Jul 022012
 

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By Jeffrey Collins of New York (USA)
June 24, 2012

After reading this well written book [Louisiana v. Vincent Simmons: Frame-up in Avoyelles Parish] by Ms. [Katja] Pumm, I can very much say that she really did her research into a system that is mostly one-sided and very much saturated with lies. I believe that there are not too many people who can write a book about an individual’s innocence and the injustice of the criminal system without experiencing it first-hand. But, Ms. Pumm’s book actually comes really close and I think that is because she has put her heart into it.

I am an individual who has spent twenty (20) years in prison for a crime I did not commit, and that injustice continues as I write this review. So, I do see and understand the plight of Mr. Simmons.

The very first inquiry into a criminal case is the most trustworthy. An individual who looks (investigates) into a criminal case can be certain to find the truth of what happened and if the accused is indeed responsible.

The three (3) alleged victims in the Simmons case were indeed hiding something. I felt that they were untruthful about the gun and knowing the defendant’s name. It is a known fact, once you lie, you have to continue to lie or else the truth will reveal its self in due time. So the three alleged victims had to continue in their untruthfulness, when they were given support by those in authority, which were also family members and politicians.

What should be an eye opener for people who do not really understand what goes on within the legal system, is the fact that a man (Mr. Simmons) could receive 99 [100] years for a charge of attempted aggravated rape of two females, when such a charge was never voted on by the ‘Grand Jury’ who has to vote a true bill before an accused can plea to a charge. Also, if the facts given by the alleged victims state that they were raped, where does attempt fit into the charge?

For those lay individuals of the legal system, in order of a District Attorney to amend an indictment (Change of Charge), it has to present the amendment to the grand jury for them to vote on a superseding indictment. They are not supposed to just change the charge without going through the proper procedures first. But as Ms. Pumm pointed out, this is one of the many abuses that are taking place in the ‘legal’ system to this day. And it goes unnoticed by lay individuals. One of the main reasons why it continues is due to there being no accountability, or shall I say very little accountability by those who violate the law.

The law does not care about the truth of the matter at hand as [an] individual may assume. Law is only concerned with rights and interest of property. This is laws’ (constitutions’) main focus, property rights. Criminal law, as it is called derived from property rights law, which is commercial law. Therefore, criminal law is ‘Legal’ Rules and Procedures of Commercial Law. So, the key to understanding the very much complex criminal law, you must begin with understanding law merchant… They are intertwined.

I thank you, Ms. Pumm, for first being understanding to the plight of those innocent in prison and for this wonderful book.

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Apr 182011
 

Louisiana v. Vincent Simmons: Frame-up in Avoyelles Parish

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Hello,

My name is Katja Pumm. Thank you for visiting the Louisiana v. Vincent Simmons blog. It is meant to be a follow-up on the true crime book Louisiana v. Vincent Simmons: Frame-up in Avoyelles Parish, which was published on April 6, 2011. I worked many years on the case and its background trying to find out what really happened. One thing is certain: There is not anything like a fully complete story. The book only can contain what I knew by the time I submitted the manuscript for printing. Because I do not possess any clairvoyant abilities, and the case is still unfinished business, I intend to add relevant news to the story on this blog.

Louisiana v. Vincent Simmons: Frame-up in Avoyelles Parish reveals how the political system furthers wrongful convictions and why exculpatory evidence does not always free innocent prisoners. I think the About page is a good place to start reading. Visit the book trailer and have a look inside the 376 pages on the Preview page. A case summary with documents and more are on the Innocent in Prison Project International website at http://cases.iippi.org/vincent-alfred-simmons/.

The blog enables you to comment each post. So, if there is something that comes to your mind while reading my lines and you want to share it, I would be happy to read from you here.

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