Thanksgiving is here and I just want to write I am so thankful for my Mom and best friend, Sharise. Their love is never ending and I am so happy I have them in my life.
Since I last wrote I had another big appeal win. A murder case I have been working on for 8 years got granted a certificate of appealability on a brief I did in the 5th Circuit Federal Appellate Court. The court also in a rare move granted him an attorney. With that order some high dollar attorneys from Washington, DC took his case up. I am eager to see how his appeal turns out.
Ever since I entered prison I have always been an advocate that people deserve effective assistance of counsel. Our courts are so screwed up in the plea-bargain system it isn’t even funny. I can remember when I was 10 years old and went to a comic bookstore to return a comic book I never stole and apologized to the manager. I did that all to appease my Dad and his anger strikes. Why did I admit to something I never did still bothers me today. Each time I think about it I tell myself I wish I had an effective criminal defense lawyer stand up for me. Knowing how people can get caught up with injustice, I try to help the people in here who have fallen into the cracks.