I correct myself: Jay Nixon wasn't Governor at that time--he was the
Missouri Attorney General and is Governor now. I don't think too highly of
him. He will not give anyone a fair shake, unless it's his own family in
trouble. They don't face "justice" like the rest of us do.
Not only is it all about the money, I think these officials HATE poor people
with felony records. There is clear disdain for those who are innocent and
trying to get cleared of convictions. Our great Missouri Gov.
Nixon's office had the audacity to tell the Supreme Court that this man on
death row found innocent should not be freed because "it didn't matter
that he was innocent--he got a fair trial." The judge didn't agree
and ordered the innocent man to be freed! That innocent man was Joe Amrine.
Too bad this lady "practiced law" and filled in the gaps where those
sworn to uphold "justice" fell miserably short. They also didn't
get to assess a fee for their legal services, which is what justice is all about
these days, not evidence, guilt or innocence. Ever swear to tell the "whole
truth and nothing but the truth" and then be cut off from so doing by some
flashy attorney that really doesn't want the truth he just wants his
perspective? The traditional lady holding the scales of justice,
while blindfolded, should now have one hand out waiting for money to be placed
in it.Toss this judge!!
This judge is a despicable example of the sort of people who give the legal
profession its largely negative reputation. He wants to sustain his own image
of infallibility, while ignoring the most basic concepts of justice, and of
innocence and guilt.I hope the good people of Kansas can throw this
bum out of office, before he qualifies for a pension.I would not be
surprised if he has other cases of bullying and suppression of evidence in his
background.I am all for punishing the guilty, severely. But,
freeing the innocent is an even higher priority.
Apparently, this "judge" believes that bury your mistakes takes
precedence over justice.