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Re: “The West Memphis Three are free ... what about the real killer?

THERE WERE 6 VICTIMS IN THIS CASE THREE THAT LOST THEIR LIVES PERMANENTLY AND THREE WHO LOST IT TEMPORARILY...WELL 20 YEARS OF IT....IT IS SO WRONG AND IT HURTS ME TO MY SOUL!!!

Posted by Guero Estella on 03/20/2015 at 3:17 PM

Re: “The West Memphis Three are free ... what about the real killer?

UDGES, LAWYERS, JURORS AND WITNESSES SHOULD BE SENTENCED TO THE SAME AMOUNT OF TIME IF NOT EVEN MORE TIME WHEN THEY NEGLIGENTLY/WRONGFULLY CONVICT INNOCENT PEOPLE. I BET THEY WOULD TAKE MORE CARE AND BE SURE THAT WHAT IS WHAT, WHO IS WHO, AND THAT ALL EVIDENCE IS CORRECT AND REAL. THEY WOULD NOT JUST PUT PEOPLE AWAY BECAUSE THEY ARE POOR OR DIFFERENT TO "CLOSE" THE CASE!!! IT HAPPENED TO ME AND I AM THANKFUL EVERY DAY THAT I WAS ABLE TO MAKE IT HOME TO MY FAMILY IN MONTHS AND NOT YEARS.....

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Guero Estella on 03/20/2015 at 3:05 PM
Posted by Fritx on 03/19/2015 at 3:47 PM

Re: “In new documentary Red Army, the Cold War is waged on ice skates

It opens tomorrow at the Raleigh Grande.

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Posted by Brian Howe, INDY arts & culture editor on 03/19/2015 at 3:21 PM

Re: “In new documentary Red Army, the Cold War is waged on ice skates

where is it playing?

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Posted by Fritx on 03/19/2015 at 12:42 PM

Re: “Contemporary Russian corruption tangles with timeless human struggles in Leviathan

"Harga dan Spesifikasi Handphone Terbaru"

Posted by Hud Ozil on 03/15/2015 at 12:09 PM
Posted by Fritx on 03/11/2015 at 12:48 PM

Re: “Clint Eastwood's biopic of a deadly American Sniper downplays the unsavory details of Chris Kyle's life

Gary, a vast variety of federal employees and systems beyond the military allow us all to sit here and comfortably pontificate rather than tending to our basic survival. By your logic one should never criticize the government because, hey, they keep the lights on.

Anyone defending free speech for the purpose of suppressing it in favor of blind hero worship is not actually defending free speech.

9 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Brian Howe, INDY arts & culture editor on 01/19/2015 at 9:16 AM

Re: “Clint Eastwood's biopic of a deadly American Sniper downplays the unsavory details of Chris Kyle's life

Great film. Great man. Everyone posting here should worship the ground these guys walk upon. They allow you to sit and comfortably pontificate.

10 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Gary Jacques on 01/18/2015 at 8:45 PM

Re: “Clint Eastwood's biopic of a deadly American Sniper downplays the unsavory details of Chris Kyle's life

Now, we see that America has completely embraced this film no matter what moral hand-wringing the left does. Box office records being broken as I type. Is this a great country, or what? :-)

13 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by ProudlyUnaffiliated on 01/17/2015 at 12:29 PM

Re: “Clint Eastwood's biopic of a deadly American Sniper downplays the unsavory details of Chris Kyle's life

"What rescues this killer from himself, ultimately, is saving fellow veterans, but there are those who can’t be saved, and while Eastwood is willing to glance in that direction, he doesn't quite have the courage to go all the way into the dark. The director might say the event in question was too close, personally and chronologically, but there was a chance to be taken and he missed it ... None of that erases the scourging sadness of all that has preceded it in this great and terrible film." -- Ty Burr

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Posted by George Kafantaris on 01/14/2015 at 10:07 PM

Re: “Clint Eastwood's biopic of a deadly American Sniper downplays the unsavory details of Chris Kyle's life

Anybody who has read Chris Kyle's book knows that the man is a warrior not an intellectual or a philosopher. It is his life's story and I am quite sure that Clint Eastwood has done a superb job of adapting it to the screen. Can't wait to see the movie! Chris Kyle -- sniper, patriot, warrior -- America thanks you and rest in peace.

17 likes, 13 dislikes
Posted by ProudlyUnaffiliated on 01/14/2015 at 11:48 AM

Re: “Clint Eastwood's biopic of a deadly American Sniper downplays the unsavory details of Chris Kyle's life

Your point about Kyle's inability to understand the larger ethical context or the almost chthonic forces that drive him rings true. I've read the book (which is awfully written) and will probably see the movie; thank you for the on-ramp.

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Posted by Paul Baerman on 01/14/2015 at 11:10 AM

Re: “The West Memphis Three are free ... what about the real killer?

I haven't watched the West of Memphis one yet, but I've seen all three of the Paradise Lost films. It's obvious the police were incompetent and/or corrupt by any reasonable professional standard. Let's look at the evidence for that:

a. despite the fact that it is well known in law enforcement that parents are (and should be) prime suspects, until they are ruled out, in a child abduction or murder, the West Memphis police failed to test the hair sample they collected from Terry Hobbs, or ever seriously consider either him or Mark Byers as supects:
b. despite the fact that the chances are astronomical of a man walking into a nearby fast food restaurant with muddy pants and shoes and blood all over his arm on the same night as the murder of three boys who had been dumped in a nearby muddy stream being UNRELATED to that same murder, the police "lost" the collected blood evidence and made no attempt to canvas the area and find the suspect;
c. the police did no canvas of the immediate neighborhood where the victims lived--had they done so they would have found out that Hobbs' statement that he hadn't seen the boys was contradicted by a neighbor who same him collecting the boys on the sidewalk after 6pm;
d. they offered up a lost fishing knife found in a nearby lake six months after the murder as evidence that it was the murder weapon though no positive physical connection could be made between the knife and the murders;
e. they claimed that the case was an "11" despite the fact that they had ZERO physical evidence tying any of the three boys to the murders;
f. they coerced a confession in which somehow one of the killers thinks the killing happened in the morning, and they have to repeatedly lead him to a later and later time, before he finally gives them the answer that coincides with the crime scene; also a confession in which the killer is aware of none of the specifics of the crime scene until they are volunteered by the officers and in which he misidentifies the ligatures--after having been told about them--as having done with rope rather than shoe laces.
g. the fact that Jesse wouldn't turn state's evidence on his friends in spite of the offer of a vastly reduced sentence didn't cause them to rethink their position. Gee, this guy is a psychopath killer who murdered and mutilated three little boys, but he won't tell the "truth" about his co-killers to get out of jail decades earlier. Does that make sense to anyone with a brain?
h. they offered as "evidence" of motive symbols you can find graffitti'd on any urban or rural train trestle--"satanic" symbols--and a book on the occult that Nichols bought from a library sale for a dime.

One could do the same number on the prosecution, and I completely agree with the post above that is amazed at the incompetence of the attorney who is arguing for the state before the supreme court regarding the DNA evidence statute. Not only is the state's argument "Orwellian"--all means the opposite of all--none of the exculpatory evidence is to be considered under the law; but the attorney trying to make that case clearly doesn't even have a clear line of legal reasoning, and starts to sputter in the first 60 seconds of questioning. I have to admit that watching these films and these cops and these attorneys, I find it hard not to fall back onto stereotypes of the South as ruled by bigotry, stupidity, and a toxic version of Christianity.

6 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by David Charbonneau on 01/10/2015 at 2:24 AM

Re: “A drum prodigy and a sadistic mentor in Whiplash

Sounds like my jazz instructor at Northern Virginia Community College, Herb Smith. He was a bit harsh but not psychotic. He knew what we would be up against in the real world and wanted us to be ready. But as time goes by reaching levels of expertise in any discipline seems to require unhealthy focus. some see that as progress, I see it as the ubiquitous dehumanization in our perverted society. Unfinished people who can't build or engage in a cohesive community is the result.

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Posted by Remo on 11/12/2014 at 10:21 AM

Re: “The West Memphis Three are free ... what about the real killer?

Colleen Marie Hennigan - I wonder if you'll ever get your brains back. You know, the brains the W. Memphis removed from your head. If you have done even 30 seconds worth of research you would know that the blood on that necklace was found to be Damian's except for a minute drop that could match aprx 15% of the population including co-defendant Jason Baldwin who often wore that necklace. If you get that brain back, please rotate it enough to absorb the fact that the when that necklace & other evidence was tested, DNA testing was in its infancy and forensic scientists were not able to pinpoint DNA profiles as they do today. For you to post such a completely false statement is really quite disgusting given the overwhelming evidence that the psychopathic pedophile Terry Hobbs was the killer. But then, a River Phoenix obsessive may not be the best target for me to give facts to. La la la la la!!!

8 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Margo Robertson on 10/23/2014 at 11:24 PM

Re: “Movie review: Realistic tank warfare and murky ethics in Fury

Just like Tom Hanks did to his tribute to John Wayne and Jimmy Stewart in "Saving Private Ryan", Brad Pitt is doing the same thing as a honor and privilege to his tribute not only to Henry Fonda but also to his astounding tribute to Vic Morrow's "Combat!" television series of the 1960's.

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Posted by rgj5366 on 10/22/2014 at 5:15 PM

Re: “Adorable flippers in Dolphin Tale 2

DOLPHIN TALE 2 is a rehash of the same story that shouldn't have been remade in the first place. The story was already told once which made the original so entertaining in 2011. You can tell that Ashley Judd along with Harry Connick and Morgan Freeman are totally exhausted and wasted here. And it shows. It's another re-telling of "Flipper" that we have heard once before.

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Posted by rgj5366 on 10/02/2014 at 3:25 PM

Re: “The West Memphis Three are free ... what about the real killer?

I wonder if Damien got his necklace back. you know, the one with possibly one of the victims blood on it ....the scene was cut from Paradise Lost , but you can view it it on YOUTUBE.

5 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by Colleen Marie Hennigan on 09/20/2014 at 10:32 AM

Re: “Get on Up is a slightly neutered but exquisitely acted tribute to James Brown

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Posted by Sarwar A Kawsar on 08/30/2014 at 2:27 PM

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