Woke up to messages from all over the world from people ecstatic about Brendan Dassey’s imminent freedom.
Just got off the phone with the Harry Potter star Miriam Margoyles a.k.a. Professor Sprout (the nurse in Black Adder) who spearheaded our protest outside of the US embassy. Miriam is overwhelmed and thanks all of the supporters for their efforts.
Here’s a video in which I interview Miriam and other protesters (courtesy of the Other Side Productions).
I’m now going to read the court doc and get some new videos up.
The court’s conclusion in Brendan Dassey’s case:
Although Kachinsky’s misconduct was indefensible, the United States Supreme Court has never accepted arguments such as those Dassey makes here as a basis for relief under
Therefore, federal law prohibits the court from granting Dassey habeas relief on the first claim he presented to this court. However, the state courts unreasonably found that the investigators never made Dassey any promises during the March 1, 2006 interrogation. The investigators repeatedly claimed to already know what happened on October 31 and assured Dassey that he had nothing to worry about. These repeated false promises, when considered in conjunction with all relevant factors, most especially Dassey’s age, intellectual deficits, and the absence of a supportive adult, rendered Dassey’s confession involuntary under the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments. The Wisconsin Court of Appeals’ decision to the contrary was an unreasonable application of clearly established federal law.
|Pablo and his son outside of the White House|
|Entrance to Pablo’s ranch, Hacienda Napoles|
|Troops pose with Pablo’s corpse|