case moves through the courts after finding "newly discovered" evidence
of actual innocence.
General makes a promise - July 5, 2004
to Alabama Prison Commissioner - March 2003
Moved to Donaldson - October 10, 2002
plot thickens - June 23, 2002
Case Of Patrick Swiney - June 2001
Moved to St. Clair - December 13, 2001
Moved to Kilby - November 30, 2001
you can do to help - May 2001
LINKS TO NEWS ARTICLES ON PATRICK
Attorneys, Researchers - December 9, 2001 - Writ of Habeas Corpus
denied. Right to court appointed counsel denied. We've been
pro se, unsuccessfully and we are in need of legal assistance and representation.
of Patrick Swiney's Case - May 2000
DNA Evidence - May 2000
Ballistic Experts Say - May 2000
Fingerprint Reports - May 2000
Scene Evidence - Here is a record of our attempts at obtaining the
crime scene evidence from the State of Alabama. We are being stonewalled.
on Gun Powder Residue by Dr. Boris deKorczak - Nov. 3, 1999
Allows Courts to Frame an Innocent Man - July 2, 1999
to the Court [while in the hole June 28, 1998] [as of September
13, 2001 no response] This supplement is being written
from a punitive isolation cell at Holman Prison. Actually, a 5ft. x 8ft.
concrete oven they call a cell. Isolation is because of a published article
written by Petitioner (enclosed) to expose the human rights abuses and
atrocities committed by prison officials with the blessings of the government
of the State of Alabama, including but not limited to, the State Attorney
General, as well as the sitting Governor, who openly stated to the public
that the Bill of Rights does not apply to Alabama (ref: June 7, 1998, NYTimes,
EDITORIAL OBSERVER, The Politics of Embarrassment in Alabama, By HOWELL
RAINES). I find redress to any Gestapo rogue government and its agents
complete a fruitless endeavor and ask this Honorable Court for relief from
these many long years of political persecutions.
August 14, 1998 [as
of September 13, 2001 no response] - "I think it is without question
by all parties in these proceedings that the U.S. Constitution is the supreme
law of this land and that this supreme law binds all these states together
as one, as agreed upon by each and every individual state..."
Swiney Case in 1997
of Patrick Swiney's Case 1997
Prisoner Profile on Patrick Swiney - June 12, 1989 PATRICK SWINEY
WAS convicted of capital murder [LWOP] in Shelby County, Alabama, on June
12, 1989, for the murder of his wife and her ex-husband while they were
in the act of adultery. Patrick was unconscious during the shootings, citing
a blow to the head with a baseball bat. Police refused physical examination
to verify blow to the head. DA destroyed DNA evidence of adultery. Forensic
reports indicate no gun power residue or blood on Patrick's skin or clothing.
Alabama courts refused to examine the merits of this case.
About Patrick Swiney
of Due Process of Law - Beck v. Alabama Beck
v. Alabama, 447 U.S. 625 (1980), when the trial court refused to instruct
the jury on the lesser included offense of first-degree manslaughter.
-- In Patrick's case, there is one brief
[as though passing] mention of "any other charge." This passing mention
does not fit the criteria of Beck. See excerpts attached which demonstrate
Patrick's trial court's lack of due process of law.
Articles By Patrick Swiney
the Alabama Dept of Corrections - This offer may allow Patrick
Swiney to seek Asylum in a foreign Country
Jackson Letter 1-20-99 - Final comment from Rick Jackson
(former webmaster appointed by draft! :-) ): Just the other day,
I received a beautiful note from Patrick, and I know he wouldn't mind if
I reproduce it here for all of you to see. It shows you the heart
of a man I'm proud to call "One Good Cop!"
For new investigation of the arrest, indictment, and
trial of Patrick Swiney. Petition going to the Alabama Governor!
from Nancy Monzo January 2000
from Odelle Swiney January 2000
from Sabine January 2000
from Bull Carter January 2000
from Frank Standifer January 2000
from Gale Ahren January 2000
from Joe Hamby January 2000
from Betty Dupre - January 2000
from Dan Swiney - January 2000
from Robbie Carter - January 2000
Late To Debate???
Articles By Sherry Swiney
Article on Concentration Camps in America: "Americans Surpass
Nazis in National Fraud" - The Public Television documentary also revealed
the horrors of human medical experimentation of new drugs and surgical
procedures in Nazi prisons. This may well have been speaking of our own
to Judge Rochester May 1997 This letter was written before the
forensic evidence of actual innocence was found [10 years after the trial
Screams for Justice - Dec. 28, 1998 - Letter to Don Siegleman
immediately after he became Governor. Patrick had high hopes about
Governor Siegleman then. Today [June 2001], we all know better...
Benz in Alabama June 1999
Correspondence With Key Press July 1999
to Assistant Attorney General USDOJ July 4, 1999 - No man is
above the law.
to Florida Justice Institute Aug. 1999
to United Nations High Commission for Human Rights - Oct. 24, 1999
Justice in the US - UN High Commission for Human Rights - Mar. 13, 2000
Docs confiscated - UN High Commission for Human Rights - Mar. 20, 2000
rejects certified/registered envelope - March 20, 2000
to Birmingham News - May 18, 2001
to Judge William A. Shashy - 5/25/01 - Here is Patrick's
letter to the 11th Circuit Court Judge regarding Alabama's prison overcrowding
crisis. It is written with such passion for Justice, it is a must
to Prime Minister of Norway - 5/28/01 - Here is Patrick's
letter asking for political asylum. Our requests for Justice and
Freedom, anywhere in the world, have continued for the past 5 years.
Perhaps Norway will respond favorably. At least Norway's eyes are
more open than the U.S. "The eyes of truth are always watching...."
to Poland - June 17, 2001
to US News & World Report July 1998
to District Attorney Oct. 1998
the Difficulty in Getting Fair Media Coverage - July 1998
- John Swinton, former Chief of Staff of the most powerful and prestigious
newspaper on earth, The New York Times, when asked to give a toast to the
"free press" at the New York Press Club stated: "We are the jumping jacks,
they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and
our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes.
Case of Patrick Swiney Mar. 1999
Show Anger in the Courts June 1999
Prison Abuse July 1999
United Nations High Commission for Human Rights - Oct. 31, 1999
to Attorneys for Petitioner-Appellant Dec. 29, 1999
to Swedish Immigration Board - September 9, 2000
on Prison Abuse - Dec. 2000
Request May 19, 2000 - 18th Judicial Circuit (Shelby County, AL)
- as of June 24, 2001 no response
Request September 24, 2000 - 18th Judicial Circuit (Shelby County,
AL) - as of June 24, 2001 no response