Stunning News – Judge Voids Smith/Allen Convictions

[Note: Friends of Justice is a personal blog. I speak only for myself.]

Dear Friend of Justice,

I have just received word that Judge Burge has voided the convictions in the notorious Nancy Smith/Joseph Allen case. See http://chronicle.northcoastnow.com/2009/06/24/burge-tosses-convictions-in-head-start-case/

That the convictions of Smith and Allen were a gross miscarriage of justice is apparent to any rational person who has ever taken a look at these cases. Judge Burge is obviously a rational person.

The prosecutors and their supporters, on the other hand, are either irrational, ignorant, or dishonest — or some combination. I’m sure they are not going to let the matter drop. But we can hope that the danger of these fine people being sent back to prison has lessened considerably.

For some background, see http://members.shaw.ca/imaginarycrimes/smith&allen.htm

-Bob Chatelle