Eighteen years and 78 days -- that’s how long the young men known as the West Memphis Three spent in prison for crimes they almost certainly didn’t commit.
On Australia’s Gold Coast, a 22-mile- long (35-kilometer) stretch of beaches named Surfers Paradise and Rainbow Bay, Neil Rech opened a surf shop in December and unwittingly disturbed the peace.
Amy Berg, the director of “West of Memphis,” said Saturday that she will present Arkansas authorities with new evidence in a notorious murder case.
Humans respond to incentives, as every economist knows. For evidence, consider Howard, a hypercompetitive litigator with a volcanic temper.
While “fiscal cliff” negotiations may produce high drama for journalists and partisans as well as desperate uncertainty from Main Street to Wall Street, they are an absolute gold mine for wordsmiths.