I’ve really been struggling with this, because it’s weird. Let me explain.
Jamie’s successive post conviction petition was denied in January, but we didn’t know about it. When Tara (EP attorney) had a conference call with the judge, she was very curt. She said she would rule by mail, and that she was really busy, and would rule when she could.
Fast forward to Postcards in the Park. We talk at length to a newspaper reporter, and she inquires with the clerk the following Monday about an update on the case. They inform the reporter there was a ruling in January – reporter then calls Tara and informs her of the status.
Okay, ONE failing to notify might be a mistake, but TWO denials without notification??? Houston, we have a problem.
Thing is, the McLean County Clerk’s Office doesn’t have an online docket system, so you have to call for updates, which I DID. And they NEVER told me there was a ruling. Notice anything screwy about the last few entries in this docket?
Was the state notified of the denial? If so, they allowed us to stand out in front of the courthouse in March 2014, with Jason Chambers looking down at us from the window, KNOWING it was denied, and not informing us? Did they allow us to stand in front of the press at Postcards in the Park in August 2014, and still failed to inform us of the denial?
So…we had to appeal to the 4th District, and they allowed a late appeal.
It’s very interesting that the successive pc included critical newly discovered evidence in the form of an ISP police report in which Danny Martinez told police in 1994 that Jamie Snow was not the person he saw as well as polygraph results from two jailhouse informants that prove they failed, and the state put them on the stand anyway.
Where we stand:
DNA motion is still before McLean County.
Federal Habeas is in abeyance.
Yeah. we’ll keep ya posted.
This video outlines much of the new evidence discovered SINCE the trial in the Jamie Snow case. It’s important to understand, the jury was NEVER presented with this evidence.
Please let me know if you have questions!
Thanks for watching.
Please join us on Sunday, August 3rd from 11:00am – 2:00pm at Miller Park in Bloomington, Illinois for the 4th Annual Postcards in the Park to support Jamie Snow’s innocence, and gain awareness about this egregious injustice!
You do not have to be at the actual event to participate! We STILL need your help.
Please join the Facebook event site here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1494543540759633
This year we will send postcards to Keith Morrison of Dateline in an effort to have Jamie’s story told on a national level. We will have postcards for everyone to write messages at the park and 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 join us and tell you friends!
If you CANNOT ATTEND, please still SEND A POSTCARD to the address below asking Keith Morrison at Dateline to visit FreeJamieSnow.com and review the case for consideration of a Dateline investigative report.
SEND POSTCARDS TO:
NBC News: Dateline
ATTN: Keith Morrison
30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, N.Y. 10112
OR: Social network the crap out of him 🙂 Let him KNOW we would like a REAL investigation on the Jamie Snow case!
Thanks everyone. We’re growing every year, and it will not happen without your support. Thanks for sticking with us, and please keep spreading the word!
Check out last year’s message from Jamie after the 3rd Annual Postcards in the Park:
Don’t forget to join the event site! https://www.facebook.com/events/1494543540759633
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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Date: Tuesday, November 19
Time: 8pm CST
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About Injustice Anywhere:
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 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.
(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.
The event is sponsored by the Committee to Free Jamie Snow, and representatives from Investigating Innocence and Justice for Illinois Wrongfully Convicted, both Springfield based organizations, will also be in attendance.
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.
For more information on this case, please visit: http://www.freejamiesnow.com. If you have information concerning this case, please call our toll free, confidential tip line at: 1-888-815-9299 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For all press inquiries please contact:
Committee to Free Jamie Snow (CFJS)
P.O. Box 944
Collierville, TN 38027
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.
Please join our Facebook event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/596699920358188/
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
Listen and join in online here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/the-other-side-of-justice/2013/07/03/an-alibi-and-a-dwindled-star-witness-jamie-snow-ii