On November 20, 2010, Laurie Bembenek died, following a brief battle with liver cancer. Her pardon application had languished before Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle's pardon advisory board for two years. When public pressure mounted on Doyle, in the closing days of his administration, to do the right thing, Doyle's lack of a spine and a conscience became obvious. First, he claimed that she had to appear at a pardon hearing. Then he announced he was doing away with pardon hearings during the last six weeks of his term, only to change his mind the next day and reinstate hearings. The next lame excuse was a claim that Laurie's pardon application was incomplete, that she had failed to notify the DA and the judge and get forms completed by them. But Laurie's steadfast investigator, Ira Robins, had personally served notice on both the DA and the judge. So while Florida's Gov. Charlie Crist pardoned the late Jim Morrison of the Doors for exposing himself at a concert 40 years ago, Wis. Gov. Jim Doyle grasped at one bogus excuse after another, to avoid pardoning a woman who was sacrificed to protect so many law enforcement, crime lab and legal careers.
The state's intent, of course, is to shovel the dirt covering Laurie's grave over the unconscionable crimes committed under color of law and in the name of "justice" to frame her for a murder she didn't commit. They presume they are safe from exposure now. They are wrong. Ira Robins has undertaken the task of making public all the evidence of Laurie's innocence and the guilt of everyone from the trigger man who committed the crime to the crooked cops who planted evidence, the prosecutors who hid evidence of Laurie's innocence and the crime lab analysts who altered tests to back up the prosecution. Find out what really happened. Why? Because it can happen to YOU.
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