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January 08, 2007

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Connie Nguyen

Marty deserves another trial. My prayers are with him & his family. Connie

Kelly Tarzian

My prayers , hopes , & thoughts are with Marty and his family. It is hard to believe that with all of the information that has been presented that somone in our justice system has not said enough this man deserves another trial. stay strong Marty we will continue to support you.

Tom Mullen

Of Course Lato can oppose it and spin it as regurgiated information taken from a bunch of nefarious scoundrels. Or, he can unoppose it. But really, how can Lato look at himself in the mirror on every day thereafter that he remains defiant, purposely to the truth, and allowing an innocent man another 16 years of hell. In his heart of hearts, he MUST know this skinny kid could not have committed such heinous acts - and yet he is presently satisfied. Does he have a soul?

BBwatcher

Let's hope that FINALLY this injustice will be over for Marty!!

JAMES W. SCALICI

MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU MARTY. YOU GOT SO SCREWED. I HOPE THE DAY OF YOUR RELEASE IS SOON...I CAN'T IMAGINE HOW YOU'VE STAYED SO STRONG FOR SO LONG. I AM SURE YOUR INNOCENCE WILL MAKE YOUR PARENTS PROUD. DAMN THE SOULS OF THOSE IDIOTS THAT PUT YOU WHERE YOU ARE NOW.

JOEL C RUBIN

"NOT ONLY SHOULD JUSTICE BE DONE BUT IT SHOULD APPEAR TO BE DONE." FROM COMMON LAW. FOR MARTY JUSTICE IS TO BE FREE AND TO BE COMPENSATED FOR HIS YOUTH LOST BY THE SAME GOVERNMENT THAT NOT ONLY STOLE IT FROM HIM BUT THAT TURNED ITS FACE AWAY WHILE IT WAS BEING STOLEN.

Laura

This is going to be your year,Marty!America is watching and waiting with you!Freedom will be yours!

Michele Seltman

If this could happen to Marty Tankleff, it could happen to any one of our children, on any given day. How frightening as a parent to think someone could murder you and your child would be framed. Is Suffolk County only concerned about possibly being sued, or are there more "Marty's" in the system? It is long past time this man be freed. Justice be done, if in fact, it still exists.

Robert L. Olson

I can't be but highly impressed with the credentials of the former prosecutors who filed briefs on Marty's behalf. I agree with the premise that Marty's wrongful conviction and the continued coverup by Suffolk County officials actually diminishes the efforts of prosecutors everywhere. How can we instill confidence in the public that the system is legitimate when, in fact, Marty's case clearly indicates it is not? What if Marty had been sentenced to death? He would be dead now and we wouldn't even have the opportunity to help exonerate him! We can only pray that the state appellate court is "on the level" and is less politically motivated to assist in the biggest disgrace in Suffolk County history than they are to ensure impartiality and fairness to all; regardless of ethnicity, religion and social position. As a former state trooper and investigator, I would hope that my fellow police officers, both retired and active would help restore integrity and public confidence in the criminal injustice system by signing on to the noble cause of Marty's exoneration. FREE MARTY NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!

Barbara Bortle

Hey Marty, hang tough a while longer, the truth will one day set you free. When that day comes, theres one suffolk county detective that should be made to look you square in the eye.

Felice

We all believe in you Marty and know that you will have a bright and promising future!Thank God this nightmare will end soon for you! We all know you will move forward after this and create your best life!You continue to be in our prayers!

GREG LANG

Its a shame when the law is blind and puts not guilty people in jail shame on them all but i know the truth will come out and Marty will be free a free a free man.even in Australia where we have been following his case we can see this man is not gulity..

Greg Lang

bobby

Get over it. They are not going to give him a new trial. Everybody just ignores the evidence the government has against him. He's guilty and he's never getting out.

Sr. Angelene

Dear Mr. "Bobby" (Jan. 17) What's there to get over? The fact that an innocent man has been incarcerated for a crime he didn't commit? I will never, ever "get over it"
PS
Want an invitation to Marty's coming home party?

Sr. Angelene

Galit

Marty is in my prayers.

tara

All these SC police and prosecutors like to make money..and easy money at that..its less work for them to find out who really killed MT's parents..when they can coerse a false confession from a frightened minor...and by the way folks...this is where YOUR tax money is going..

Dennis Jarosz

And then you have the liberals (JUNE14 2007), who regardless of Marty's guilt or innocence use this issue as a vehicle to make ignorant comments about something they know nothing about in order to support their sadly misguided agenda.

Sidney Schwartz

Dear Justice System,

How many people need to spend years extra in jail before you can admit there might be a mistake. At least immediately give the man a new trial. How can you sit blindfolded in the face of all the people and evidence that this man is innocent.

Sidney Schwartz

Steve Tankleff

Marty!s power of intent, of staying strong, & positive, all these years, is absolutely amazing. We all know, you will have your freedom very soon, & the universe awaits to applaud you.

Steve Tankleff

Marty!s power of intent, of staying strong, & positive, all these years, is absolutely amazing. We all know, you will have your freedom very soon, & the universe awaits to applaud you.

Robert Benjamin

As the 48 Hours story unfolded, I found myself moving from discomfort, to shock, and finally to disgust. My $25 contribution seemed almost meaningless against the fundamental corruption that this case reveals, and not only in Suffolk County.

It seems to me Marty's case represents everything wrong with American criminal justice: lazy, incompetent police work, unscrupulous prosecution, biased press coverage, and an absolutely ruthless determination among all parties to win high-profile cases at the expense of justice. But worst of all is what is says about the appeals process.

I have always believed that the appeals process is intended to uncover serious flaws in an original investigation and trial, flaws that led a jury to make a decision it otherwise never would have made.

But Marty Tankleff's case shows that the appeals process has a darker purpose - to protect, by fair means or foul, the reputations, jobs, pensions, political ambitions, and immunity from criminal charges themselves, of those who got the conviction.

It will not be enough to get Marty Tankleff his freedom. The system that put him in prison - and in Texas and other places, would very likely have executed him long ago - can no longer be allowed to police itself. It simply doesn't do it.

Lynn in CA

As I watched the 48 hours program on Marty's case, I found myself sickened by the incompetency of the police, prosecutors and the justice process. This McCreedy character is a black eye to all credible police. Marty has been railroaded and the justice system couln't care less.

Marty....hold on, your day is coming.
Peace to all.

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