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This week the Wall Street Journal reported on how a Jailhouse Lawyer Freed himself after 16 years of wrongful prosecution.

Jabbar Collins became his own lawyer and tricked witness by acting as prosecution seeking to recreate notes after 9/11. He now works as a paralegal who is preparing his lawsuit against the Prosecutor and State.

Jabbar Collins WSJ w Video Story

Previously the USA Today ran a story in September on how prosecutors sought a conviction success rate as paramount above ethics.

USA Today Prosecution Reform Needed

Hillary Swank portrayed Betty Waters, who studied the law and freed her brother from wrongful conviction after 18 years. Unfortunately, the wrongfully convicted Kenneth Waters passed away several months after his release

The Innocence Project released a movie that documented several cases of prosecutorial misconduct and wrongful convictions. The Docu-Drama Movie entitled After Innocence - won several major awards; including Sundance and Independent Film Festival of Boston.

After Innocence Film

You can also see additional items on Innocence Project at

Innocence Project

Our Charity ( decided to report on the Jabbar Collins story independently

Jabbar Collins Freed WordPress Blog

In the WordPress Blog you can see additional items such as Huffington Post story and more links will be added soon.

It is this writer's contention that lack of education is the enemy of our nation. Currently China is excelling (though the numbers are not from the Entire country) - where scholastic tests put American students way below other nations in accomplishments.

Our purported above criminalistic averages are directly correlate to the lack of education of poor youths (This writer wound up in foster homes, childrens homes and reform schools because the schools labeled me as mental deficient).

Everyone in this country should go through Legal 101, immediately after they study English 101.

Previously, being abused by corrupt prosecutors who did reverse corruption (refusing to prosecute their friends and associates); this party took up the study of federal insolvency Code/Rule of Law on the Dept of Justice website. This was to fight cronyism and corruption within the federal courts on eToys, Goldman Sachs, Bain, Wells Fargo.

We have come to realize that many an attorney you know failed English and writing classes; but are successful lawyers today. They are not brilliant people; what they did become was well educated persons.

KUDOs to Betty Waters who won her brothers freedom and finally achieved a settlement from the bad faith prosecutors. Surely such is setting a good stage for Jabbar Collins - an American hero who deserves his own movie and will hopefully devote his life to the pursuit of happiness as well as the encouragement of others to learn from his inflexible dedication to justice.

Originally posted to laserttheliquidator on Sat Dec 25, 2010 at 04:55 PM PST.


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  •  This is an excellent diary. (3+ / 0-)
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    Lujane, laserhaas, FarWestGirl

    I haven't often thought of writing something similar.

    Your diary makes me glad I didn't.  Nothing chaps me like injustice and injustice as a concept almost doesn't exist in this country.  And I cannot bare looking at that fact in the face.

    Most of the common criminals I know that did something stupid and escaped the system--just want to live and lie low.  They will commit crime if they can get away with it and they can commit crime with no guilt because they thing THE MAN is the biggest criminal.  Based on what has  occurred with the banksters; their assessment is correct.

    One of the things they do is watch all the crime stories and cop stories especially reality ones.  I personally hate them.  I was visiting one of my good criminal friends who runs a kennel up in the hills and I watched this true crime story I have never gotten over.

    In some ways it parallels the movie they made in Australia about the mother convicted of abandon murder of her baby daughter when she was taken by dingos.  So there is nothing original about any of this.

    The story takes place in Texas.  No surprise I think about half the worse crime prosecutions I have seen take place in Texas.  And people, living in Texas, just don't care that much to really pay attention.

    This story was about two poor parents who lived in trailer park on the outskirts of town outside the hill country where it was known that packs of dogs abandoned by city people existed.

    Their toddler daughter was taken and they found her after three hours and she was in a bad way.  She was air lifted to a hospital where she was taken into immediate surgery and she died on the table.

    The autopsy reports used to convict her parents were the pictures taken from the surgical interventions trying to save her life.  Their were no pictures submitted of the body before surgery.  The prosecutors said the parents killed their daughter and then tried to blame the dog packs.  The prosecutors deliberately kept the photo graphs taken in the ambulance prior to surgery from the defense.  T

    These people were poor and ignorant and threw them selves on the mercy of the court who had none.  They lost everything and served three years before some group of law students took the case and freed them.

    How these kind of people much less lawyers live with themselves I cannot understand.  Doctor's vow to first do no harm.  Do lawyers pledge to justice?

    Thanks for writing this diary.  It should have made the rec list.  I hope it gets rescued.  Maybe Christmas is not the right time for such a downer and you should try again.

    •  Injustice issues are my life (1+ / 0-)
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      yoduuuh do or do not

      You are to be given high Kudos for being a concerned citizen.

      We have many more stories to come - including elder abuse rescues; and other cases of wrongfull prosecution by corruption.

      Sean Penn even took the issue to heart in his Docu-Drama Witch HuntWitch Hunt Movie

      I personally knew the man who owned the animals on Michael Jackson's ranch. MJ suffered the same abuse; because he wanted to recapture his youth.

      Poor suffer greatly in this country - because we ARE a land of might/money makes right.

      Thank you for taking the time to tell of your own experience.

      Unless we Stand up and Fight for our American Way of Life

      It will be Let Go!

      Laser De Liquidator

      by laserhaas on Sat Dec 25, 2010 at 08:29:48 PM PST

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  •  my minuscule anecdote over a misdemeanor (3+ / 0-)
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    twigg, laserhaas, FarWestGirl

    Prosecutor (pretending to review his notes):  "Defendant VM has a prior conviction.  I am recommending 12 days incarceration."

    Me:  "That is not true.  I do not have a prior conviction."

    Judge:  "We'll table this and return to it shortly."

    [next two cases transpire, and we return]

    Prosecutor:  "Upon further review, I stand corrected.  Defendant VM does not have a prior conviction."


    It wasn't until I left the courtroom that I realized that the State's Attorney for the State of **, County of **, was lying to the Judge and the Court, under oath, in order to secure a conviction, over a misdemeanor charge.

    I was relatively smart, relatively well-spoken, relatively well-dressed, and relatively white.   But I still was this close to being railroaded,  for a pittance and an ego.

    We come well armed with... tempeh.

    by VeganMilitia on Sat Dec 25, 2010 at 11:33:08 PM PST

    •  You now have your eyes opened - They don't care (1+ / 0-)
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      Our tax paid public servants, who swear an oath to defend the Constitution against enemies foreign and Domestic;

      are totally oblvious to the fact that it also means people like them!

      Laser De Liquidator

      by laserhaas on Sun Dec 26, 2010 at 06:01:48 AM PST

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