Celebrity funding and publicity played a huge role in getting the WM3 released. When the plea deal went through, the WM3 celebrity groupies were all over the news, including some I’d never heard about before. For example, Peter Jackson Helped West Memphis Three Defense.
Describing the case against the trio as farcical and a miscarriage of justice, Jackson also confessed to having to “suppress a deep anger” due to the circumstances of their release.
“Let’s not think for a second that justice was served today. Far from it,” he wrote
“So the ‘Alford Plea’ was entered, and Damien, Jason and Jessie walked free this morning – all that was missing was justice. Justice did not play a role in the proceedings this morning … not to the 3 men who have been robbed of 18 years, not to the 3 young victims and their families, and certainly not to the people of Arkansas, whom the system is supposed to serve.”
“There’s also a triple child killer who has walked free for the last 18 years … seemingly an unimportant detail in today’s white-washing job,” Jackson wrote.
Peter Jackson is full of shit. Like other celebrity supporters, his only knowledge of the case comes from Paradise Lost and movement propaganda which parrots the Paradise Lost version of events.
In other words, the director of the Lord of the Rings trilogy cannot tell the difference between a movie and real life.
Jackson’s expression of concern for the victims and their families is particularly sickening. His financial support helped pay for vicious campaigns of character assassination against the parents of the WM3’s victims.
Mr. Jackson, read the actual evidence against Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley. Read Misskelley’s 2/8/94 confession to his defense laywer. Read Misskelley’s 2/17/94 confession to prosecutors. Read the trial transcripts. Or pay someone to read them for you, I don’t care. But in the name of Gandalf the Grey, do some due diligence before putting your fortune and reputation behind thugs who raped, tortured and killed children for kicks.