Criminal Law, Das System Söring / The Söring System, Evidence, Murder, Police and Prosecutors, Self-Promotion, Soering, True Crime

Deutschlandfunk: German Journalism “Blind to its own Prejudices”

Yesterday Deutschlandfunk -- Germany's nationwide public-radio service, published an opinion piece (g) by Matthias Dell called "The Murderer and the Media". In it, Dell discusses the "Söring System" podcast (shortly to be released in English) and takes the German media to task for having explicitly taken Söring's side for 15 years. Here are a few… Continue reading Deutschlandfunk: German Journalism “Blind to its own Prejudices”

Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Evidence, Murder, Police and Prosecutors, True Crime

Call Texas Governor Greg Abbott about Melissa Lucio

https://youtu.be/kpYYdCzTpps?t=1018 Time for a break from Söring coverage, gentle readers! Now I'd like to address a real miscarriage of justice, the impending execution of Melissa Lucio on the 27th of April. Unfortunately I'm under deadline so can't get into it too deeply, but this is a genuinely troubling case. John Oliver presents a good summary… Continue reading Call Texas Governor Greg Abbott about Melissa Lucio

Criminal Law, Murder, Soering, True Crime

NDR Offers Spiritual Advice from an Unrepentant Atheist Murderer

Terou Nakamura was the last Japanese soldier to surrender after the fall of Japan, hiding on an Indonesian island. He surrendered in 1974, 30 years after he had been declared dead. That's who I thought of when I noticed that Team Söring had found one of the last people in Germany willing to endorse Jens… Continue reading NDR Offers Spiritual Advice from an Unrepentant Atheist Murderer

Criminal Law, Das System Söring / The Söring System, Evidence, Murder, Self-Promotion, Soering, True Crime

A Curious, Revealing Report from Sindelfingen/Böblingen

Update: I got a very nice email from Matthias Staber, the journalist who wrote the article. He explained that he did not intend to endorse Jens Söring's innocence narrative, he was just reporting that some Söring supporters did. He also said he found that the efforts of some Söring critics -- who emailed not only… Continue reading A Curious, Revealing Report from Sindelfingen/Böblingen

Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Das System Söring / The Söring System, Death Penalty, Evidence, Murder, Police and Prosecutors, Self-Promotion, Soering, True Crime

Vetter and Steinberger Got Important Facts Wrong, and Apparently Don’t Care

Anyone who's followed the case knows that Marcus Vetter and Karin Steinberger uncritically swallowed their friend Jens Söring's innocence tale, and that nothing they say about the case can be taken at face value. But what's remarkable is how many basic facts they've gotten wrong in their statements. That's going to be the focus of… Continue reading Vetter and Steinberger Got Important Facts Wrong, and Apparently Don’t Care