Greatest Travesty Of All Time
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Here I am, back in the lab, trying to
come up with what to write about, my damn monthly bouts of writers block
are really starting to get annoying. Trying to come up with fresh topic
is also becoming quite the pain too. But, I finally became inspired when
I went to, of all places, my March rant.
In case you havent noticed, recently,
there has been a banner on the bottom of all my rants. Free The West Memphis
Three it says. Ladies and Gentlemen, I submit that the ongoing jailing
of the West Memphis Three is by far the greatest travesty ever!! The longer
that these three men waste away in a damn jail cell, the easier it gets
for the narrow minded bastards of our society to be able to do the same
thing to ALL OF US.
For those that dont know, three men Jessie
Misskelley, Damien Echols, and Jason Baldwin were tried and convicted in
a court of law for murder. Now, heres the thing, it is well documented
that these three men were not innocent until proven guilty; they were guilty
until proven innocent. They had two big things going against them. One;
they were metalheads. As well know, metalheads are murderous bastards
who break into your house in the middle of the night and steal your children.
The second thing going against them is one of the three (Echols) had
an interest in occultism. Occultism!?!? OH GOD! Heaven forbid that someone
have an interest in something other than the socially accepted norm! From
the start, this trial reeked. There was absolutely no real evidence found
against the three. To quote the Phoenix New Times from 11/14/96; In the
course of the trial, the defense effectively refuted the prosecutions
forensic case and established a very plausible alternative suspect. Against
that, the prosecution argued basically that the three defendants, especially
Echols, were weirdos who wore black and had unhealthful interests, so its
a good bet that they did it. What Im saying is this, if this travesty
is allowed to be carried on, EVERYONE of us who listens to metal or hard
rock, believes in things against the societies norm or is a social outcast
can JUST AS EASILY be convicted of a crime. I dont care if you live in
Arkansas, Canada or Zimbabwe this thing can and will set a precedent that
will be the downfall of us all.
So, your asking yourself, Wow, Dr Fever,
what can I do to help right this horrible wrong? Well, Im glad you asked.
The three are still appealing the courts decision, but the appeal process
costs money. So, first things first, you can send money. Second thing you
can do is spread the word, let people know just how flat out horrible the
whole damn thing is. To help, write this address or contact this email
address and do everything you can.
Free the West Memphis Three Support Fund
1626 N. Wilcox Ave. PMB 423
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Well, that about wraps it up. Just remember
support the hell out of this, because you never know, one day it could
be YOU whos in a f***ed up situation like this, and if this thing is allowed
to continue you might just end up that way. In closing, remember, FREE
THE WEST MEMPHIS THREE!!
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