Friday the 13th: The West Memphis Three Living Free

Damien Echols at a book signing.

When you're talking about bad luck, these guys had it. In spades. But life is looking up for the West Memphis Three. I derive a lot of joy out of following Damien Echols and Jason Baldwin on social media and rejoicing in their happiness. So in case you weren't following them online, this is my attempt to persuade you otherwise.Jason Baldwin is going to school and becoming an advocate for kids who have been sentenced to life in prison. Follow him on Facebook.Damien Echols has written … [Read more...]

Pagan Hangout Playlist and More Good Stuff

So I put all of the Pagan Hangout videos into a playlist, so if you want to catch up you can just hit play and watch while you're folding laundry. They are a lot of fun, so if you haven't watched you are missing out!P. Sufenas Virius Lupus discusses how Pride has become commercialized.The Wild Hunt notes a Wiccan has been denied clergy status by the state of Virginia (the same state the Jefferson was proud of including religious freedom in its consitution).Aidan Kelly has … [Read more...]

Johnny Depp Making WM3 Film?

Word on the street is Depp's production company optioned Damien Echols still-to-be-written memoir for a movie. Pretty nebulous in a way, but still exciting. Here's media maven Perez Hilton on the story: Johnny Depp and his partner Christi Dembrowski and their Infinitum Nihil production company just nabbed the rights to an upcoming memoir about the West Memphis Three… which is being written by one of the Three himself — Damien Echols!It's still soon-to-be-published and still as-yet-untitled, … [Read more...]

West Memphis Three Walk Free After 18 Years

They were convicted for being young, goth, Wiccan metalheads at the height of the Satanic Panic. Today they walk free.No evidence. Not a shred. Law enforcement decided the "Satanic kids" committed the crime and refused to entertain evidence that suggested otherwise. Recent DNA evidence exonerated them.Not that you would know this by the DA running the press conference. He didn't mention the DNA doesn't match. He didn't mention there was no real evidence. He didn't mention the evidence … [Read more...]


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