Donald Riley RevisitedI posted on the parole hearing and impending release of Donald Riley.
The Precinct Chair is pretty upset about the upcomming release of Donald Riley who was convicted of murdering Marine Lance Cpl. Tarron Dixon while he was home on leave. I must admit that initially upon hearing this I didn't share Gregs outrage about Riley's impending parole. I just figured the courts and the parole board knew what they were doing. However Dixon's family was never given an opportunity to address the parole board. Politically charged hate crime laws always seemed silly to me, because racially motivated crimes should be a part of the normal sentencing and parole concideratons. The courts acted responcebly giving Riley an approriate life sentence. Texas rules allow for parole after one forth of the sentence is served. with time of ffor good behavior. A life sentance is calculated to be 60 years. Given the nature of Riley's crime it is entirely unreasonable to release him in the minimal possible time of 13 years. The guideliness are made to fit the the most optimistic conditions. Dixon's family not only deserved an oportunity to give input, and they were denied.I recieved the folowing comment.
I can understand the Dixon family being upset for the release of who
they think murdered their son. It is amazing to me how so many people want to
put theirselves out there to keep a man in prison when they have no idea as to
what the truth really is!!!! I am the wife of Donald Riley, and it amazes me how
onesided the media can be. What the media has not told you is that my husband
has claimed his innocence since day one.......what the Dixon's have failed to
tell you is 2 days after the shooting, 2 women, unassociated with my husband
came forward to tell the father, of the victim, THEIR friend told them her
boyfriend shot and robbed this young man, and also told the father, in detail
about the jewlery taken from the victim, which was later located at a local pawn
shop, under the "boyfriends" name!!! My husband has been granted an appeal and
it is set for October 14th. In addition there is a substancial amount of
evidence that will be presented at that time to prove his innocence beyond a
reasonable doubt. If you guys will do a little research you will find a lot of
holes in this case! It is all public acssess, so instead of writing something
that sounds good, why dont you act like a grown up reporter and write the truth,
and while your at it, learn how to spell appropriately! Your reporting is like
your spelling..........very sloppy, and totally unprofessional!
I responded (using my normal heaping helping of typos, mispellings, and grammatical mistakes) that I was a blogger, who notes, and comments not a reporter. I also informed her that I don't get paid therefore I am not a proffesional. I also told her I would work on my spelling if she would work on her reading comprehension.
Trace seems quick to accuse others at being loose with facts indicates that her husband has been granted an appeal. He has been granted a hearing to decide whether there is enough evidence to warrent an appeal.
Trace Riley also commented at Nothing in Particular :
I am the wife of Donald Riley. Everything you stated in this article is so far from the truth. If you want a “real” story, research this whole story, dont write what you hear! Then you might have one hell of a story on your hands!!!Last I heard all of this was public knowledge, so what will it hurt to do a little research!? Read the court records! I promise you, his innocence will soon be proven! Texas does not allow appeals very often unless there is strong evidence!My husband is an innocent man,and there IS a murderer who has gotten away for almost 13 years. Justice will beserved!
I thought her typos curious concidering her critisism of mine. There were a lot of links in this Blog Post and in the Comments that I found interesting. Some of these links provide insight to just what kind of man Donald Riley is. This one tells of his connections to civic organizations.
Although not widely reported, Donald Worth Riley belonged to the Aryan Brotherhood, a White supremacist gang that got its start in West Coast prisons in the 1960's. The group reportedly engages in extortion and drug operations in prisons and provides "protection" to its members. Like Riley, many Aryan Brotherhood members wear an identifying tattoo consisting of a Nazi swastika and SS lightening bolt and they all have an intense hatred of Blacks and Jews. Prospective members are told about society's ills in grossly exaggerated terms and then provided with easy scapegoats. Hateful literature which claims that blacks are genetically inferior and savage-like and which portrays Jews as greedy vermin is used to promote the gang and recruit members.
Nice guy huh?
or how About this one?
Riley was only 19 at the time of the shooting but had three drug-related convictions and was on parole when he and other Brazoria County teens came to Houston with what law officers said was the intent to commit a hate crime.
Lets see if I got this right, He is 19 years old, with three drug convictions and a member of the Aryan Brotherhood, and was on parole when he and other Brazoria County teens came to Houston to, as Riley told police in 1991, "(expletive) with some niggers."
I'm curious about the circumstances of Trace's and Donald's Marriage. An ad has him looking for a female companion.
FREE: 1 heart, honest and true. With a little repair it could be good as new. Write for details.
Hello, my name is Donald "Donnie" Riley. I am 31 years old, 165 lbs., 5´8" tall, with brown hair and brown eyes. I work out with weights daily. I love body-building. I am a college student who is majoring in business/computer science. I am also a leather artist. I make belts, wallets, purses, and saddles.
I am in prison for accessory to murder, a crime I did not do. I went to trial believing in the system and it didn´t work for me. I have continued my fight for freedom, and recently (5-2003) my attorney discovered the evidence to prove my innocence. I come up for parole 4/2003, but could be out before then due to appeal. I´ve spent a lot of time in prison for a crime I didn´t do. During this time I have learned a lot about life and it has made me a better man. I´ve been hurt and disappointed a lot in my life by friends, family, and, yes... Women. I am a good person who is honest and true. I don´t play games with the heart because I know from experience how much it hurts to be heartbroken.
I am looking for a single female (white, Hispanic, or Asian), 18-40, to correspond with. I want a sincere person. Someone honest and true who knows what they want in life. Is this you? Please include picture.
He is lying in this ad also. He was convicted of murder and not as an accessory. His info indicated his sentence was until 2010 at the latest. He recieved a life sentence. Was Trace a respondant to this ad? Did she marry him while he was in jail?
Hmm.. he doesn't seem intrested in Black or Jewish women. Somehow I'm not surprised. If Lacey wants to present her husbands case to the public, I would suggest that she provide links to counter anything I or any other blogger have to offer. Even better would be to set up her own blog, I will even help her set it up.
I've ripped off a lot of links and quotes from Nothing in Particular. Its a great site