Friday, August 19, 2011

The West Memphis Three have been freed! Benefit/Celebration at Fontanas tomorrow!

by Colin Fitzgerald

The West Memphis Three were released today after 18 years in prison for a crime they were wrongfully convicted of. Fucking Nostalgic's house band The Barrens coincidentally organized a benefit for their defense fund scheduled for tomorrow night at Fontana's in NYC. More info here.

Our minds are still blown... When we scheduled the benefit 3 months ago, no one could have anticpated this turn of events. Now, on the eve of the show, the WM3 have been released. The event is now a celebration of justice finally being served after two decades.

Last night came the bombshell news that an emergency hearing was scheduled for today, and the defendants release seemed likely. We now know that all three have entered a plea of "guilty" in exchange for their freedom. We know that this does NOT mean they are guilty. They are innocent men, despite their plea. The prosecution only entertained pleas that not affect the verdict, so the guys really had no choice. Arkansas is covering their asses but who gives a fuck. THEY ARE FREE.

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