A man who spent nearly 26 years on death row in Louisiana walked free Tuesday, hours after a judge approved the state’s motion to vacate the man’s murder conviction in the 1983 killing of a jeweler.
Glenn Ford, 64, had been on death row since August 1988 in connection with the death of 56-year-old Isadore Rozeman, a Shreveport jeweler and watchmaker for whom Ford had done occasional yard work. Convicted of first-degree murder by an all-white jury, Ford had always denied killing Rozeman.
Ford walked out the maximum security prison at Angola on Tuesday afternoon, said Pam Laborde, a spokeswoman for Louisiana’s Department of Public Safety and Corrections.
Asked about his release, Ford told WAFB-TV, “It feels good; my mind is going in all kind of directions. It feels good.”
As we collect viewers, we collect tangible form.
When a stranger unshrouds her face
And draws her features into your world,
Take notice of the way matter explodes
Out of nothingness to place someone in front of you.
When a person spots you from across the room
And he sends a smile that forces your
Surrender to his beauty,
Observe how his eyes make you seen.
Each person you come across is mindful deity;
Their neural pathways fire you into their reality.
Everyone you meet is your creator,
Everything granted is someone’s prayer.
When you clasp yours hands to help manifest your desires,
Let your chants fall on the ears of Schrodinger’s cat.
Without observation, we are all silent trees falling.
- Allison Kilkenny on today’s Citizen Radio. George Zimmerman signed autographs at a Florida gun show and Citizen Radio broke it down today on the show at around the 10 minute mark. (via maniacwrangler)
I believe that the less you feel a need for money, the closer you are to art.
Black lesbian couple found murdered in Galveston, TX
March 10, 2014
The bodies of two Houston women, a lesbian couple, were discovered near a dumpster in Galveston County, Texas. Crystal Jackson and her girlfriend Britney Cosby, both 24, had been together for two years and lived together. Their bodies were found Friday morning next to a convenience store dumpster, reports Houston’s ABC 13.
Relatives say the two women went to Galveston for Mardi Gras. Detectives believe they were killed elsewhere and their bodies moved. Reports also indicate that they were murdered in different ways. It’s currently unclear whether this was a hate crime or there was some other motive for the murder.
“That was her girlfriend, that was her soulmate,” James Randle, neighbor to Britney Cosby, told ABC.
Investigators are looking for a silver 2006 Kia Sorrento with paper tags–a car the couple recently purchased together. It is missing and whoever took it may be the same person who took their lives, reporters say.
Anyone with information regarding the victims’ deaths or the stolen vehicle is asked to call the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office tip line at 866-248-8477.
Rest in power.
Age now: 2
Description: LAST SEEN WEARING A TURQUOISE SWEATER WITH A BEAR ON THE FRONT, OFF-WHITE OR KHAKI PANTS AND PINK TENNIS SHOES.
Please boost this folks! Someone has to know something about this child’s whereabouts.
Updated info on search and reward. http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/11/us/mississippi-missing-toddler-myra-lewis/
Kim Kelley-Wagner has two daughters who were adopted from China. In everyday life, they have been subjected to horrid statements from people - to their faces, to their mother as they stood by her, etc. In this photo collection, shared on her blog, Kim and her daughters (Lily and Meika) put these ignorant cruelties front and center. [x]
"I have tried to explain to my daughters that people do not say these things to be mean, they say them out of ignorance, which is why I am sharing some of them. Words are powerful, they can become tools or weapons, choose to use them wisely."
i’m honestly deeply ashamed because of the harshness of our world
Wow damn this is fucking ridiculous
I am completely capable of having children from what I know of myself (never tried, for what it’s worth, but yea), but if I ever want to have children there is no question that I would adopt. Fuckin’ a this is bullshite