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.

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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:

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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."

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