Thursday, August 4, 2011

Jim Broderick is re-indicted

Ken Buck has not given up in pursuing perjury charges against Jim Broderick, the police detective who framed Tim Masters in his wrongful conviction for the murder of Peggy Hettrick. In last week's post, I noted how Buck could have looked the other way -- as so many prosecutors do -- but did the right thing, instead.

The charges against Broderick were dismissed because the original indictment did not say when the perjury was discovered, which meant that the statute of limitations (three years) against Broderick would have kicked in for his testimony in 1991. This time, however, the indictment is more specific on the date.

I applaud Buck for his diligence and his honesty, and I hope this good deed is rewarded, not punished.

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We will have some news soon on our pursuit of adoption of Sintija from Latvia. Stay tuned.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank's Mr Anderson, for another great blog. So we have one good one out there. so good to hear that, I was beginning to wonder if we had any left ay all. Thank's for keeping us informed.

Anonymous said...

Extraordinary prosecutor ... unfortunately.

I say "unfortunately" because ... if you think about it, he is simply doing his job -- in theory, there is nothing remarkable about the way he is proceeding. It is what is simply expected of him.

BUT, due to the almost standard nefarious behavior of his colleagues ... the fact that Mr. Buck chooses to DO his job the way we the people EXPECT it to be done ... makes him nothing short of amazing.

A sad state of affairs ... but Ken Buck clearly is exceptional, and an asset to all.


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john lichtenstein said...

Wow the original trial must have been a mess. The perjury consists almost entirely of second hand reports about things other people said. Broderick never should have been taken as an authority on what the the accused, FBI, or eye witnesses said.