Please join us online at Injustice Anywhere Radio to discuss updates in the Jamie Snow case. Topics will include a review of the latest filings as well as newly discovered evidence. Please join the Facebook Event page below to stay updated on the details of the show.
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Injustice Anywhere is an all volunteer organization working to bring more knowledge and attention to wrongful convictions. We are currently highlighting seven featured cases. Please visit http://www.injustice-anywhere.org to learn more about their efforts and to see what you can to do get involved. We must do more to prevent the unjust imprisonment of innocent people. If we work together we can all make a difference.
We are very proud to announce that Bill Clutter from Investigating Innocence has formally joined the fight for the release of Jamie Snow! Most recently, he was a part of the investigative team for David Camm. Camm was recently found NOT GUILTY in his 3rd trial.
Thank you Bill for joining the fight for Jamie Snow! We appreciate you!
We are saddened by the untimely passing of Jamie’s co-defendant, Susan. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Claycomb/Powell family. This video was made with the permission of Susan’s husband. Susan was an amazing woman, who refused to testify against Jamie, even after being offered parole. In fact, she testified for Jamie in his trial. It’s a very difficult time for Jamie as well as his family. We ask that you respect their privacy. Thank you, and Rest in Peace, Susan.
(BLOOMINGTON, IL; July 17, 2013) – Friends, family and supporters will gather at Miller Park on July 21st, 2013 at 11am for the 3rd Annual Postcards in the Park to show support for Jamie Snow’s innocence.
This year postcards will be sent directly to Erin Moriarty of 48 Hours in an effort to gain national attention to the wrongful conviction of Jamie Snow by asking Moriarty and 48 Hours producers to perform an in-depth investigation of this case.
Moriarty learned about the upcoming event on Twitter and responded “Send them!!”
Jamie Snow’s case has garnered support from Injustice Anywhere (IA), the grassroots organization that worked to free Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito in Perugia, Italy. “I look forward to attending this wonderful event for Jamie Snow and encourage everyone reading here to participate.” said IA co-founder Bruce Fischer.
Post cards will be available for supporters to write messages to Mrs. Moriarity and a balloon will be released for each year Snow has been wrongfully incarcerated.
Jamie Snow of Bloomington, Illinois was convicted in 2001 of the 1991 murder of a gas station attendant during an apparent robbery. He has always maintained his innocence. In 2008 the University of Chicago’s Exoneration Project accepted his case.
Thanks to Erin Moriarty for responding to our tweet! How cool is that?
This year for the 3rd Annual Postcards in the Park we will be sending postcards to Erin Moriarty of 48 Hours. We hope we can garner national attention to the wrongful conviction of Jamie Snow. You do not have to be present to participate!
The onsite event will be held on July 21, 11am at Miller Park in Bloomington, Illinois.
Jamie Snow’s case will be featured tonight on The Other Side of Justice. We will talk about the recent filings and stunning new evidence. We encourage anyone that has questions or comments to call in! Now’s your chance. And you never know, we might have a surprise guest or two :).
Please join us and share – we appreciate it!
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 – 5pm CST/6pm EST. Call in: (646) 200-3329
We are asking Jamie’s family, friends and supporters to gather at Miller Park in Bloomington, Illinois once again to show your support for Jamie’s innocence. This year we will send postcards to Erin Moriarty of 48 Hours in an effort to have Jamie’s story told on a national level. We will have postcards for everyone to write messages, We will also release a balloon for each year he has been wrongfully convicted. All supplies will be provided. Just bring yourself, your kids and friends!
Please family and friends join us! We NEED your support! Tell your friends!
– If you CANNOT attend, but can still SEND A POSTCARD from where you live!
SEND POSTCARDS TO:
ATTN: Erin Moriarty
524 West 57th St.
New York, NY 10019
COME “GIVE A DAMN” WITH US on Saturday, July 27, 2013! Registration Noon at FIREHOUSE, Ride at 1:00, After Event 6 at KNUCKLEHEAD’S. The after event at Knuckleheads will have food, bands (bands TBA), 50/50 raffle, auction and a liquor pull!
The cost of the ride is $20 per driver, $10 per passenger. The entry package includes: Poker Hand, T-Shirt, Coozie, Button & After Event Wristband which gets you food and access to the bands. (Bands TBA) The after event at Knuckleheads will have food, bands, 50/50 raffle, auction and a liquor pull! All day of the event participants will receive T-Shirts on a first come, first serve basis while supplies last. Cars are allowed but are to stay behind the bikes. We ride rain or shine!
(SPRINGFIELD, IL; April 17, 2012) – The Committee to Free Jamie Snow (CFJS) announced today that a petition was filed last week with the Illinois Supreme Court requesting leave to appeal the Fourth District’s Appellate Court decision denying Snow a hearing to present new evidence in the 2000 murder conviction of a gas station attendant during an apparent armed robbery.
According to the appeal, the “lynchpin of the state’s case” was eyewitness Danny Martinez who testified that he had a “face to face moment with Jamie Snow that he would never forget.”
Since the conviction police reports from the first officer on the scene, Jeff Pelo, revealed the officer was watching the eyewitness at the time he allegedly “came face to face” with the suspect, discrediting Martinez’ accounting of events.
The day after the crime, Martinez identified two suspects from mugbooks, stating “it’s between these two.” Neither of whom were Snow. He also failed to identify Snow in a physical line up in which Snow participated on June 21, 1991, as well as at least two subsequent mugbook sessions within three years of the crime.
Martinez ultimately identified Snow approximately eight years later. Although during trial, he testified he recognized Snow from a photo in the Pantagraph newspaper after his arrest. However, he did not inform the state until 10 months later, in a private meeting at the state’s attorney’s office in which he identified Snow from a picture of the original line up he attended shortly after the crime.
The appeal also cites over a dozen state witnesses who have recanted or changed their testimony, including jailhouse informants who claimed Snow “confessed” to them.
Snow also alleges ineffective assistance of counsel. Snow’s trial counsel was convicted of theft in 2006, and was sanctioned and disbarred for personal problems that impacted client representation during the time he represented Snow. During counsel’s own sentencing hearings, he claimed depression, mental illness, gambling addiction, alcoholism, and stated that “he had been drinking due to the stress of a murder trial.” The Honorable Judge Knecht from the Fourth District Appellate Court addressed this issue during the appellate proceedings: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvIqDmWjxcs
In addition to the denial to review the new evidence, the Fourth Appellate District Court denied motions for discovery as well as ballistics testing. There has never been any physical evidence linking Snow to this crime.