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The Nightmare Ends for Another Clark County Man, Wrongfully Convicted

On Thursday, March 8, 2018 Deron Parks of Vancouver, Washington won a 7-year battle through Washington’s criminal appeals process to prove his innocence and earn vindication.  The final attempt made last year by Clark County prosecutors to prevent Mr. Parks' overturned conviction from standing was denied yesterday by Washington Supreme Court Justices during an En Banc Conference.  Within hours of the decision, the online docket reflected that Parks’ case had been “disposed.” 
Deron Parks was wrongfully convicted after a jury trial in October of 2010 for crimes he did not commit.Through the appeals process, a number of serious issues were revealed regarding the Clark County case against Parks which led to a new evidentiary hearing.Discoveries about the original trial included questionable testimony revealing bias and faulty investigation by assigned detectives, including VPD Detective Sandra Aldridge.Also determined by Washington’s Court of Appeals Division II following the evidenti…

Man Stabbed by Girlfriend, Held on $100K Bail

January 23, 2018 Guy Bini
www.voicesnetwork.org
Vancouver, WA ~
A Portland man was stabbed in the abdomen with a kitchen knife by his girlfriend and is currently being held in the Clark County Jail on $100,000 bail.
According to court records, Zonnisha Meyer, 26, of Vancouver admitted to police to stabbing Calvin Luarca, 30, during an alleged altercation at Meyer’s residence. The recorded 911 phone call made by Meyer also confirms her admission to stabbing Luarca.
On the morning of Saturday, November 18, 2017 at approximately 10:25 AM, Luarca, who was invited by Meyer to visit her, traveled to Vancouver. Luarca’s mother, Brenda Carney, had purchased round trip airline tickets for Meyer to fly out to Dallas, TX on November 21st with plans to return on the 25th so she could be with her family during the Thanksgiving holiday.
According to Carney, Meyer greeted Luarca at the door and stayed behind him as he began to walk up the stairs. Without warning, Luarca was attacked from behind by an unkno…

VPD HIDES KNOWN BRADY POLICY ISSUES

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November 2017 updated list of known IA complaints against VPD Aldridge:

15 KNOWN Complaints filed against VPD Detective Sandra Aldridge in 3 years...
According to an article published in the Columbian Newspaper regarding the 2016 overturned conviction of Clark County's Lester Juan Griffin, Jr.:
Policies in Doubt over Overturned Conviction September 14, 2016

Prosecutors statewide are scratching their heads after the Washington Court of Appeals overturned a local criminal case, muddying the waters for what type of police misconduct can be brought up during a defendant's trial.

The court found last week that the Clark County Prosecuting Attorney's Office in 2009 did not provide evidence the defense could have used to potentially discredit a testifying police officer - known in the courts as a Brady violation.

Prokop, Jessica. "Policies in Doubt over Overturned Conviction." The Columbian (Vancouver, WA). McClatchyTribune Information Services. 2016. HighBeam Research. 24 M…

DEMAND ACCOUNTABILITY TO REDUCE LIABILITY

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When police officers are allowed to fabricate evidence to ensure a conviction, their Chain of Command MUST BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE for its lack of ensuring that its subordinates lawfully satisfy their responsibilities to the citizens of the community.   Bad police behavior occurs when there is no oversight by the following:           1. Citizens; 2. Police Department’s Chain of Command; 3. Judiciary (Court); 4. Legislature; 5.  News Outlets: TV, Radio, Newspapers.  ~JML

RAY SPENCER STORY ATTRACTS LARGER AUDIENCE

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Following his moving statements during a panel discussion in Enid, Oklahoma at a benefit for wrongfully convicted former police officer, Daniel Holtzclaw, former Vancouver WA Police Officer Ray Spencer is gaining even greater notoriety as an advocate for others whose lives have been impacted by wrongful conviction. 
CR TV's Michelle Malkin speaks on air about Ray Spencer, and the 9th Circuit's reinstatement of Spencer's $9 million jury award [audio clip attached].  For full podcast of Michelle Malkin's interview about the recent screening of Part 3 of the documentary "RAILROADED", and about the Daniel Holtzclaw case:  Pat Campbell Podcast: News & Politics


For more about Daniel Holtzclaw's case: DANIEL HOLTZCLAW: AN INNOCENT MAN WRONGFULLY CONVICTED
For more about Ray Spencer's case: RAY SPENCER'S 33 YEAR BATTLE AGAINST INJUSTICE

Prosecutors Caught with Hand in the Cookie Jar

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Clark County, Vancouver, WA: The malicious prosecution & wrongful conviction of John Garrett Smith is riddled with unanswered questions the Prosecutor’s Office & Vancouver Police Department scramble to keep buried.Continuing discovery of hidden evidence, concealed witnesses, suppressed audio depositions, disregarded exculpatory DNA Crime Lab reports, crime scene spoliation, and proof of fabrication of evidence & perjury by State’s key witness & lead detective, Sandra Aldridge, creates mounting liability for Clark County. Like a 5 year old child with his hand caught in the cookie jar, the Prosecutor's Office clings to the lie rather than accept responsibility and begin to address a problem that has plagued Clark County and its citizens for decades.

TO REVIEW MOTIVE BY GARRETT SMITH'S WIFE AND ACCUSER, AS WELL AS EVIDENCE THAT WAS SUPPRESSED BY PROSECUTION AND DEFENSE IN VIOLATION OF BRADY V. MARYLAND (1963) UNTIL AFTER CONVICTION, CLICK THE LINK BELOW:

MOTIVE &…

WA Legislators Must Call for ACCOUNTABILITY in Clark County

Wrongful Imprisonment of JOHN GARRETT SMITHCountup
Chapter 4.100 RCW WRONGLY CONVICTED PERSONS4.100.010
Intent.The legislature recognizes that persons convicted and imprisoned for crimes they did not commit have been uniquely victimized. Having suffered tremendous injustice by being stripped of their lives and liberty, they are forced to endure imprisonment and are later stigmatized as felons. A majority of those wrongly convicted in Washington state have no remedy available under the law for the destruction of their personal lives resulting from errors in our criminal justice system. The legislature intends to provide an avenue for those who have been wrongly convicted in Washington state to redress the lost years of their lives, and help to address the unique challenges faced by the wrongly convicted...