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BREAKING: Guardian Reports That LA Authorities Will Not Release Herman Wallace Despite Court Order


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- 701 days ago - theguardian.com
A gruesome legal battle over the fate of a dying man is being played out at the Hunt correctional center in St Gabriel, LA, as state authorities refuse to release a former member of the Black Panther movement despite a federal court ordering they do so.



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Kit B. (276)
Tuesday October 1, 2013, 2:48 pm

What is wrong with this DA? The man is dying and has but a few days left, where is the humanity?

District Attorney for Baton Rouge Hillar Moore - 222 St Louis St #143 Baton Rouge, LA 70802
(225) 389-3400 - calling now. He probably will not talk to me but he will get the message, if more people will call it just might have some impact.
 

Carole Sarcinello (338)
Tuesday October 1, 2013, 2:58 pm

UNF**KING believable!

(I was afraid I got optimistic too soon.)

Thanks for the update, Angola and Kit.



 

J. J. (30)
Tuesday October 1, 2013, 3:12 pm
Just when you thought it was time to celebrate...
 

Angola Three (397)
Tuesday October 1, 2013, 3:19 pm
yea, this really is outrageous. we will keep everyone posted
 

Jim Phillips (3200)
Tuesday October 1, 2013, 3:28 pm
"Amnesty International USA has added its leverage to the push to have Wallace release, aware that he has probably only hours or days to live."

Yes, what is wrong with the DA, Hillar Moore, in Baton Rouge?
Is Hillar acting on orders from Governor of Louisiana Bobby Jindal?

Unbelievable is right!

Perhaps the only way for Herman Wallace to get out, per Judge's orders for
immediate release. is through and with the help and aid of the Federal Marshals.

Ty, "C", Kit & Angola T.
.
 

Yvonne White (233)
Tuesday October 1, 2013, 3:48 pm
"state authorities refuse to release a former member of the Black Panther movement despite a federal court ordering they do so" Damn! I guess the prison pirates Need that money really badly! But you'd think it'd be Cheaper for the State to dump a dying guy Out of the System.
 

Angelika R. (145)
Tuesday October 1, 2013, 3:58 pm
I am just out of words... from http://theadvocate.com/home/7208425-125/angola-3-herman-wallace-ordered:
"Chief U.S. District Judge Brian A. Jackson dismissed Wallace’s indictment Tuesday, ruling that women were unconstitutionally excluded from the West Feliciana Parish grand jury that returned that indictment.

Because Wallace was prosecuted on the murder charge by 19th Judicial District prosecutors in Baton Rouge, District Attorney Hillar Moore said Monday, Moore’s staff has asked that Wallace be retained in custody while they file an appeal.

Moore’s notice of appeal was filed Monday, and he said, “We’ve asked for a stay” of Jackson’s order for release of Wallace.

That request was made of both Jackson and the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans, Moore said."

What sense does this make??
 

Arielle S. (316)
Tuesday October 1, 2013, 4:02 pm
Insane...have we really come to this?
 

Carole Sarcinello (338)
Tuesday October 1, 2013, 4:08 pm

From Cool Hand Luke:

"What we got here is . . . failure to communicate." [and a totally despicable lack of compassion]

Looks like another life will be mangled even further while the judicial system and Louisiana state authorities have a pissing contest.

 

AniMae C. (462)
Tuesday October 1, 2013, 4:09 pm
Is there no COMPASSION?!?!?!
Who are these cruel, stone people that can do this to a dying man!!!
 

Dandelion G. (384)
Tuesday October 1, 2013, 4:18 pm
The man has served almost his entire life not only behind bars but in solitary. He can harm no one, he is nearly dead. That this one DA would be so Heartless is beyond my minds comprehension. If he cares not for Wallace why can't he have some compassion for those who care about and love Wallace.

I'm seeing too much injustice going on in this Country......too much at all levels. While we have those who rob us of our livings, our homes, our economy, sitting on Wall Street wearing fancy suits and drinking fine wine, it seems that is alright to do. That people are driven to suicide, can not obtain medical care, or freeze in the cold, that is alright that those crimes are committed.

This Country allows Troy Davis to be executed when there was much doubt to his guilt, we have Trayvon Martin walking home with a box of skittles dead, but that seems alright too, now Marlon Brown run over by a police car and left to suffocate under it rather than take the car off of him, that seems alright as well.

Justice? We have justice......I think not, in fact I know not any Justice unless you are rich or lighter skin than the other person. 50 years after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. marched in DC and we are back to fighting for the right to vote again.

I hope Herman Wallace will be reflective of the TRUE INJUSTICE in this Country. That People of all colors need to wake up and see the injustices around them and rise up!
More of Our Citizens are in Prison than Any other Country in the WORLD Join in Solidarity Make Your Signs Trayvon Martin Troy Davis Marlon Brown Marissa Alexander Herman Wallace and the mentally ill in solitary Anthony Gay and Robert Foor who ultimately died in solitary get out November 5 and stand for them

To keep Herman Wallace one more minute in prison is a crime against his Human Rights and a crime against humanity.
 

Angelika R. (145)
Tuesday October 1, 2013, 4:24 pm
I cannot get my mind off this outrage..if Herman is capable to conceive all this latest new struggle, can you imagine what he must be going through..this is worse than it has been before Tuesday's' court ruling. I also feel so sorry for Albert and Robert and what they must feel now, facing a devastating situation like this.
 

Dandelion G. (384)
Tuesday October 1, 2013, 4:26 pm
Heartbreaking......and so not necessary.
 

Phyllis P. (337)
Tuesday October 1, 2013, 4:29 pm
Then whatever funding the state gets from the federal government needs to be withheld until they comply. Let this man go, for God's sake. Do you know there is no TV or reading material in solitary? 41 years? It's a wonder the man still has any type of sanity.
 

Carole Sarcinello (338)
Tuesday October 1, 2013, 4:32 pm

It's a reflection of the corruption permeating this country that, even when a branch of government does what should be done, the citizenry is shocked and suspicious [and another branch contests it].

Sheryl, you hit so many excellent points in your 4:18pm comment.

 

Angelika R. (145)
Tuesday October 1, 2013, 4:40 pm
Yes, Sheryl summed up the state of the union- and over and again I am shocked by observing what your country has turned into, I'd term it the "United States of Angola" -for it's inhumanity.
I am in no position from here in Berlin to make that phone call but I do hope that some more of you will, other than just Kit! We must do something to speak out against this outrageous injustice, wish I knew what could be done.
 

Lyn Z. (294)
Tuesday October 1, 2013, 5:50 pm
Totally Disgusting & Disrespectful to Herman, the court, and all of humanity
 

Rose Becke (294)
Tuesday October 1, 2013, 6:11 pm
WTF
 

Natasha Salgado (638)
Tuesday October 1, 2013, 6:44 pm
This a terrible injustice...WHY?? So disappointed.
 

Elle B. (84)
Tuesday October 1, 2013, 6:47 pm
Ty Angola, "C" , Kit . . . SO SICK . . . depraved mutant minds at work . . .
 

Judy C. (99)
Tuesday October 1, 2013, 6:58 pm
This is heartbreaking news.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday October 1, 2013, 7:01 pm
Ditto C...and thanks for the forward. Thanks for posting Angola...was hoping for different news.
 

jess b (24)
Tuesday October 1, 2013, 7:07 pm
NO!!!!!! I feel like Judy, heartbreaking news and wrong!
 

jess b (24)
Tuesday October 1, 2013, 7:11 pm
The D.A. for Baton Rouge will hear from me, first thing in the morning.

Not going to stand down, if it's all I can do.
 

Betty Kelly (4)
Tuesday October 1, 2013, 10:37 pm
Louisiana needs to release this man as ordered.
 

Trina Hawkins (24)
Tuesday October 1, 2013, 10:45 pm
So WRONG in so many ways ! WTF is REALLY going on there ? What are they trying to HIDE ? This MAN has PAID his DUES! There is NO COMPASSION in the Prison System,your just a NUMBER,with a PRICE TAG attached ! In my mind,this tells me,he knows something,and them keeping him there ,is to make sure no one ever HEARS what he has to say ! Think about it !! What other possible reason could there be ? He's NOT a Danger to anyone,so WHY keep him there? God HELP US ,for what we have become ! The DA and State will be Guilty ,of giving this Man the CARE,COMPASSION he so Rightly Deserves ! :( Not to mention ,his Last Breath as a FREE Man ! Noted !
 

caroline s. (83)
Tuesday October 1, 2013, 11:01 pm
I can't believe it. This is inhumane and criminal..Where is the justice ?
 

GGmaSheila D. (172)
Tuesday October 1, 2013, 11:06 pm
So much for justice from the DA, a member of the Justice System...he needs to get off his high horse and obey the laws he swore to when he became a lawyer and a District Attorney. This is so wrong.
 

Beth FS (134)
Tuesday October 1, 2013, 11:10 pm
Spiteful men have no soul and their bodies run on pure anger, resentment and the "you will never prevail or over my dead body" attitude. They are the ones who say" you will have to pry the key from my cold dead hands" type. Herman Wallace has been there so long and is now dying , very sad indeed..but an even sadder fact is that the Authorities want to own him right up until the end because they belong to a class of abusive, hot heads that want what they want and no one else gets what they truly need... like justice or respect. They have been to busy breaking people to realize that these people are people and not a piece of flesh they can torment on a whim. They are just stubborn little bullies wanting to watch one of their charges die for their own sick and demented reasons and amusement. Whatever will they do when he's gone?? find another good man who has made it his mission to make people aware of the bad apples in charge? The powers that be in there hate this and will mock and make life miserable until his time comes. It's no wonder some have taken their own lives so that the assholes in there get no satisfaction out of systematically tormenting them for what can seem like forever. I pray that Herman Wallace gets to leave that hell hole with a smile and says to them on the way out "God Forgives Even You"
 

Trina Hawkins (24)
Tuesday October 1, 2013, 11:39 pm
OMG ! ABC News just showed Herman being RELEASED for Treatment ! HOLY SHIT ! They said a Judgeoverturned his sentence !! On World News Now ,ABC !! Go see for yourself !! Praying this means he is a FREE MAN !!
 

Tamara Noforwardsplz (185)
Tuesday October 1, 2013, 11:43 pm
There just aren't words to express how much this makes me furious. I am so damn sick of the US and the way we treat people. There is no such thing as justice. No compassion, no mercy, no sense of right and wrong. There is only me, myself and I mentality and how much can I profit from this situation. They don't care that a man lays dying after 41 years of solitary confinement. They don't care that they are dragging this country backwards day by day. As long as there is profit in cruelty, they will continue on this path of destruction. The fact that they are wrong on every level does not register with them. I feel so horrible for Herman Wallace and I will make my feelings known to those who would deny what is rightfully his. The opportunity to die as a free man who is valued as a human being. I really hate this country sometimes. I really do. Thank you Angola for sharing this sad news and C for forwarding. And Sheryl, your words are spot on! I hope the phone wires melt tomorrow from all of the phone calls to the DA's office. I am ENRAGED BY THIS!
 

Beth FS (134)
Tuesday October 1, 2013, 11:54 pm
I just read he was released!!! :) http://www.democracynow.org/blog/2013/10/1/breaking_federal_judge_orders_immediate_release_of_herman_wallace_held_in_solitary_for_40_years

He's wearing a smile of what looks to be gratitude. I am so happy right now, good news is always welcome :)








 

Tamara Noforwardsplz (185)
Tuesday October 1, 2013, 11:56 pm
Ok, I just posted the news update on Wallace's release from prison after 41 years. May he live out these last few days in peace and be able to enjoy the idea that he is finally a free man. Thanks Trina for the update.
 

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Wednesday October 2, 2013, 12:14 am
thank you for updating elizabeth
 

A F. (129)
Wednesday October 2, 2013, 12:18 am
Thanks for the update!
 

Gloria picchetti (302)
Wednesday October 2, 2013, 1:22 am
Thank you Elizabeth for posting the link to let us know Herman has been released.
 

jess b (24)
Wednesday October 2, 2013, 2:28 am
Herman was released , but not until the D>A> was threatened with contempt of Court, if he did not obey the order.

Thank you Elizabeth for democracynow link

Herman needed to go to the hospital shortly after his release. His helth condition is dire. he can hardly speak.

No updates I found, except on
"The Times Picayune:
Oct 1 - updated Oct 2, 2013.

May there be a miracle!! He is now so frail.
 

Giana Peranio-Paz (406)
Wednesday October 2, 2013, 3:00 am
And I was so happy this morning that he has been released! I guess he was from the last comments!
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday October 2, 2013, 3:13 am
I though he was released on the second order the judge gave.
 

Frances Darcy (224)
Wednesday October 2, 2013, 3:43 am
They keep old weak dying men ,who are unable now to harm anyone now, in prison ...and let young virile self- confessed rapists of children free ..and blame the victim .... how is that justice ....
 

Vivien Green (153)
Wednesday October 2, 2013, 4:32 am
Thank you for the update Elizabeth.
May he spend the rest of days as a free man and with family and friends.
 

Pamylle G. (461)
Wednesday October 2, 2013, 4:53 am
Did we REALLY think that a man, whom I believe is innocent to begin with, who has been essentially tortured for years, get a reprieve from the same good ole' boy racist establishment of the state which is #1 on the Prison Industrial Complex hit-parade ? Acts of Justice (such as looking at new evidence which would exonerate the wrongly convicted) & COMPASSION are not on their list of things to do.
 

Abdessalam Diab (148)
Wednesday October 2, 2013, 5:01 am
According to HUFF POST " Wallace's attorneys said the freed prisoner left a correctional center in St. Gabriel by ambulance Tuesday evening and was expected to go to LSU Interim Hospital in New Orleans for treatment of advanced terminal liver cancer.

"Tonight, Herman Wallace has left the walls of Louisiana prisons and will be able to receive the medical care that his advanced liver cancer requires," his legal team said in a statement."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/01/herman-wallace-freed_n_4027222.html
 

LucyKaleido ScopeEyes (80)
Wednesday October 2, 2013, 5:01 am
Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, [HE IS] free at last!

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/oct/02/louisiana-prisoner-released-41-years-solitary

I won't waste time saying what I think of the people who have tortured & tormented Herman Wallace & his 2 Angola friends all these years or that bast_rd of a DA who fought to prevent this man's release even on his death bed. If I believed in god I'd say may they rot in hell. Since I don't, I'd rather see them all lynched.
 

Arild Warud (173)
Wednesday October 2, 2013, 5:06 am
WTF - nothing works in the Bananarepublic aka USA,looks to me that nobody is willing to take responsibility for their actions (or lack of) over there.
This is sadly noted Angola.
 

Ben Oscarsito (365)
Wednesday October 2, 2013, 5:28 am
You're right Carole; -It's un-freaking-believable!!!
 

Pamylle G. (461)
Wednesday October 2, 2013, 5:34 am
Pleasantly surprised & gladdened that Herman will not die in that hellhole !
 

Ben Oscarsito (365)
Wednesday October 2, 2013, 5:38 am
Now I see that Herman Wallace was released! (Democracy Now, yesterday)
http://www.democracynow.org/blog/2013/10/1/breaking_federal_judge_orders_immediate_release_of_herman_wallace_held_in_solitary_for_40_years
 

Angelika R. (145)
Wednesday October 2, 2013, 5:41 am
YESS! - a very late victory, I also just read the news (same source as given by Jessica B -http://www.nola.com/crime/baton-rouge/index.ssf/2013/10/angola_3_herman_wallace_releas_1.html#incart_river)
"You're going home, baby." - At last! Let's hope the improved medical treatment now will allow him some additional time with family and friends!
 

Angelika R. (145)
Wednesday October 2, 2013, 5:44 am
Very much looking forward now for the DN update today with Robert K. and attorney Kendall.
 

Angelika R. (145)
Wednesday October 2, 2013, 6:02 am
I also hope that some organisation will give us a chance to express thanks to chief judge Jackson!! More like him are badly needed and his brave example gives hope and shows that injustice CAN be defeated!
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Wednesday October 2, 2013, 6:39 am
Life in Angola means life in Louisiana. It is the letter of the law that prevails and he who has the most material possessions makes the rules. How else can a man like David Duke have any credibility politically?
Louisiana and the majority of most of its politicians may claim to be Christian but they have forgotten Christ's words; "I desire mercy and not sacrifice."
 

Beverly M. (88)
Wednesday October 2, 2013, 6:57 am
Evolution and compassion obviously go hand in hand.
 

Carole Sarcinello (338)
Wednesday October 2, 2013, 7:38 am

I've been imagining how overwhelming freedom will be for Herman. He has been controlled and isolated for over 40 years.

I wish him the joy of being able to experience again all of the common everyday choices most of us take for granted and the miracle of health to fully savor them.

Angola, your steadfast loyalty and hard work are to be commended.

 

Marija Mohoric (46)
Wednesday October 2, 2013, 8:49 am
thank you
 

Angelika R. (145)
Wednesday October 2, 2013, 9:23 am
Watched DN Wednesday show twice now, very touching interviews, and despite Herman's condition's turn for worse in the early morning hours I'd like to speak with Robert K.'s words , let us still believe in miracles, people can perform miracles and there are doctors among them who can perform miracles. (and some judges, too)
 

Angola Three (397)
Wednesday October 2, 2013, 1:46 pm
We just posted our statement recapping last night http://www.care2.com/news/go/3651829
 

Dandelion G. (384)
Wednesday October 2, 2013, 1:58 pm
Thank you, checking it out now.
 

S J. (126)
Wednesday October 2, 2013, 3:41 pm
I do hope he will be released finally.

Noted with hope, thanks Angola
 

Joanne Dixon (33)
Wednesday October 2, 2013, 5:37 pm
We are seeing so much of people sworn to uphold the law instead breaking and despising it. We need revolution.
 

Kathy Chadwell (362)
Wednesday October 2, 2013, 11:13 pm
I watch too many of these ID stories. I can not tell you how many innocent men have been kept in prison because of all the red tape. You would think once they are proven innocent or they have found the real killer,,, even though they were convicted in a court of law,, the court of law was WRONG so release them immediately. but they never do. I am sorry but this just does not surprise me at all.
 

Julian Robert Gonzalez (112)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 5:53 pm
At time of my posting he unfortunately passed. This all reeks of Obama's NDAA and ad hoc laws.

http://youtu.be/y75nDqGOgOE
 
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