the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist
“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx
Apr 18, 2011
John Thompson spent 14 years on Death Row for a murder he didn’t commit. When a blood test led to a new trial, more evidence proving Thompson’s innocence–including eyewitness accounts–came to light. Thompson was quickly acquitted of the murder charges.
Thompson’s lawyers showed that, during his first trial, the New Orleans District Attorney’s office had consciously hidden all that evidence which proved Thompson’s innocence. Thompson’s lawyers also showed that there was a pattern–in other cases, New Orleans prosecutors had hidden key evidence from defense lawyers.
And yet, according to the highest court of the country, the U.S. Supreme Court, this does not justify holding the New Orleans District Attorney’s office liable! In a five to four decision, these Supreme Liars overturned the 14-million-dollar award Thompson had won against the city of New Orleans.
Criminals in grey suits are getting away with stealing 14 years of a man’s life, because their big brothers in black robes protect them. No further comment necessary about the sorry state of the U.S. “criminal injustice” system.