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    Fair and Just / Corruption and Cover up ?

     

    To the North Carolina General Assembly

    North Carolina residents, as well as other Americans and Canadians, allowed WRAL-TV Station and the courts of North Carolina Judicial System into their homes in the spring of 2011. We were able to “tune in” and watch the murder trial of Brad Cooper as the trial was conducted in the Wake County courtroom in Raleigh, North Carolina. The experience of being “exposed to a real murder trial opened up a lot of our minds as to just how the court system works and what may or may not happen in a court of law. At the end of this trial a lot of us had more questions and concerns than answers. As Amanda Lamb, (author of the book recently written about this trial *Love Lies*) said in a radio interview with Burl Barer (outlawcrime(dot) com) on January 14, 2012, Americans are “angry and bitter” about what happened.

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    I believe a more appropriate explanation could be/would be/should be that there are a lot of people who are “disturbed and quite concerned” about how Brad Cooper, the accused Canadian, was indicted, tried and convicted of 1st degree murder without any evidence proved in court that he did it. He was sentenced to life in prison for life without parole.

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    We, the people and supporters of Brad Cooper, want to voice our concern to the public and also direct our concern to the North Carolina General Assembly, about how Brad Cooper was NOT provided a “fair and just trial” in the courts of Wake County in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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    The following statement from the “Justice for Brad Cooper” website sums up what really took place. “In a rush to judgment by the police, a clique of friends, and a community, an innocent man has been accused, tried and wrongly convicted of first degree murder”.

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    This website was formed by a group of concerned citizens and was activated in June 2011. The website has attracted a lot of people and continues to grow.

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    The website consists of board members and is registered with the State of North Carolina. The website offers videos, summaries, evidence, refuted information, timeline events, related links, media and FAQ for people to view about both the murder investigation and the murder trial which took place.

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    The mission statement indicated on this website is as follows:

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                Our Mission

    “It is the mission of Justice for Brad to provide accurate and irrefutable facts that will enable the public to see that Brad Cooper did not receive a fair trial, as guaranteed under the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution; to encourage a fair and just appeals process; to educate the public so that we can ensure that innocent people are not found guilty in a court of law, and all defendants are given a fair trial; and to encourage an informed public to elect fair and unbiased judges and district attorneys.”

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    One of the best sections of this website and probably the most important and a “must see for everyone to view” was added on December 21, 2011 which is:

    *Top 100 things wrong about the Cooper Case*

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    The list can be viewed at the Justice For Brad website and I would encourage each of you to be sure and read them. View here:                       
    http://justiceforbradcooper.wordpress.com/201...

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    The "100 THINGS WRONG" blog post describes an investigation and trial which was held in our own Judicial System in Wake County,

    North Carolina.  This kind of list should NEVER be availabe from

    any kind of trial. This is neither a good or professional list that should be connected to any court system.

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    Below are some things that should have been questioned in the trial of Brad Cooper. Some are still without answers and certainly not issues that anyone would expect to be a part of any Judicial System.

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    WAS THERE

    Corruption and Cover up ?

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    Choices and Consequences ?

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    Wrongful Conviction and Prosecutorial Misconduct ?

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    Evidence or Illusions ?

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    Facts or fiction ?

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    Truth or gossip ?

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    There has been a lot of corruption and cover up which has surfaced in a lot of places across our country and unfortunately, North Carolina is “no exception”.

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    We, the people of North Carolina, request that the North Carolina General Assembly review what happened in the Brad Cooper Trial, and follow up with what should be required on each and every trial which is heard in a court of law.

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    You, the General Assembly, can make a difference in what takes place in North Carolina Courtrooms.

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    Trials held in a court of law should follow the law and be based on nothing except the truth and what is legal and lawful.

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    Wrongful convictions and prosecutorial misconduct have no place in any Judicial System.

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    Brad Cooper was convicted on a *42 second google search* which was NOT proved in court that he even did the google search, even

    though the FBI expert told the police to verify that the search occurred on his computer.  They neglected to do that and thus, it was NOT PROVEN.  It is a known fact, when dealing with computer evidence,

    that it MUST be verified by a 3rd party to prove the accused did what they are alleging.  Cary Police was already dealing with Google on other

    issues related to this trial so the only explanation for not doing this was that they knew the search COULD NOT BE TRACED TO BRAD and it is likely because they, themselves planted it or knew who did.

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    Texas criminal attorney, Jeremy Rosenthal

    shared the following statement on his website blog. The biggest challenge for the prosecutor is to ‘put the Defendant’s fingers on the keyboard.’  In other words, the prosecutor must show that the computer crime, if any, was committed by the Defendant and not someone else on the same computer.”

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    For more info you can click on the link below:

    (http://justiceforbradcooper.wordpress.com/2012/01/13/computer-evidence-must-be-verified-to-stand-up-in-court/ )
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    The prosecutors in Wake County did not prove that Brad Cooper made the “42 second google search” but the jury convicted Brad Cooper of 1st degree murder which was based on the “42 second google search”, according to the Jury Foreman.

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    Brad Cooper was NOT provided a Fair and Just Trial.

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    Below is a Link to a Petition which has been signed by supporters who also agree that Brad Cooper was not given a Fair and Just Trial.

    http://www.change.org/petitions/north-carolina-judicial-system-and-north-carolina-general-assembly-make-sure-that-those-who-are-accused-get-a-fair-and-just-trial

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    Below are other links and comments concerning what took place in the courts of North Carolina.

    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-604838

    http://www.topix.com/forum/city/cary-nc/T27J4KSRRT0P58LH6/p60

    We, the people, expect our North Carolina Judicial System and all government agencies to uphold their jobs and responsibilities in a professional, legal and lawful manner so that those who actually commit crimes are the ones who are punished instead of sending innocent people to prison for a crime that they did not do while allowing criminals to run free.

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    The citizens of North Carolina expect to be protected from those who are a danger to our society based on evidence which was proved in court that the accused was indeed the person who committed the crime in question and not someone who just got

    "caught up in the system" because someone did not do their job.

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    Please read the links provided and view the trial at WRAL (dot) com under Brad Cooper, since"seeing is believing" what actually took place in the Wake County Courts.

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    Thank you for taking the time to read this. I would urge you to please push for an investigation into the obvious police misconduct that occurred in this case because at this point, citizens have NO RECOURSE against the apparent corrruption and the Attorney General office is NOT DOING ANYTHING ABOUT IT.  We are requesting your assistance in this very serious and important matter for the sake of North Carolina and the people who live here. 

    Brad Cooper Supporters / (for a fair and just trial)

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