Most Oklahomans are familiar with Joyce “Black Magic” Gilchrist, and the damage she did during her tenure with the Oklahoma City Police Department. She left behind a legacy of lies, scandal, and wrongful convictions that Oklahoma may never recover from. It would appear that they aren't even trying, though. Enter Elaine Taylor, who began working … Continue reading That Old Black Magic Has Oklahoma In Its Spell
Here we are, in the middling-end of August, looking again at the shenanigans in the case of Daniel Holtzclaw. By now, nothing should surprise us, and yet it still manages to. The latest is the failure of the court clerk to file Holtzclaw's Motion and Amendment when it was 'tendered for filing'” leading to … Continue reading HELP (not) WANTED: Court Clerk; No experience or ethics needed
The case of The People of the State of New York vs Valentino Dixon comes across as bad Hollywood screenwriting rather than an actual case making its way through our criminal justice system. So many things in this case beggar belief that it's difficult to know where to begin. There are certain points that are … Continue reading The Curious Case Of Valentino Dixon and the 440 Motion
Kathleen Zellner, powerhouse attorney for Steven Avery of Making a Murderer fame, has recently filed a Motion to Supplement a Previously Filed Motion for Post Conviction Relief and there's a chance it could benefit Brendan Dassey as well as his uncle, Steven Avery. In the motion, she continues to address the obstacles faced by his … Continue reading Kathleen Zellner’s Filing Raises Big Hopes For…Brendan Dassey??
I have written more drafts of this article than I care to count. This has me struggling more than any other case at the moment. At the heart of it is the crushing shock and disappointment, I suppose. I told myself I was prepared for the Supreme Court to refuse to hear his case, but … Continue reading Brendan Dassey and the SCOTUS Sucker Punch
The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has finally handed down a ruling of sorts in the case of Daniel Holtzclaw. More than a year of waiting resulted in mixed emotions when the ruling was read. Initially it looked as if Daniel Holtzclaw finally had a ruling in his favor, but upon reading the actual order, … Continue reading The Convoluted Consensus From The Court Of Criminal Appeals
Recently I spoke with Valentino Dixon, and I discovered that he is a man of vision, energy, and perhaps most of all, faith. In prison for 26 years for a crime another man has confessed to seven separate times, he refuses to dwell on the past, and refuses to hold on to hate and anger. … Continue reading If I Could Have One Thing – Valentino Dixon