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Friday, January 14, 2005

New Yorker Article on Arizona Frame-Up

Jeffrey Toobin writes in The New Yorker about Ken Peasley, a former Pima County Deputy County Attorney recently disbarred (Arizona Supreme Court opinion here) for hiding evidence in two capital cases. Toobin suggests that another Peasely case could represent a wrongful conviction. Talkleft has a link to a pre-publication copy of the article. [Jack Chin]

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This is not the only case in Tucson Arizona inwhich there have been frameups and railroads, but the courts do nothing and neither does the State Bar. Lougee's testimony against Peasley was only provided AFTER the State Bar dismissed a complaint against him. Lougee is no saint. And, Brad Roach should be fired and disbarred on grounds that this is not the first time he has been accused of dishonesty. Why can't someone put these prosecutors behind bars? M

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