Sunday, June 27, 2010

Thoughts to share

Hello to all,

I must apologize for the delay in posting to the blog. I have had very limited access to the internet (dang router). I check my email daily, and try to respond quickly. It’s been a crazy time.

There is much confusion about this. The public evidence about my case is abundant. However, the only available evidence is what has been given by the State. There are some items that have been individually posted by the ADN that are independent of the prosecution’s discretion. There are also some items that my husband has posted that are not directly at the State’s discretion. However, we have been very reluctant to post anything and to let the legal issues stay in the court. Throughout the appeal and the bail hearing, we have kept our arguments in the court. We are also very aware that there is a ‘court of public opinion’. It is a shame that this ‘court’ has influence beyond legal arguments.

We will never try this case through the media. However, it is also not productive to not make available evidence that reveals the true irresponsibility of the State’s allegations. This is easier said than done. It requires legal counsel and emotional energy. It has been a non issue during the appeal and the bail hearing (which is still ongoing). But now, it is time to start putting some information out there.

There is confusion about this posted by some internet surfers. They argue that everything that pertains to the case is online. If it isn’t online, then it simply doesn’t exist. This is naive at best. Let me explain for those visitors who are not exactly sure how to obtain these records or do proper research. The evidence, records, or transcripts that have been generated through the internet come from a large pool. This pool of information is available to every person, however they have to request it and pay for it from the state. There has been only a small volume of documentation from that pool that has been posted.

I have decided that it is best to post various documents that are public record but aren’t available online. It will take some time and will be a detailed process. I am working on a website that will be able to contain this volume of data securely. We are now at a point that this is possible. Anything posted has to be vetted and approved by our attorneys. Up until now, our legal counsel has advised us not to post documents related to the trial. The postings will be from previous trial, and ongoing motions. These documents will be posted once they are filed with the court and approved by our counsel. Again… this will be a slow process, so please bear with me. It, of course, will be free. I’ll let you know, via this blog, when this new website is up.

I appreciate all the support you have given me. I appreciate those of you who have taken time and energy out of your life to write me and those who have offered and given help.

There are truly angels here and I would be a lesser being without you,



Turtlepace said...

The struggle on the blogs is political rather than legal. There are people who believe that Mechele is guilty for political reasons and see all facts from that perspective. They believe that since she was a stripper she was manipulative and seductive and therefore transfer that guilt to belief that she conspired to murder. I hope that the new trial does not become a political popularity contest like the first trial, but to the extent that the political struggle for popular opinion affects the legal struggle, we need access to the type of facts that those critical of Mechele have. It would be helpful to demonstrate that certain e-mails that her critics keep pulling out are not typical of her other e-mails. I know that the critics might pounce on something else for which to criticize Mechele, but it is good to have facts to quote that show that there is disagreement about what happened.

sraddha54 said...

Thanks so much for keeping us all updated. Our prayers and well-wishes are always with you. Sometimes my heart soars with joy to know that Mechele is at last free from prison, that you're together again, and other times my heart breaks in two because your family and you ARE going through all this, this nightmare that should never have been brought upon you.



Alaskansheilah said...

Keep the faith girly. Keeping you in my prayers.