The West Memphis Three are free.
But they're still awaiting justice.
The case of the West Memphis Three spawned a world-wide movement to free three men - Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin, and Jessie Misskelly - who were wrongfully convicted of killing three young boys. (Learn more about the case.)
Now, 20 years later, the WM3 are free - but with the stain of a criminal conviction on their record for something they did not do.
Ask Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe to finish the job and pardon the West Memphis Three.
These three men were convicted as teenagers of murdering three young boys, despite no physical evidence linking them to the crime. DNA tests 15 years after the crime turned up no genetic materials matching any of the three defendants. Amidst horror and hysteria, the three teenagers were convicted on the basis of false confessions and innuendos. Nearly two decades later and the attention of a world-wide campaign to free them, they accepted an Alford plea to obtain their freedom. But they deserve a full exoneration.
Please pardon the West Memphis Three based on the absence of evidence of their guilt and clear their records, so they can rebuild their lives free from the stain of conviction of a crime they did not commit.
|2637||Mon May 13 00:25:10 EDT 2013||Sara Ray||Douglas, AZ|
|2636||Sun May 12 15:36:43 EDT 2013||Paul Taylor||Pellston , MI|
|2635||Sun May 12 03:38:25 EDT 2013||Diane Karslian||Salem, MA|
|2634||Tue May 07 12:09:51 EDT 2013||A D M||Gravette, AR|
|2633||Wed May 01 06:07:18 EDT 2013||Esther Ericsson||Stockholm- Sweden, ot|
|2632||Wed May 01 06:05:31 EDT 2013||Esther Ericsson||Stockholm- Sweden, ot|
|2631||Sat Apr 27 15:02:19 EDT 2013||Tabatha Hill||Muscatine, IA|
|2630||Thu Apr 25 10:40:07 EDT 2013||brandie perez||lakeland, FL|
|2629||Tue Apr 23 21:18:08 EDT 2013||Anonymous||São Paulo - Brasil, ot||Innocence for all 3.
Pardons based on their innocence.
|2628||Thu Apr 18 09:05:23 EDT 2013||Alex Akin||Hudson, OH|
|2627||Tue Apr 16 20:07:50 EDT 2013||Anonymous||milton keynes, ot|
|2626||Sun Apr 14 23:12:58 EDT 2013||Catalina Santamaria||Long Beach, CA|
|2625||Tue Apr 09 08:17:59 EDT 2013||Felicity Cluff||Manchester, UK, ot||Injustices such as these should not be capable of occurring in a modern legal system. Not only should these men have been exonerated, they should have been capable of receiving compensation for the injustices More....|
|2624||Tue Apr 09 01:42:43 EDT 2013||Tammy Kinsey||Toledo, OH|
|2623||Fri Mar 22 02:41:45 EDT 2013||Vanessa Vuoso||Anthem, AZ|
|2622||Fri Mar 22 02:36:59 EDT 2013||Vanessa Vuoso||Anthem, AZ|
|2621||Tue Mar 12 21:10:49 EDT 2013||Kelly Smith||Hawked tone, ON|
|2620||Tue Mar 12 21:10:48 EDT 2013||Kelly Smith||Hawked tone, ON|
|2619||Mon Mar 11 12:26:52 EDT 2013||Gavin Briscoe||New Berlin, WI|
|2618||Sun Mar 10 20:34:03 EDT 2013||Lauren Warner||Easton, PA||Please look deep within yourself to do your part to end this horrific journey for those involved and to clear their names from these crimes.|
|2617||Wed Feb 13 05:52:02 EST 2013||Cindy Smith||Glendale, AZ|
|2616||Mon Feb 04 23:58:25 EST 2013||Lauren Honschooten||Perth Australia, ot||They deserve full exoneration as until then they are still imprisioned in their own minds|
|2615||Mon Jan 28 12:33:35 EST 2013||Rebecca Stanford||Waycross, GA||This case is a disturbing example of how our justice system can and does put innocent people in prison. These three men deserve justice.|
|2614||Fri Jan 11 10:17:55 EST 2013||Donna Quinton||Santee, CA|
|2613||Fri Jan 11 00:22:59 EST 2013||Guy Swenson||Austin, TX||208 -->207A judicial system that rewards the DA and judges for convictions, regardless of guilt/truth, and a public that is encouraged to perceive vengeance as equal to justice are leading our nation to more violence.|