Entries by Mara Leveritt

Happy Haunting

Just a reminder to always check out what’s new at Anje Vela’s Skeleton Key Auctions. She collects gifts from fine artists to raise money for the WM3. Here’s Robert Englund (Freddy Krueger, from a nightmare that, amazingly, did not originate in an Arkansas courtroom).

Poem for a Quiet Vigil

Some of you have asked me to post the poem I read at the Vigil for Justice on Sept. 29. Here it is. Who are we? Who are we, who, having heard a state say “Guilty,” have the nerve to shout back “No.” Who are we to pray: “Give these men fair trials or for […]

Voices for Justice documentary now online

Mike Poe’s excellent documentary from the Voices for Justice concert last month in Little Rock is now available online. There’s commentary from Damien’s lawyer, Lorri Davis, a couple of other folks, and me, but the most moving segments are those where Damien, Jason and Jessie speak for themselves. It’s only about 15 minutes—and worth every […]

Little Rock’s Vigil for Justice takes shape

For anyone coming: Quapaw Quarter United Methodist Church is located at 1601 S. Louisiana in downtown Little Rock, Arkansas. (Take I-630 to the the Center St./Main St. exit and go south 4 blocks. The church is on the corner of Louisiana and 16th.) The vigil will last roughly an hour. Essentially, we’ll have: Instrumental music […]

Journalism ethics?

Some of you may have seen the column by Linda Caillouet in today’s Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in which she suggests I may be ethically challenged because I both report on the West Memphis case and advocate hard as I can for new trials. Here’s the email I sent her this morning: Dear Linda, I’m sorry you […]

2,500 turn out for celebrity concert seeking justice for the WM3

Saturday night was a big one in Little Rock’s Robinson Auditorium, when Eddie Vedder, Natalie Maines, Johnny Depp, Patti Smith and other artists put on a high-energy, near-perfect show to raise awareness about the injustice being suffered by the West Memphis Three. Here’s a good account of it from AOL.com. I’m told that Live Nation […]

Case 93-66-666: Analyzing the Pretrial Publicity of the West Memphis Three Trial

In 1993, three young boys were brutally murdered in West Memphis, Arkansas. Once the bodies were found, The Commercial Appeal, a daily newspaper in Memphis, Tennessee, reported any information regarding the murder investigation, and eventually reported the murder trials of the three suspected killers. The murders were initially suspected of being committed by a person […]