredits a large part of the case against Robert was NOT admissable in his appeal;
- additional new evidence was NOT admissable in his appeal;
- additional new evidence was NOT found in time to be used in Robert's appeal;
- the star witness against Robert :
* had the mental age of 13 (at age 23) when he lied and pointed the finger atRobert:
* gave four different stories after police accused him of committing the murders;
* failed a lie detector test on the story that sent Robert to Death Row
*is a habitual liar and has NO credibility in this case against Robert;
-Robert has NEVER been charged with a crime prior to his WRONGFUL arrest in this case.
Along with our genuine sympathy for the family and friend of the victims, we, the undersigned, are also extremely concerned that as Robert grieves the horrible loss of his family a terrible injustice has been done to him. We believe Robert is an innocent man who has been wrongly convicted. In the interest of truth and jsutice we urge the State of Texas to:
GRANT ROBERT O. COULSON A FULL AND UNCONDITONAL PARDON
A petition to make the public destruction of the United States Flag, a crime on United States Soil.
The Richardson Police Department has, in conjunction with the Richardson City Council and the City Manager, proposed a full reorganization of the police department. The reorganization will eliminate almost all positions of the Investigations division and place officers that vacated these positions in the Patrol division. The Crime Prevention division would also be eliminated. The result of these moves would force a patrol officer in a given area to handle all aspects of law enforcement from report writing for an offense to investigating the offense (which almost always entails interviewing victims and witnesses, let alone searching for perpetrators of the offense). The patrol officer would also be responsible for preventing crime in the respective area.
We, as concerned Richardson citizens, feel that the patrol officers would be unable to efficiently manage all of the aforementioned duties. We ask that the City Council take a step back and reconsider this reorganization, taking into account all of the views and concerns that have been voiced since this plan had been initially considered.
We have lodged this petition due to the lack of and poor facilities for a skate park in this area. The skate parks that are available, are not easily accessible for these children. Most of them don't even have any transport. A lot of the younger generation need something to do.
People might have read in the North Shore Times, a story in relation to children and teenagers that have been related to crime. I suggest that with a proposed skate park, it could well mean less crime in the area. The youngsters would have something to keep them entertained.
Since the Gulf War, the United States' sanctions on Iraq have killed over 700,000 children.
This crime of a mass scale has sent an uproar throughout the world - so much so that the very nation that Iraq attacked has violated the sanctions and sent aid to Iraq's children.
This crime is so inhumane that prominent individuals like Doctors, Entertainers and other professionals from the United States have donated goods to Iraq. Some entertainers like Val Kilmer even went there to express their sentiments for the children.
Wars happen - but inhumane systematic holocaust of children should not accepted.
John Maloney was wrongfully convicted of killing his wife in 1999. There is sufficient evidence that there was absolutely no crime committed at all, by anyone, yet John Maloney sits in prison for no reason at all. This petition will be used for two purposes: to gain public support over the Internet and elsewhere and hopefully have a powerful affect on the court system to get John Maloney a new trial. John Maloney and everyone else that believes in him, wants his name cleared of this mockery of justice. Please read the facts at http://johnmaloney.org and sign this petition to show your support. And always remember "An INJUSTICE anywhere, is a threat to JUSTICE everywhere!" We hope to put a stop to injustice in Green Bay, Wisconsin.