Judge fires 34-year court veteran for helping man wrongfully convicted of rape

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  • doloresowen Kansas City, MO
    July 30, 2013 9:44 a.m.

    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.

  • doloresowen Kansas City, MO
    July 30, 2013 9:27 a.m.

    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.

  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    July 28, 2013 7:45 p.m.

    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!!

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    July 28, 2013 7:20 p.m.

    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.

  • OlderGreg USA, CA
    July 28, 2013 4:52 p.m.

    Apparently, this "judge" believes that bury your mistakes takes precedence over justice.