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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Forthcoming Book: Manifest Injustice

PardonPower is pleased to announce the forthcoming publication of a new book on the case of William Macumber. It is appropriately entitled, Manifest Injustice and is subtitled, The Story of a Convicted Murderer and the Lawyers who Fought for His Freedom. It written by Barry Siegel.

Interested readers can order the book on here. One can also search the contents of the text and see that this blog, and its Editor, are given some attention in the story-line and, for this, we are very very proud. This looks to be a great read!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Macumber Case Coverage

The Daily Mail is reporting on the case of William Macuber here

The New York Daily News has written on the case as well, here

See our own coverage of the case here

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Arizona: Working Around the Nightmare that is Jan Brewer

Tulsa Today is reporting on Senate Joint Resolution 46 which would removed the governor from the parole process for nonviolent criminals, saving the state money and allowing the governor to focus on more important things. The State's Legislature has already passed House Bill 2131 "which essentially will remove the Governor from the parole process for nonviolent crimes."  It allows the Governor thirty days to consider recommendations. If the Governor takes no action, the board's recommendation is upheld. These efforts certainly make a great deal of sense given Governor Jan Brewer's disastrous course of action in the Bill Macumber case. See full story here.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Arizona: Nightline Examines Macumber Case Tonight

See Nightline posting on story here!

See our own previous posts on the story here!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Washington: Stumbling, Bumbling Media

The reports that "prospective 2012 presidential candidate Mike Huckabee says he would make the same decision" regarding Maurice Clemmons, "if given the same information he had at the time." But the author of the piece cannot create a complete paragraph without screwing up the facts:
Huckabee commented on his decision that freed Maurice Clemmons in a lengthy profile that appears in the June 28 New Yorker.
No, kucklehead. Read the 1,000 articles written on this topic and see if you can't fact check a little better. Huckabee did not "free" Clemmons in any normal sense of the English language. His commutation of sentence simply made Clemmons eligible for parole/release. An official body of individuals made the decision to release Clemmons, not Huckabee.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Arizona: Plea for Clemency

William Lee is 75 years old. In the summer of 2006, he fatally shot an ATV rider and was charged with negligent homicide. He is now being asked to be released from prison even though he is just halfway through his six-year sentence. It is reported that Lee, who is quite ill, has sent a handwritten application to the Arizona Board of Executive Clemency - which has to be an awkward place to work these days. Governor Brewer rarely grants clemency to anyone, regardless of the reasoning, or the vote, of the Board (whose members are selected by the State's governor). Recently, the Board unanimously recommended clemency to a man (William Macumber) it believed is actually innocent and has been wrongfully imprisoned by the state for more than 30 years! Brewer rejected the Board's recommendation without any explanation whatsoever. A local television reporter and a notable writer for the New York Times couldn't get any more respect from Brewer.

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