The Voices for Justice Concert is playing tonight on Sirius Radio with special guest, the incomparable Johnny Depp, along with Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder along with many other great talents. I can hardly wait!
An exclusive one hour presentation of “Voices for Justice” concert and rally supporting the West Memphis Three (more about them below)
Tonight 7:00 pm ET (Sept. 4, 2010)
Sirus XM Radio on the Spectrum Channel
Performances from an all-star group of musicians, including Johnny Depp, Eddie Vedder, Natalie Maines, Patti Smith, and the first-ever broadcast of Fistful of Mercy, the new band comprised of Ben Harper, Dhani Harrison and Joseph Arthur, plus others who took the stage in Little Rock, AR.
The Voices for Justice is a now historic concert that was originally recorded in Little Rock, AR on August 28, 2010, and was put together by the support group Arkansas Take Action to raise awareness for the West Memphis Three.
West Memphis Three is a now famous court case involving three teenagers who were jailed more than 16 years ago for a crime many believe they did not commit and are believed to have been wrongfully convicted so are trying to have their case re-heard in Arkansas courts.
Damien Echols (one of the West Memphis Three) has said that DNA testing years after their incarceration has shown a hair at the crime scene matched one of the boy’s fathers.
Echols attorney wants a new trial based on that. His wife says it’s just a matter of time before he’s free.
“We can’t lose. Everything we have is airtight, we’re right,” says Lorri Davis. “And when we put it before a judge he’s going to be freed soon.”
The state argues the DNA testing alone isn’t enough to prove Echols’ innocence.
One of the other two suspects confessed to the crime but attorneys argue it was coerced.
Read more on the West Memphis Three