'Sorry for Participating in the System of Vast Unequal Power Based on Race': White Prosecutor Apologizes for Wrongful Conviction of Glenn Ford in Bullshit Trial with All White Jury & Judge - 30 Years waiting to die on Death Row for Murder of White Woman
"People who classify themselves as White, who wish to be taken seriously, and who are righteous and responsible, will only talk about ending White Supremacy (Racism) and replacing it with Justice." [MORE]
From [HERE] and [HERE] It was a long journey of conscience for a former Louisiana prosecutor. He went from celebrating a death sentence with rounds of drinks three decades ago to writing an anguished, open letter of apology after the convicted man was recently declared innocent and set free.
"I apologize to Glenn Ford for all the misery I have caused him and his family," A.M. Stroud III, a white man [in photo], wrote in a letter published in The Times of Shreveport. "I apologize to the family of Mr. Rozeman for giving them the false hope of some closure."
Ford is the exonerated Black man released earlier this month from the Louisiana State Penitentiary after serving just shy of 30 years on death row. Isadore Rozeman was the elderly white victim who was killed in a 1983 robbery by somebody else.
Ford was convicted by an all-white jury following a trial riddled with unreliable and fabricated testimony. Witnesses included a coroner who did not actually examine the victim’s body testified about the time of death and a police officer who is not a fingerprint expert testified that a print matched to Ford. [MORE]
Stroud's letter also was a condemnation of the state's decision to oppose compensating the now cancer-stricken Ford for three decades lost. It was also a firm statement against capital punishment.
"Glenn Ford deserves every penny owed to him under the compensation statute," Stroud wrote. "This case is another example of the arbitrariness of the death penalty. I now realize, all too painfully, that as a young 33-year-old prosecutor, I was not capable of making a decision that could have led to the killing of another human being."