Welcome to One Louisiana Justice - 2010
Seeking to secure one justice treatment for any person in jeopardy of
losing their constitutional guarantee ensuring domestic tranquility. The assumed due process is become a mere formality,
in which the courts can "say" in word, a person has received due process, and in essence are only mechanized through
the machinery of mass produced judicial procedure.
The indigent defense process is by and large unchanged. Attorneys, supposedly hired to aid in the administering
of justice are still, lackadaisical. A July 2009 court appearance of an indigent client in Fourth District Court,
was present in court via closed circuit, yet his appointed attorney did not & had not advised, consulted or "represented"
The same defendant was scheduled for court October 12, 2009 - the court appointed lawyer was not available to his client.
We believe there should be just one justice system in America and Louisiana. There is not! In 2007,
decendants of the slave trade are being lynched by a rope called Wrongful Convictions. It is not our belief that individuals
should remain behind bars twenty years, and haphazardly found to be innocent. The Innocence Project has
secured the release of persons nationally, primarily death sentenced persons. However, the individuals who are
incarcerated wrongly on other than death penalty cases are innumerable.
In this high-tech society, and after the now 200 plus exonerated persons in America, surely a "footprint"
of the marks of a wrongly prosecuted case ought to be easily evident with technology, science and legalist. Certainly,
in the aftermath of the Nifong debacle, true public servants would be searching for ways to alleviate this cancer.
In all areas, this disease is destroying families and communities. In every aspect of the criminal judicial
process in Louisiana people of color are subject to arbitrary use as case closure. Presently, Michael Jarvis Cobb is
still in Angola State Penitentiary sentenced for three crime incidents spanning 3 years. A Louisiana Association
of Criminal Defense Attorneys member said he [Cobb] would get no relief in the state courts. The statement was made
in 2005. Nevertheless, this will not go on for the next twenty years.
In Jena, Louisiana 6 students are charged with attempted murder in the beating of a white student. The prosecutor
is evidently, attempting to "nifong" the six individuals. All things considered, they should be acquitted on "attempted
-The case known as the Jena Six has been "finalized" as of June 2009. The remaining five defendants pled to
misdemeanor charges. In addition, the suit against the "6" was settled. However, the media intervenors,
still have litigation before the Louisiana State Supreme Court involving access to records of the trial of the lead defendant.
These are just two instances. There are many untold more.