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July 28, 2005

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Bryan

The false confessions are particularly problematic when false sexual molestation charges are cooked up against parents - many times associated with custody battles.

Young children, many times just a few years old, are manipulated into claiming things that never happened while the authorities have them alone - manipulating them.

People are unaware of how scarey it is to be innocent and charged with a crime. Proscutors and cops are often not interested in the truth - they want to put skins on the wall - facts be damned.

It just so happens that unless you have a lot of money and a great deal of personal strength and support, it is almost impossible to fight the corrupt machine of law enforcement. While 90% of the time our criminal justice may get it right, the 10% of the time has become an unacceptable liability that our citizenry will hopefully wake up to sooner than later.

Doctor News

The following is posted at the request of Peter Reilly:

I will start with a question! What do we as free Americans have to do to get
some laws to protect us from officals who abuse the power that is granted to
them by the people? I speak from my own experience here in the state of
Connecticut. In my situation it has been proven that the States Attorney of
Litchfield County knowingly witheld information that cleared me of any wrong
doing. One of their other tricks is to intentionally ignore evidence (refuse to
collect it) if it doesn't fit the picture they want to create. The job of the
police is to collect All Evidence, not just what fancies them. Failure to do so
is failure to do their mandated jobs plain and simple. When a situation like
this occurs these police and prosecutors are comitting a serious crime. It is
time that we get some laws with teeth in them. Some real laws would guarantee
that they would be fearful of the repercussions. I can name one police officer
here who should still be serving time for his actions rather than receiving a
state pension. I hold James Shay personally responsible. He not only blundered
the investigation but also made it difficult to prosecute the real killer or
killers of my mother (Barbara Gibbons). I would also include States Attorney
John Bianchi as his actions were equally suspect. (In this case the man above seems to have handled it). We the people need to be protected from these loose cannon police and prosecutors. Here in Connecticut we have managed to jail a dirty Governor via the federal government. What does it take to do the same with other dirty state officials? The time has come for our various state legeslators to do something about this terrable situation. I certainly hope that the State of New York has the credibility to do something to these abusive state officals who have so hurt Marty Tankleff !!

Thanks for your time,

Peter A. Reilly

jessie lee penn

hi peter
i first saw your case on american justice 12.22.04 and i took notes. i pulled notes out today and reread. my grandson is serving a life sentence because of dirty legal antics pulled by M.E. prosecutor, and police
officers.like you my grandson had evidence withheld that would have cleared him also.
congratulations on your Freedom.
jessie lee penn

paula jamison-michalek

I HAVE FOLLOWED THE TANKLEFF CASE VERY CLOSELY AND HAVE READ ALL THAT HAS BEEN WRITTEN AND HAVE SEEN EVERY PROGRAM AIRED. THE EGREGIOUS INJUSTICE DONE TO THIS BOY/MAN SHOULD MAKE ANY DECENT HUMAN BEING CRINGE AND BE APPALLED WITH THE SLEAZY TACTICS OF THE LOW-LIFES WHO LIED, INTENTIONALLY WITH HELD FACTS, CHEATED AND FABRICATED EVERY STEP OF THE WAY AS THEY RAILROADED A TOTALLY INNOCENT YOUNG MAN OF THE BRUTAL MURDER OF THE PARENTS HE LOVED. THERE IS NO AMOUNT OF MONEY OR MEANS OF APOLOGIES TO MAKE UP FOR THE YEARS THAT WERE TAKEN FROM MARTY. BURNING IN HELL IS TOO GOOD FOR THESE DISGUSTING ANIMALS. THEY NEED TO SPEND TWICE THE NUMBER OF YEARS THAT MARTY SERVED....AND THEY SHOULD BE SENTENCED TO CHAIN GANGS OF HARD LABOR, 16 HOURS A DAY, EVERY DAY FOR 35 YEARS. THESE INDIVIDUALS ARE THE SCUM OF THE EARTH. GOD BLESS MARTY AND WE PRAY HIS LIFE IS MAGNIFICANT FROM THIS DAY FORWARD.

Barry  Hennessey

Im sitting here watching Opra and Marty,s storie just come on.I am the father of the 2 young boys that are charged with 1st deg murder of 4 police officers in Mayerthorp Alberta in march 05.The boys are facing a trial in april 09 which is terrifying to me.The boys were not there. One of them was pretty much forced into a confession saying they knew this was going to happen. (MR BIG STING)The other boy told the truth and said they had no idea anyone was in danger.The one who told the confession tells me everyday he has no idea why he said the things he did .They are 28 and 26 years old at the moment. Marty,s story inspired me to write this post.These kids are very inocent and are facing life in april.One of them is married with 5 and 8 year old beautiful daughters.Unlike Marty i have very little money for lawyers which is very sad.I can,t sleep anymore thinking that we have 2 boys facing what Marty faced .if anyone has any ideas ,please help.I had no idea this is the way our system works.

SQ

Barry - this story is all too common. Please contact us via our website at www.rafayburnsappeal.com. We are working to prevent these kind of wrongful charges and convictions based on Mr. Big operations.

SQ

Barry - this story is all too common. Please contact us via our website at www.rafayburnsappeal.com. We are working to prevent these kind of wrongful charges and convictions based on Mr. Big operations.

Chris Mollo

I just finished watching the "Notorious" documentary on A&E. This was the first I had heard of this case. After watching, shocked at what I ad seen, I immediately rushed to my computer and was overjoyed to see that Marty had been vindicated.

It was quite obvious, almost from the beginning, that he did not have it in his make-up to commit such a crime.

Growing up on Rhode Island, I learned about false convictions at an early age from the case of falsely convicted Warwick police detective Scott Hornoff. Det. Hornoff was wrongly convicted for the murder of Victoria Cushman.

I thought to myself at that time that if this could happen to a police officer, it could surely happen to anyone. If not for the real murderer coming forward, Det. Hornoff would undoubtedly still be in prison for a crimee he did not commit.

It's obvious to me that there is a real problem with the American justice system and every citizen needs to start doing something about it. It should always be in the back of the mind that it could happen to anyone.

Marty, I hope you have found joy and love in your life again, and best wishes in all of your future endeavors.

Mark (Dutch) Van Alstin

I wrote my master's thesis on false-confessions, in particular the internalized coerced false confessions. I am a former Correctional Officer in Auburn where I knew Marty somewhat when he first arrived upstate. I didn't believe his story then but I have done a 180 degree turn after years of research and speaking with him personally in 2006. The Reid technique, combined with the intrinsic, subtle arrogance of law-enforcement, is a recipe for innocent people losing their innocence. Shame on us!

strong_com

Те, що нас формує, до цього не можна доторкнутися, воно за межами розуміння.
Ми віддаємося любові тому, що вона дарує нам хоч якесь відчуття того, що неможливо осягнути, і здається, що ніщо не має значення, але тільки не в кінці.

Що таке любов - велике щастя або велика трагедія? Чи можна її пояснити?
Чому одні проносять її через все життя, а інші взагалі не знаходять чи втрачають дуже швидко?
Чи можливо взагалі любити все життя або краще не випробовувати цього почуття?

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