Paul’s conviction was based almost exclusively on two bits of circumstantial evidence: Phone records that indicate that he was in the area around the time of the murder. (Paul lived in worked in the neighborhood.) And testimony from an individual that claimed to have seen Paul immediately after the murder wearing boots that matched footprints found at the scene. Problem is, 48 hours interviewed this same witness before the trial and he claimed that he had no idea what he was wearing. Think about it. If you’re having lunch with a friend, could you testify months later what type of shoes he was wearing fourteen months earlier?
In every case of wrongful conviction that I have come across, there are a number of common elements. They are, in no particular order, incompetent police work, prosecutorial misconduct, untruthful or deceptive testimony, and a jury system that assumes all defendants are guilty until proven innocent. This case has all of the above.
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The book starts out with a scene that immediately casts the author in a negative light. She is riding in a taxi and spots her mother digging through trash. The author hadn’t seen her mother in months, but instead of stopping and coming to her aid, she has the taxi turn around and speed off in the opposite direction. Only after reading the book do you understand the reasoning behind that opening scene and realize that it is the perfect opening.
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Game Change covers the most recent presidential campaign. It’s a behind the scenes look of the scenes and events that played out before a national audience. Most of what’s in the book has been reported elsewhere. But this book brings the whole story together in one long narrative.
I’ve been off the social media grid for the past several months. I’ve been poring all of my energy into a new business startup, which left me little time for non-business related interests. In fact, I hadn’t even read a book for pleasure for nearly four months.
After hearing absolutely nothing on the news about Jessica’s amazing accomplishment, I finally came across this video on the MSN home page. Here from Jessica herself.
Congratulations to Jessica Watson who yesterday became the youngest person to sail solo around the world. I’ve been following Jessica’s journey since it began and wrote a couple of posts about her on this blog. I expected to hear about her accomplishment on the national news, but I’ve been pretty busy and might have missed it. In any case, hers is an accomplishment to be proud of.
It was May 2, 1970. A DC-9 with 57 passengers and a crew of 6 left New York en route to the tropical island of St. Maarten. They never made it to their destination. Instead, the passengers and crew were thrust into a life and death battle for survival as their plane ran out of fuel and was forced to ditch in the Caribbean Sea.
This documentary takes a behind the scenes look at the people at Vogue as they prepare for the September 2007 issue of the magazine. The September issue is traditionally the biggest issue of the year.
I was 13 years old when Apollo 13 lifted off for the moon on April 11, 1970. Two days later when the explosion happened, I stood outside in my backyard and gazed up at the moon knowing that three astronauts were headed for an uncertain future. The Apollo 13 space flight had a huge impact on me. Like thousands of kids my age I wanted to be an astronaut. When I realized that that probably wasn’t going to happen, I chose the next best thing and became a pilot. My first company was called Apollo Software. My second company was called Odyssey Interactive, named after the Apollo 13 command module.
Since I’m writing this post on Easter Sunday, it’s only apt that I mention that this is a story about a crucifixion. A woman is falsely accused of adultery by her husband for the sole reason of him wanting to avoid having to pay her anything in a divorce. It’s a story about religious fanaticism, but it’s also a story of how easy it is for a mob mentality to take over.
I am looking for a few people to receive a free eBook in return for writing a review that mentions the device you read the book on. I need one or two people for each device: Kindle, Nook, iPad, other.
Everything Nonfiction is happy to introduce author Cilla McCain and her new book Murder in Baker Company. You can read a full review of the book here.