James Prindle’s situation is a good case in point. One of the most potentially damaging aspects of his case is that his parents have abandoned James to the wolves. This creates the impression that his parents think he is guilty. In the absence of any incriminating evidence whatsoever, their abandonment is the sole thing the prosecution has available to use to frame James for the rape and convince a credulous jury that he should be punished for it.
Yet, thanks to our publicity, his mother reached out to us through the Diary and stated, “I have always had my doubts.” (Unfortunately, she has still not mustered the moral courage to defy her abusive, drug-dealing husband and stand by her son.)
Thanks to our publicity, one of James’ cousins on his father’s side of the family has begun writing to him and has told us, “The James I knew loved family above all else. He is not capable of committing such a crime. He would not do that to his sister, or anyone else. He does not have the mindset to do that.”
Thanks to our publicity, James’ paternal grandparents have begun visiting him. James has said his grandparents believe he is innocent. They told him, “We know you’re not lying about this. We see your sincerity and know in our hearts that you didn’t rape your sister.”
Because of publicity, a boy who had been abandoned by his entire family is now learning that he is not as alone as he once believed. Because of publicity, we are raising the money we need to bring a skilled and experienced attorney to his defense. Because of this new dynamic, his attorney is providing the information we need to build a greater base of support for an innocent child who would otherwise have been offered up as an expedient sacrifice.
(Oh yes… those banker boxes full of the state’s “evidence” against James? His lawyer has gone through everything, and he tells us there is not a single shred of evidence supporting the state’s case. James Prindle is absolutely innocent as we have been saying all along.)
Now we need to get the media in Memphis asking the questions that were not asked in Pennsylvania: how can an honest system justify the wrongful prosecution—the callous persecution—of a child who should be protected in a civilized society?
We have still not met our monthly goal for James’ legal defense—we are still $1,200 short. Will you please consider making a gift at this time through PayPal and direct it to info-at-wandervogel-dot-com?
With your help we will succeed in pursuing a better way to achieving justice for James and other kids who are being failed by those who should be protecting them.