We believe prisoners have the right to have a voice of opinion. Editor.
Anything done by the United States justice system, is done in the name of the People, by the People who vote. Often times, it appears as if the people running the judicial system, have great disdain for people who prove their innocent or have been excessively sentenced.
The people running the judicial system openly admit, its prudicial abuse of discretion, often falls on the social economic disadvantaged black people. There are a lot of violations, serving as reasons the people in the Missouri courts, prosecuting attorneys office, and prison industrial complex need to be removed from office, for their social economic racist bias, as part of needed justice reconstruction and reform.
In Missouri, there are several cases that highlight a pattern of racial and social economic abuse, that are in need of a Federal pattern and practice investigation. Over five years ago in 2017 Lamar Johnson proved his innocence, when newly discovered evidence came forward proving the prosecutors Jennifer Joyce and Dee Joyce Hayes paid a witness bride money to testify against Mr. Johnson.
Yet, Lamar Johnson is still incarcerated to this day in December of 2022, even though the person who committed the murders has come forward taking responsibility for the murder. The judges and Attorney General’s disdain for innocence and proof of excessive sentencing is so bad, they claim no laws exist that allow them to release the wrongfully convicted and excessively.
These actions by Missouri Officers of the Court forced the legislature to changes the laws, because Missouri’s judges claim actual innocence is not a jurisdictional claim strong enough to release a person who does not have the death penalty. This disdain for innocence and proof of excessive sentencing is definitely shown in the case of Kevin Strickland who had proved his innocence 15 years ago, in pro se motions he had filed himself.
The people in the courts, judges and prosecutors ignored his evidence and motions until the facts reached the world of the international media. So they knew and understood that Mr. Strickland was innocent for 43 years, but because he filed the motions himself, they ignored him. The Missouri Dept. of Corrections staff was so upset they had to release Mr. Strickland, that they attempted to dump him out of his wheelchair onto the ground, in the prison parking lot. This willful pattern continues to grow, with cases like Marcus Busey, whose cases had been dismissed and thrown out by prosecutors 16 years ago, in 2006.
When the prosecutor told the Missouri Dept. of Corrections, Mr. Busey’s convictions were dismissed, the prison said they refused to release him without a court order to do so. The courts refused to issue any order, claiming there’s no case pending before the court, to issue an order for his release from prison.
If the Department of Justice cared about abuse of discretion to the magnitude that there is a pattern and practice of mass incarceration of socially economically disadvantaged black people. One good place to start this investigation would be with Geraldine Deerdorff, the former Records Office, who intentionally miscalculated sentences.
When she was confronted about her part in this oppressive scheme, she said she was only doing the job she was told to do. No further investigation has been conducted or questioning of Mrs. Deerdorf have been conducted. There is a need to ask Mrs. Deerdorf about who or what group of people she is working with and for, because this pattern and practice is too far reaching for it to come from one person.
Are is this the American way of the People, is this really what America is voting for.