Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Keeping Up With Mississippi

Remember, folks, 'real' journalists didn't have time for the Corey Maye case, but the Agitator is still making things happen.

Thank you, Radley, for keeping at this. Thank you, Mr. Reynolds for the hattip.

(Speaking of Mr. Reynolds, I will have a full report on his latest book coming soon. Don't worry, SAWB, the copy is yourn come April...)


Dante said...

I'm not the biggest fan of what 'real' journalists consider news (Ex: If an apartment fire happens every single day it's not exactly news, is it?) but I can certainly see them not spending press time on a guy convicted for mudrer who shot at police who had a warrant to raid his home. We may not have the full story but as diligent as the Agitator is on the Corey Maye case, he still hasn't conclusively answered the only question that really matters now: "Did the police announce their prescence to Corey Maye before he opened fire on them?"

Laddi said...

But his posts do raise "reasonable doubt" as to whether Maye knew they were police officers and whether they announced or not. Therefore, with reasonable doubt as to Maye's understanding of who was in the duplex, he should not be sentenced to death. Manslaughter, maximum sentence? Possibly, but not the death penalty.

Dante said...

To you there might be reasonable doubt but to a jury of his peers there was no reasonable doubt. Granted one of his jurors claims to have been on medication and not paying attention to trail, but the rest won't even talk to the Agitator. They don't exactly seem to be clamoring over themselves to vindicate Maye (even the one who was on medication).

Maybe the defense did a poor job. Maybe the prosecution did a good job. Maybe it was something in-between. Whatever the case, Corey Maye was convicted and it's going to take a lot more than knowing someone's best friend's sister's boyfriend's brother's girlfriend who heard from this guy who knows this kid who's going with a girl whose house was raided by police who didn't announce themselves though they did have a warrant to get Maye off the hook for this one.