Sunday, November 27, 2016

Darrell Jones and NAMI Concur: State must put Bridgewater under control of Department of Mental Health.



Pending Hearing ORDER on full evidentiary hearing on crash edit video
featuring Terie Lynn Starks.

Today's Letter to the Editor from NAMI Massachusetts Executive Director Laurie Martinelli in response to Reporter Michael Rezendes story "Recoil, Reform, Repeat" says it all:  Bridgewater and other EOPSS/Massachusetts Correctional Facilities cannot be trusted to protect inmates' mental health. In point of fact they often intentionally trigger mental health issues. See also this week's spotlight feature, "The Desperate and the Dead." Full feature.

This I know to be true, having interviewed Souza inmate Darrell Jones and recorded his statements about a series of events that started on or about 15 November, 2016 as his time draws near for an epic court hearing concerning a crash edit videotape that was used to convict him of murder 31 years ago.

Here is a man who has never had any mental health issues in thirty-one (31) years, now all of a sudden he's buck naked and moved from the H2 to H1 to HSU..... 


More on his situation I will not say at this point, but I will say that I have my suspicions about a series of recent hate-filled emails "You honkie coon," etc. etc. ad nauseam that have arrived in my in basket during the same exact time period as noted in this recent journal entry and video where we see the Prosecutor running from my hallway questions. They are coming from a private server but there are ways of getting to the bottom of that, including the use of various tracking devices as noted in the thumbnails attached herein.


Thank you, Ms. Martinelli and Mr. Rezendes, our team will be in touch with you immediately.


NOTE: The top screen capture seen directly below this paragraph contains a Hull/Weymouth, MA IP identifier of 24.62.55.214. This same IP addy appears in the search and landing history of yet another journal page of mine as seen in the second screen capture, and the subject matter reviewed in the links of course coincides with  the content of the racially-tinged emails I have been receiving during exact same time period, much of which involves Darrell Jones and much braggadocio about how the writer allegedly went to Harvard and allegedly rides a BMW sporting motorcycle superior to my Triumph. It seems silly at first blush, but it really isn't.  When viewed alongside the Civil and Human Rights abuses that are being suffered by Darrell Jones at this very moment, alarming is what it is.

It scarcely takes a rocket scientist to see that there is something fishy in Denmark here.



1
 
2
3

Sadly, the predicate of this behavior was set years ago in several examples, including the death of Joshua K. Messier that finally resulted in manslaughter charges and a $3M lawsuit settlement.  From what I understand, the proviso of the Settlement Agreement still has yet to be implemented even though former Commonwealth Governor Deval Patrick fired the three guards involved.  Now I don't know if my harassing emailer cares or not but Mr. Messier was a white fellow. I don't care about race unless or until it is used against someone or there is a pattern and practice of racism. All I care about is Equality and Justice. From the quill of Reporter Rezendes on 30 April 2015:
The former correction officers — Derek Howard, John C. Raposo, and George A. Billadeau — were fired last year by Governor Deval Patrick after the Globe revealed that Bridgewater officials had violated a half-dozen laws, regulations, and policies in the death of Joshua K. Messier as Messier was forcefully strapped to a bed. The episode was caught on videotape.
Although Plymouth District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz declined to bring criminal charges following Messier’s death, special prosecutor Martin F. Murphy said that he decided to seek the charges after conducting his own six-month review. On Thursday morning, a statewide grand jury sitting in Suffolk County indicted Howard and Raposo on charges of using excessive force, while Billadeau, the supervisor, was indicted for allegedly failing to prevent the abuse, Murphy said in an interview. Murphy said Howard and Raposo caused the 23-year-old Messier’s death, but that prison guards should never have been in charge of caring for severely mentally ill men. 
Despite its name, Bridgewater State Hospital is a medium-security prison, not a hospital. View Story Judge opens inquest into Bridgewater hospital death The review will examine a 2009 case where a patient died as prison guards forcibly strapped his wrists and ankles to a bed. 
 “A system that places correctional officers in charge of mentally ill patients never convicted of a crime is a recipe for disaster,” said Murphy. “It’s not fair to the patients and it’s not fair to the guards.”

Monday, September 26, 2016

Press Release on Reasonable Doubts: Washington Film Students Poised to Shoot Narrative of Darrell Jones -- An Innocent Man.



Pending Hearing ORDER on full evidentiary hearing on crash edit video 
featuring Terie Lynn Starks. 

PS: Relative to some suspicious conduct against Mr. Jones in the last week (Nov 15-25) -- Perhaps has a side note, I have been receiving several hateful, racist emails during this exact same time period, apparently through some sort of proxy server(s). These emails reference Mr. Jones and a journal page I produce and edit relative to his pending Motion for New Trial. When I contact my private investigator I sincerely hope that we do not discover any connection between these emails and anyone employed by the Commonwealth.

See the original post with links to WBUR, NECIR.
See also the preceding post with live court action, "Raw Courtroom Footage Prosecutor Runs From Crash Edit Video Perjury Questions."



PRESS RELEASE                                                                       Contact: Christopher King
For IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                            kingcast955@icloud.com
26 September, 2016                                                                  617.543.8085 
              

FILM PROJECT ABOUT INNOCENT MAN APPROVED

Community College students will be shooting substantial portions of a movie narrative in the City of Shoreline and local areas

SEATTLE…In 1985 (read release in the comments section, below).

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Darrell Jones Update: Raw Courtroom Footage as Brockton Prosecutor Runs from Crash Edit Video Perjury Questions.


Pending Hearing ORDER on full evidentiary hearing on crash edit video 
featuring Terie Lynn Starks. 

PS: Relative to some suspicious conduct against Mr. Jones in the last week (Nov 15-25) -- Perhaps has a side note, I have been receiving several hateful, racist emails during this exact same time period, apparently through some sort of proxy server(s). These emails reference Mr. Jones and a journal page I produce and edit relative to his pending Motion for New Trial. When I contact my private investigator I sincerely hope that we do not discover any connection between these emails and anyone employed by the Commonwealth.

Meanwhile Washington area film students are primed to shoot Mr. Jone's narrative:
Read the press release below.


As I was telling a Seattle area media classroom last week, there's something fishy in Denmark going on here.  As such, I believe that Mr. Jones' Attorneys are well within their Right to request a full-on evidentiary hearing by September to determine the extent to which the Brockton Police Department personnel committed Perjury in the 1985 Wrongful Conviction of one Darrell "Diamond" Jones. 

The odds are good that the goods are odd. But don't take my word for it. Read the actual accounts of what happened as you watch Prosecutor Robert Thompson:

a) Apparently misstate the reason he was substantially late to yesterday's hearing, and;
b) Run from KingCast cameras on the simple question of who the State's alleged eyeball witnesses were in the 1985 Trial. 

Hint: There was only one alleged eyeball witness who identified Darrell Jones, and she was a prostitute currying favor from the BPD.... and even then she failed to identify Darrell Jones in Trial, only in this crash edit video. If I am wrong on any of this I'll place my entire professional integrity on the line here.

Meanwhile, not for nothing but Attorney Rosemary Scapicchio has raised issues that D.A. Thompson is addressing relating to alleged failure to provide exculpatory evidence in the pending trial of another black man accused of murder. Dana Waller claims he acted in Self Defense in the 2014 homicide of Edward Dill. Stay tuned on that one.
*********

Above is the crash edit video that cuts to Sgt. Bilko during the Interview. Here is the NECIR online feature . And here are some material issues with her testimony, below is an excerpt from that journal entry:

*********
Let us resume our discussion of State's Witness Terie Lynn Starks, who had been held on Prostitution charges that were subsequently dismissed immediately after Jones' conviction as aptly noted by the WBUR and NECIR reporting. We know that she did not actually identify Jones in the trial testimony:

"One was a tall Cuban guy. The other guy was a little taller than I was."

Note: Starks is 5'4" -- Darrell Jones was 6' and the victim was 6'1"

Cunningham asked Ms. Starks to look around the courtroom to see if she saw the man who did the shooting.

"I can't be positive, I don't remember exactly how he looks."

********
Meanwhile my request for policy, procedure and budget regarding States witnesses is still pending with the City. I will post that soon.

Friday, May 27, 2016

KingCast College Discussion on Darrell Jones Reasonable Doubts and Wrongful Conviction.


Attorney and legal journalist Christopher King discusses the 1985 Brockton Massachusetts wrongful murder conviction of Darrell Jones with Shoreline Community College film students in Tony Doupé's classroom on 26 May 2016.

This is the introduction. Stay tuned for the entire discussion shortly.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

New Media Coverage: NECIR's Jennifer McKim and Chronicle Updates.



There can be no doubt that Darrell Jones was wrongly convicted.

NECIR's Jennifer McKim on the Boston.com Morning Show featuring Kim Carrigan.

Coming Tuesday: Boston Chronicle, "Doubts." (Link to online story)

Above:  Last week's KingCast exclusive interview with Darrell Diamond Jones.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Judge Gives Prosecutor 30 Days to Pony up Crucial Evidence in Darrell Jones 1985 Murder Conviction.



Darrell Jones and I spoke today and will be taping another call from prison soon. He wants to again thank everyone for their faith, belief, perseverance and talent.  Not only those who appeared in Court with him yesterday, but those who may not have appeared in Court as they continue to work diligently behind the scenes.

To take a little artistic license right now I feel that he is comfortable with me saying that it only takes a few Bad Things to wrongly convict a man and to send him away....... but it take an entire village to bring him back.

But as we know, and and Dr. Martin Luther King said "No Lie Can Live Forever."  At least not when you have competent and diligent legal counsel and media to help.

********

Bruce Gellerman reports: In an emotional hearing yesterday Brockton Superior Court Judge Thomas McGuire ruled that the original video and other evidentiary items must be identified and brought forth in thirty (30) days.

Moreover, I have requested public information regarding the City policies on witness compensation since 1985; that request is still pending.

Above are pictures from yesterday's hearing as well as the first audio discussion with Mr. Jones. Stay tuned for more.
Here is the crucial background about Terie Lynn Starks and her testimony. Let us resume our discussion of State's Witness Terie Lynn Starks, who had been held on Prostitution charges that were subsequently dismissed immediately after Jones' conviction as aptly noted by the WBUR and NECIR reporting. We know that she did not actually identify Jones in the trial testimony:

"One was a tall Cuban guy. The other guy was a little taller than I was."

Note: Starks is 5'4" -- Darrell Jones was 6' and the victim was 6'1"

Cunningham asked Ms. Starks to look around the courtroom to see if she saw the man who did the shooting.

"I can't be positive, I don't remember exactly how he looks."

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

What Will Hillary Clinton and other Presidential Candidates do for Wrongly Convicted Men Like Ricky Jackson and Darrell Jones?


Ricky Jackson was wrongfully imprisoned for forty (40) years, and he has a many questions and many issues. Sadly, this breaking news story is nothing new for Darrell Jones, who has been wrongfully imprisoned for thirty years.  For the latest information on Mr. Jones' case take a look at the pending Hearing (NECIR link) relative to a videotape that was clearly crash-edited back in 1985.

And for what it's worth, I am no Johnny-come-lately to these battles: One of Mr. Jackson's attorneys was Terry H. Gilbert. I was his law clerk when we won the Cheryl Lessin First Amendment case

First Post: Introducing Darrell Jones.
More: Fraudulent Press Coverage.
WBUR: Reasonable Doubts
NECIR: Reasonable Doubts

Lawyers for Darrell Jones Seek Discovery of Original Terie Lynn Starks' Video in Motion to Compel; Hearing Set.


Above is the crash edit video that cuts to Sgt. Bilko during the Interview. Here is the NECIR online feature . And here are some material issues with her testimony, below is an excerpt from that journal entry:

*********
Let us resume our discussion of State's Witness Terie Lynn Starks, who had been held on Prostitution charges that were subsequently dismissed immediately after Jones' conviction as aptly noted by the WBUR and NECIR reporting. We know that she did not actually identify Jones in the trial testimony:

"One was a tall Cuban guy. The other guy was a little taller than I was."

Note: Starks is 5'4" -- Darrell Jones was 6' and the victim was 6'1"

Cunningham asked Ms. Starks to look around the courtroom to see if she saw the man who did the shooting.

"I can't be positive, I don't remember exactly how he looks."

********
Meanwhile my request for policy, procedure and budget regarding States witnesses is still pending with the City. I will post that soon.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Brandeis, Innocence Project and WBUR Expose Angel Echavarria and George D. Perrot Wrongful Imprisonment; Darrell Jones is Next.


George D. Perrot is Free at Last after 30 years in prison. Justice finally came to him as it did last year for Angel Echavarria and as it must for Darrell Jones. Poor representation, bad facts and bad decisions ruled the day in all three of these cases.

Globe coverage: Echavarria’s conviction in the 1994 murder of Daniel Rodriguez in Lynn was overturned this spring when a judge ruled that the prosecution’s case was flawed and that Echavarria had not had adequate representation. Prosecutors said it was not feasible for them to retry the case. 

Brandeis George D. Perrot coverage.
WBUR Angel Echavarria coverage.

Angel Echavarria, 2015
Jim Davis/Globe

In his decision overturning the conviction, Judge Kane wrote that “justice may not have been done,” and cited newly available evidence that the testimony of FBI hair analyst Wayne Oakes in Perrot’s trial was not supported by science and should not have been admitted. 

“It is not a close call,” Kane wrote. Without the FBI hair analyst’s testimony, it was unlikely that Perrot would have been convicted, he wrote. Experts believe Kane’s groundbreaking ruling marks the first time a U.S. court has made a decision based solely on the unreliability of microscopic hair analysts’ testimony that went beyond the limits of science, and is expected to influence jurists across the country looking at similar cases. 

Judge Kane also said today that he had confidence that Perrot has the support he needs to adjust and successfully reenter society. Kane said that after a "rigorous review" he is "reasonably sure that George Perrot did not physically or sexually assault Mary Prekop," the 78-year-old victim who, despite pressure from police and prosecutors, never wavered from saying that Perrot did not meet the description of her attacker. 

 "It was Mary Prekop who possessed the human integrity to refrain from joining the movement to say it was George Perrot who physically and sexually assaulted her," Kane said, telling Perrot that he would be "in her debt forevermore."

First Post: Introducing Darrell Jones.
Fraudulent Press Coverage.
WBUR: Reasonable Doubts
NECIR: Reasonable Doubts

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Greetings from Darrell Jones Today, 20 February 2016.


Scarface - God (feat. John Legend) (Official Audio) 2015

"This is how I am feeling today.... I've got my head up and I know that no lie can live forever!"

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Keeping it Simple Part Two: False and Defamatory Press Accounts -- Lead Witness Terie Lynn Starks.

Let us resume our discussion of State's Witness Terie Lynn Starks, who had been held on Prostitution charges that were subsequently dismissed immediately after Jones' conviction as aptly noted by the WBUR and NECIR reporting. We know that she did not actually identify Jones in the trial testimony:

"One was a tall Cuban guy. The other guy was a little taller than I was."

Note: Starks is 5'4" -- Darrell Jones was 6' and the victim was 6'1"

Cunningham asked Ms. Starks to look around the courtroom to see if she saw the man who did the shooting.

"I can't be positive, I don't remember exactly how he looks."

*********

Now lets pick up on the media coverage from the Enterprise on September 18, 1986, "Prostitution Suspect Held Without Bail."

"Terie Starks, 20, of 93 Stillman Ave., Brockton, was picked up on a default warrent Tuesay by Detective Joseph W. Smith....In setting the heavy bail Tuesday a Brockton District Court judge mentioned that[sic] fact that Ms. Starks' presence is desired at an upcoming murder trial, but he stressed the Defendants' default record."

In making a bid for Ms. Starks freedom, attorney Melvin Dworet of Brookline turned to the woman and said: "Could you assure the judge you would be back here if he put on a reduced bail?"

Judge Chris Byron -- the same Judge who presided over Mr. Jones' trial -- answered the question before Ms. Starks had a chance to respond.

"Of course she would," the judge snapped. Then, he added: "Petition denied and she is held without bail."

So we now know the following: 

1. That Detective Joseph W. Smith once again picked up witness Starks. See thumbnail above.

2. That Ms. Starks was being held on bail because the Judge knew she was needed for Mr. Jones' trial.

3. That her bail had been denied because of her prior bail defaults.

And by way of the transcript page 22 we also know that Darrell Jones' attorney knew that she had been released as a favor for her testimony in the case.

Q:  Do you know that she was released that day?
A:  No

The Court: You mean the judge release her or the police released her?

Elias:  At the request of the police, I'm suggesting there may have been a recommendation to the judge.

Cunningham (prosecutor): I suggest there is no evidence of that.

Elias:  I'm asking if he knows; I've got evidence of it.

The Court: The question wasn't put in that form.

Elias: I indicated released by the Court after being brought before the Court on a default warrant."

*********

We know further:

4.  Attorney Elias never used this information to impeach the witness or to weaken the State's case in any way.

5.  Sure enough, as WBUR and NECIR reported, Ms. Starks had all of her pending charges, both from prior to trial and during his trial, handled in her favor about two weeks after the after the trial. This happened on or about 20 October, 1986 shortly after Darrell Jones was wrongfully convicted and sentenced on 2 and 3 October, 1986 respectively.

Why on Earth would the City's leading news source omit these crucial facts in its coverage of the case?  Who was feeding the paper the information and guiding it on what to print and what not to print?

See further the NYTimes article from 1 March, 2010 "If the Lawyer Fails...." in which the 11th Ciruit Court held that "Bad Faith, dishonesty, divided loyalty and mental temperament" can provide a basis for a habeas corpus petition to be heard after the lawyer engages in Malpractice or Ineffective Assistance of Counsel.

Stay tuned for the next installment in which we will further address..... the issues of Ms. Starks' list of defaults and how they were handled as well as the material and continued misconduct of Attorney Elias.




Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Keeping it Simple Part One: False and Defamatory Press Accounts -- Witness ID.

Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them."
-Frederick Douglass

"He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it.
He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it."
-Martin Luther King 

"There is no passion to be found playing small -- in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living."
-Nelson Mandela

The Darrell Jones Rule 30 Motion for New Trial.

Being from Cleveland Ohio I learned the significance of media at an early age, as F. Lee Bailey obtained a Supreme Court ORDER in his favor See "Media Ethics with a Life at Stake: The Sam Sheppard Murder Trial," by Marah Eakin (Ohio University 2009).
"Did their treatment of the case infringe Sheppard’s right to a free trial? Did their desire to get scoops and sales outweigh their journalistic ethics? To this writer, the members of the media covering the trial checked their ethical knowledge at the door, yielding to public outcry and possibly ruining a man’s life."
With such in mind let us turn to the stories printed on identification that affected the trial including examples of the same newspaper at once claiming:

1. "Witnesses Can't Identify Suspect in Brockton shooting" (The Enterprise, 24 September 1986)

State's Witness Terie Lynn Starks, who had been held on Prostitution charges that were subsequently dismissed immediately after Jones' conviction:

"One was a tall Cuban guy. The other guy was a little taller than I was."
Note: Starks is 5'4" -- Darrell Jones was 6' and the victim was 6'1"

Cunningham asked Ms. Starks to look around the courtroom to see if she saw the man who did the shooting.

"I can't be positive, I don't remember exactly how he looks."

2.  "Five Witnesses Unable to Identify Murder Suspect" (The Enterprise, 25 September 1986) and then --- 

























3.  "Witnesses Hedge on Identification" (The Enterprise 26 September 2015)*

"Wednesday five other witnesses who purportedly saw the shooting in D'Angelo's parking lot on Montello Street refused to positively identify Jones as the man they saw gun down Rodriguez, a reputed drug dealer."

Note also for later reference in item 5:
Judge Byron told jurors they will not have to resport to the courthouse today. The Judge ordered transcripts of the police station interview with Starks and said he will spend the day determining which portion of it will be admissible.
When testimony continued Thursday, the few spectators were searched before entereing the courtroom, and then the door was locked behind them. 
_______________ 
*Hedge = confine, restrict, limit, waver :)

4.  Subsequently in the Year End Review -- falsely stating "Seven people said they saw [Darrell] Jones shoot him in the stomach" (The Enterprise, 31 December 1986). 

A year in review of news 1986:


Why would the paper print this information when it was never what they reported on prior occasion? What were they trying to influence?

5.  Moreover, there remains the curious and completely unproved assertion that Jones was actually having drinks with Guillermo Rodriguez: During the trial, on 27 September 1986 the Enterprise falsely reported: 

"According to previous testimony, Jones and Rodriguez were drinking together that night at Pete & Mary's bar on Montello Street."

This testimony never was spoken at trial, was never brought up by any witnesses and was never brought up by the Prosecutor or anyone at all.

What motive did the Enterprise have to make this statement, knowing it did not exist anywhere in the Record?



It was clear that Jones claimed he did not know Rodriguez and had never spoken with him.

Further, in that same article there is a quote attributed to Edna Levine in which she purportedly told Starks:  

"Diamond does crazy things. He'll kill anybody for any reason at all, just for looking at him the wrong way."

But the Court ruled that purported comment inadmissible, which raises the question as to why the newspaper would print this and the other blatantly false statements it in the first place, in a space where jurors would likely be reading the town's leading newspaper at the conclusion of each day at trial when they returned home, as they were not in seclusion.

To add insult to injury, this entire discussion happened behind closed doors: The Court was closed to the Defendant, closed to the Jury and closed to the media. The only people in the Courtroom were the Judge, the stenographer, the Defense Attorney Elias and the Prosecutor and Detective Joseph Smith, who was being questioned about the tape. If those are the only people there, the statement had to have issued from one of them. What was the paper's motivation in printing something that was not part of the public record and that they knew was completely inadmissible. 

And let's look at the purported statement itself:  Not only was it a statement that was based in fantasy, dramatics and lies, it was a statement that didn't have one grain of truth to it....... The simple fact is Mr. Jones had no adult record of violence of any nature. We know today that there were no warrants out against Mr. Jones.

In point of fact, former Chief Richard Sproules specifically stated that "I knew most of the bad guys in the City, and this guy doesn't ring a bell with me at all."

This raises the same ethical concerns cited by the Eakin article, above.

In our next installment we will follow more of the paper trail, including other actions taken by the newspaper that could have only been done with the intent of feeding false information to the public and ensuring that such information would be completely accessible to the Jury in addition to post trial damage control.

First Post: Introducing Darrell Jones.
WBUR: Reasonable Doubts

NECIR: Reasonable Doubts




Monday, January 18, 2016

Father Barry and Chronicle's Mary Richards' Speak About Their Friendship, Care and Concern for Darrell Jones.

Father William Barry discusses his ongoing friendship with Darrell Jones. Mary Richardson, award-winning journalist of the acclaimed show “Chronicle” included her interview with Darrell Jones as one of her favorite moments of her 20+ year-long career. Forward to 18:00 minutes for the interview. First Post: Introducing Darrell Jones
Second Post: Keeping it simple. Interview #1
WBUR: Reasonable Doubts
NECIR: Reasonable Doubts

The Soundtrack of Darrell Jone's Life: Songs of Inspiration for a Man Wrongfully Convicted.


"When you listen to these songs.... you have to realize that it is more than just the lyrics on the page. For example it might not be just about a woman or a specific relationship.... it's all about the overall feelings that the song brings to you."

Above is Bob Marley & the Wailers, "Rat Race."
Here are nine (9) others to be posted throughout the day:
I Feel Like Going On -- L.A. Mass Choir
Stairway to Heaven -- The O'Jay's 
The River -- Noel Gourdin
I Cry -- Anthony Hamilton
I Miss You Part One -- David Ruffin
You Are my Friend -- Patti Labelle -- for Sis :) Testify -- August Alsina
Done Crying -- Lyfe Jennings (Not *ALL* of these lyrics directly pertain to me," chides Darrell).  I think you'll see what he means.....
Where Have All the Flowers Gone -- Earth, Wind & Fire (Peter Paul & Mary cover)
*"This song in particular is about all the brothers and sisters and children who are losing their lives out here for no good reasons..... we have to do better for our society."
_______
Lyric Advisory -- The following songs contain language that may be offensive to some. However Darrell finds that a younger generation may extract a positive message from them.

Window of my Eyes -- Boosie Badazz
Black Zombie -- Nas
Be This Way -- Ghostface

First Post: Introducing Darrell Jones
Second Post: Keeping it simple. Interview #1
WBUR: Reasonable Doubts
NECIR: Reasonable Doubts

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Darrell Jones Reasonable Doubts Keeping it Simple: Prison Interview Part One.


This is an exclusive series with Darrell Jones, in his own words, broadcast from the Souza Baronowski Maximum Security Correctional Facility in Shirley, MA. As the title of this journal entry indicates, it is part one: An introduction. We will be highlighting key points for laypeople to understand his innocence and how our system of Jurisprudence failed us on so many levels.

Everyone who has touched this project stands in solidarity with Darrell Jones. Enjoy this first episode, which was taped ironically or coincidentally -- perhaps both -- on Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday.

"Because No Lie Can Live Forever," says Mr. Jones.

First Post: Introducing Darrell Jones.
WBUR: Reasonable Doubts
NECIR: Reasonable Doubts

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Introducing Darrell Jones.... an Innocent Man.


Reasonable doubts: In upcoming exclusive interviews, Darrell Jones speaks frankly from a maximum security prison in Massachusetts.


Here is the Rule 30 Motion for New Trial. We appreciate former Chief Sproules' candor when he states: 
"I knew most of the bad guys in the city and this guy doesn't ring a bell with me at all.... I've seen strong cases and this...this isn't one of them."
That's because Darrell Jones was not a "bad guy" in the sense that would make anyone believe he could or would commit a murder, and in point of fact he did not have any outstanding warrants as alleged. More on this to follow in the coming days, along with a series of exclusive interviews/podcasts with Mr. Jones that will be featured on YouTube in the coming weeks. 

More than one injustice occurs when an innocent man is framed and wrongfully convicted of murder. There is the wrongly convicted prisoner. There is the grieving family and the decedent. And there is the collective society of citizens who place their faith in our systems of law and jurisprudence. I have followed this case for the past six years, helping him on various aspects of his case: 

We sought public information requests from EOPSS/DOC, we hunted for Terie Lynn Starks (the prostitute whose video interview was spliced) and we gathered information on the disbarment of his attorney Kenneth Elias, who had substantial ethical challenges for representing several Brockton Policemen. As a former Assistant State Attorney I blanche at what this case reveals. 

From Greater Boston Massachusetts this is the audio story of Darrell Jones, an Innocent Man. Stay tuned and see the 
Voices from Behind the Wall video.

WBUR: Reasonable Doubts
NECIR: Reasonable Doubts

PS: I understand that they are going Mr. Jones a really hard time in prison now. Here's my public records request per MGL §66-10.