14. november 2010

“Sidste mand, der blev henrettet, mens Georg W. Bush var guvernør… var muligvis uskyldig.”

Den ellers uddøde Observant blog, har set nærmere på en artikel i Jyllandsposten, der fortæller historien om Claude Howard Jones, der i 2000 blev henrettet for et mord begået ti år tidligere. Fra Dna-test kunne have reddet henrettet texaner.

“Den sidste mand, der blev henrettet, mens Georg W. Bush var guvernør i Texas, var muligvis uskyldig.

Et enkelt hår, der viste sig at være fra en anden person. Det var det fældende – og eneste – bevismateriale, da texaneren Claude Howard Jones tilbage i 1990 blev idømt dødsstraf for at have slået kioskejeren Allen Hilzendager ihjel.

… nu har en ny laboratorieundersøgelse afsløret, at håret rent faktisk stammede fra Allen Hilzendagers egen hårbund. Det skriver den britiske avis The Independent.”

Jyllandspostens Per Bang Thomsen gengiver en historie fra det venstreorienterede Independent, men udelader væsentlige detaljer. Her fra originalartiklen.

It does not necessarily prove that Jones… was innocent of murder. But it does add weight his claim that he was waiting in a car outside the liquor store on the afternoon of 14 November 1989 when an accomplice, Kerry Daniel Dixon, walked in and shot Hilzendager.

The men, both career criminals, planned to steal the till, which contained several hundred dollars in cash, from the off-licence at Point Blank, 80 miles east of Houston. Witnesses said they saw one man walk into the store to commit the crime while the other stayed behind to act as getaway driver.

Without the hair from the scene, Jones would have received life imprisonment, since under Texas law it is impossible to secure a death penalty conviction without corroborating physical evidence that the suspect was directly responsible for a crime such as murder.

None of the witnesses was able to positively identify which of the two men had walked into the store and pulled the trigger. A third accomplice, Timothy Jordan, who supplied the fatal weapon, testified that Jones had confessed to the killing, but later withdrew his evidence, saying he had embellished it to secure a lighter sentence.”

Håret var således ikke eneste bevismateriale, og den dømte var med sikkerhed ikke uskyldig. Clarkprosecutor.org har mere om Claude Howard Jones. Den største fejl var ikke henrettelsen, men det at han trods to mord, blev sat fri, og kunne fortsætte sin kriminelle løbebane.

“Jones, who also used the aliases Carl Roy Davis, Butch Jones, and Douglas Ray Starke, had eleven prior convictions in Texas for crimes including murder, armed robbery, assault, and burglary. He served 6 years of a 9-year prison sentence from 1959 to 1963 and three years of a 5-year sentence from 1963 to 1965. In 1976, he was convicted of murder, robbery, and assault in Kansas and received a life sentence. While in Kansas prison, Jones killed another inmate

The evidence at Jones’ trial was conclusive. A number of witnesses placed Jones at the scene of the crime, including Leon Goodson, who heard the shots and watched Jones leave the liquor store. A strand of Jones’ hair was found at the murder scene. Also, Timothy Jordan testified against his partners in crime…

In his brief final statement, Jones apologized to the victim’s family and expressed love to his own family.”

(44-årige Allen Hilzendager, myrdet af Claude Howard Jones’ bande, nov. 1989)

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30. december 2009

Chili Magazine med venstreradikale som kilde, bl.a. om “politiske idealister”

I anledningen af COP15-topmødet havde det LO-ejede ungdomsblad Chili Magazine i november-nummeret et mindre tema om den internationale aktivisme (læs: venstreradikalisme). Kilderne var foruden sociolog René Karpantschof, også “Journalisten Niels Fastrup, der i flere år har skrevet om aktivisme for de store aviser i Danmark”. Karpantschofs virke på den yderste venstrefløj er alment kendt, men det er nok først gang han er den mindst inhabile kilde til en artikel.

Niels Fastrup var under COP15 presseansvarlig for Klima09, men er normalt en del af venstreradikale Modkraft. I 2007 blev han arresteret under optøjerne i forbindelse med rydningen af Jagtvej 69, og tilbragte otte dage i Vestre Fængsel (Nyhedsavisen, 22/3 2007). Mange vil nok også huske hans iscenesættelse af Perle/perker-sagen sidste vinter.

COP15-siderne er spækket med revolutionsromantik. Her lidt fra Karpantschofs ofte anvendte tredeling, hvor marxister og kommunister mere eller mindre direkte kaldes for “politiske idealister”. Johnni Hansen, DNSB-formand – politisk idealist og race-aktivist… Nej, vel.

(Chili Magazine, nov. 2009, s. 27)

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