Tuesday, October 28, 2008

A Moment for John Carlin III

It was with sadness that we learned today of the passing of John Carlin III. Our deep condolences to his friends and family.


Laura said...

I can't figure out how to send you guys a message, but I figure this will reach you anyway.

I guess it seems to me, that in this website devoted to securing justice, you'd give a little more thought to the "passing of JIII." I understand that this is supposed to be a positive website, but I don't think it does anyone any good to ignore pertinent facts or events in this case.

John III was murdered. Beaten to death. I feel like this is, among other things, yet another illustration of the gross injustice that has become characteristic of the Alaska "justice system."

If anything, I think that this should fuel the drive you have to get Mechele out. Life is fragile and short. Tragedy seems to be common place these days. I think that it would give your readers a sense of urgency that was not previously there.

Take care and thanks for your time

John said...

Rest in peace Pops. We are still on your side and the fight isn't over. Your innocence will be proven and your murderers found, I swear to you. You'll rest as an innocent man, you have my word.
(John Thomas Carlin IV)

Mechele's Friends said...

John, your message breaks my heart. I'm sorry there's so much junk going on out there. I'm sorry this happened to your father. Peace to you.

Laura, we certainly are driven to get Mechele out of prison, but are entirely dependent on working through the legal system, which can seem quite slow. It is important to us to be very careful in all we say and do so as not to make a misstep while the appeal is in process. At this point, I'd rather say nothing than say the wrong thing. However, I felt it important that we take a moment to publicly honor Carlin's sad passing.

We are very grateful for your concern and those of other like-minded folks. It is helpful as we wade through this situation.

Barb Sheridan said...

To John IV,

I am sorry for your loss, and for the way your father's life came to an end--not only his death but the last two plus years, as well.

This tragedy is especially hard for you, so please know that there are people, even strangers to you, who are aware and thought of you when we learned of your father's death.



Grace said...

I'm so very sorry for your loss, John.

Diana said...

Mechele, I pray for you and think about you every day. First, my prayers go out to John and his son, family and friends. The people who run the Seward Prison are obviously idiots and incapable of running a prison. And the people who call themselves investigating his murder-what a joke. The Alaska Justice System? There is no justice here.
Secondly, to Mechele and her family, when it come times for your appeal, I pray that you will be vindicated and can finally go home.