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User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16795 posts, RR: 51
Posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1006 times:

I'm a huge fan of Pearl Jam, they are very staunch activists on a number of issues. Some I support others I don't, one issue the members of Pearl Jam as well as many other musicians have taken up over the years is the West Memphis three.

I've read about this but still don't really understand what the big issue is with this case, a group of three teenagers apparently tortured and killed 2 or three other kids (not sure how many or their ages). One of the three confessed, and all three were sentenced to prison (the oldest getting a death sentence).

But they have all these supporters challenging the confession, and blaming their conviction on their taste in music and the occult?.. I was wondering if anyone could provide some more background into this, anyone from the area (Arkansas, Tennessee, Northern Mississippi) remember this case?..

I was reading MSNBC today and found this story, apparently Natalie Maines the lead singer of the Dixie Chicks is involved heavily in this case as she supports the West Memphis three. She is blaming the step father of one of the victims.


http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28061353/


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User currently offlineNkops From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2658 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 998 times:



Quoting STT757 (Thread starter):
I was reading MSNBC today and found this story, apparently Natalie Maines the lead singer of the Dixie Chicks is involved heavily in this case as she supports the West Memphis three. She is blaming the step father of one of the victims.

I just posted this in a thread about an hour before this, but mine was just on Natalie Maines from the Dixie Chicks... since yours is more in depth, I'll have mine deleted.

As far as Maines, she just doesn't know when to shut the heck up!!



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User currently offlineDougloid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 995 times:



Quoting STT757 (Thread starter):
I was reading MSNBC today and found this story, apparently Natalie Maines the lead singer of the Dixie Chicks is involved heavily in this case as she supports the West Memphis three. She is blaming the step father of one of the victims.

I suggest folks do a little research on Findlaw and find out for yourself what this is all about.

Calling them "The West Memphis Three" is a disingenuous bit of wordsmithing that disguises what these people likely did with a gloss of 'political prisoner'.

The reality is a lot more sinister than people seem to think. These guys were not Hurricane Carter-who was also guilty by the way.

Echols v. State, 936 S.W.2d 509 (Ark. 1996)
Misskelley v. State, 915 S.W.2d 702 (Ark. 1996).


User currently offlineScrubbsYWG From Canada, joined Mar 2007, 1495 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 974 times:

there are a couple documentaries about this... paradise lost.

User currently offlineKlima From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 212 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 945 times:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Memphis_Three

A pretty interesting read. Looks like there is a long list of people calling for a reinvestigation, even some of the relatives of the dead.


User currently offlineArmitageShanks From UK - England, joined Dec 2003, 3599 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 931 times:

Check out the documentary "Paradise Lost." It's all about those murders. It's very interesting.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paradis..._Child_Murders_at_Robin_Hood_Hills


User currently offlineNkops From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2658 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 894 times:



Quoting Klima (Reply 4):
A pretty interesting read.



Quoting ArmitageShanks (Reply 5):
It's very interesting.

They both were very interesting... thank you...



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