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***W.E. A.L.L. B.E. News Special: The Curious Case of Curtis Flowers***

W.E. A.L.L. B.E. TV: Startling Confession To Curtis Flowers' Mom From Murder Victim's Daughter...A Must Listen!!! 7/14/2010


In 1999, during a recess at the third Curtis Flowers trial in Gulfport, MS, Ms. Lola Flowers, the mother of Curtis Flowers, got a startling and very disturbing confession from Mrs. Roxanne Ballard, the daughter of murder victim and business owner Bertha Tardy…Roxanne Ballard originally told the police that Curtis Flowers killed her mom and her three employees at the Tardy Furniture Store on July 16, 1996…What is strange about that accusation is that Roxanne never met Curtis before and only based her assumption on his last paycheck being on her slain mother’s office desk…Roxanne comes clean with Ms. Flowers by allegedly telling her the following: “We don’t think Curtis kill them but we believe he know who

On June 7, 2010, Curtis Flowers became the first capital defendant in U.S. Judicial History to be tried 6 times for the same crime with the same evidence.

For More Information On The
Curtis Flowers Case Check Out The Following:

W.E. A.L.L. B.E. TV: "The Crucifixion Of Curtis Flowers: Tried 6 Times For The Same Crime & Sentenced To Death!!!" 7/14/2010



W.E. A.L.L. B.E. TV: "The Persecution Of Curtis Flowers: Only Person In U.S. History Tried 6 Times For The Same Crime!!!" 5/5/2010



Please Read!!! 24 Things You Need To Know About The Curtis Flowers Case:


Friends Of Justice


R2C2H2 Tha Artivist: Ain’t No Sunshine In Flowers VI For Defendant (Updated)

"The penalty for laughing in a courtroom is six months in jail; if it were not for this penalty, the jury would never hear the evidence."

"The world always makes the assumption that the exposure of an error is identical with the discovery of truth--that the error and truth are simply opposite. They are nothing of the sort. What the world turns to, when it is cured of one error, is usually simply another error, and maybe one worse than the first one."
~H. L. Mencken

On June 7, 2010, Curtis Flowers became the first person in U.S. Judicial History to be tried 6 times on the same evidence. He is accused of the quadruple murders of his former employer, Bertha Tardy, and her three employees (Robert Golden, Carmen Rigby, & Derrick 'Bobo' Stewart) at her business, Tardy Furniture, on the morning of July 16, 1996, in Winona, MS. There is no clear evidence, fingerprints, DNA or otherwise, tying Curtis Flowers to the scene of the crime.

On June 18, 2010, Curtis Flowers was found guilty on all four counts of first degree murder by a jury of 11 whites and one black. It took the jury less than 27 minutes to decide Curtis Flowers' fate. On June 19, 2010, Curtis Flowers was sentenced to death by lethal injection by the state of Mississippi.

Montgomery County by the way is 45% Black and 55% White. They say that justice delayed is justice denied and by no means is this justice, just 14 years and six trails of pure frustration and futility. Bro. Curtis did not have a fighting chance from the outset. A majority of the jurors thought him to be guilty even before they were selected as jurors and that is easily displayed by the swiftness of their judgment/verdict. Many of the jurors should have not been selected because they were either related to some of the victims or were friends/admirers of the victims and their families respectively.

According to Ray Charles Carter, the lead attorney for Curtis Flowers’ defense, they “lost the case in voir dire or the jury selection process due to the prosecutor’s and judge’s obsession with precluding and/or preventing the defense from getting a diverse jury. In Flowers VI, I believe the jury failed to deliberate because their minds were made up before the trial, and they basically went back in the deliberation room and complied with the prosecution’s closing argument command of arbitrarily and capriciously filling out the verdict form to declare Mr. Flowers guilty.”

In addition, Carter stated that “honesty in terms of how they felt about capital punishment” was a key factor that kept Blacks off the jury: “we still have the problem with many Blacks stating during jury selection that they’re unable to vote for death or sit in judgment of others.” Another factor that Ray Carter elaborated on was the Blacks’ fear of retaliation from the White community of Winona by “getting in trouble or losing their jobs if they served as jurors at this trial.”

And these previous reasons are why there was only one Black juror on the jury for Flowers VI because many Blacks when summoned said that they didn’t believe in the death penalty or did not show up because they were afraid of losing their menial jobs or what little standing they had from fear of the White community’s retaliatory tactics. The one Black juror that did served by some accounts could be called a token Negro, an almost Boondocks ‘Uncle Ruckus’ character by some observers…Unlike many other Blacks in town he went along with the belief that Curtis was the guilty culprit and had no problem in sentencing another person to death. To hide their institutional prejudices, the token Black juror according to one observer was “treated like a KING for the duration of the trial”:

“I watched them as they waited or stepped aside to let him go first as they entered and exited the jury box, smiled at him, patted him on the back, et al. For a short period of time, he likely saw a Mississippi he never witnessed before.”

The jury in my opinion could best be described as a judicial lynch mob deputized by an out of order just us system. Curtis Flowers has been subjected to a judicial kangaroo court and circus six times over that could probably be considered a new rung altogether in Dante’s Inferno…His six trials of legalized mayhem and sheer mockery must be like a hellish Groundhog Day that has run amok, always beginning with the same hope and always ending on the same sour note…He is like a ball of yarn being tortured within the clawed clutches of a schizophrenically sociopathic state machination philosophy/myth known as “law and order.”

Juror intimidation has been a major theme in all six Curtis Flowers trials...For example, in Flowers Trial V, James Bibbs, a decorated Vietnam War Veteran, retired school teacher and respected football referee, was  accused of perjury by the trial judge, Joseph Loper, arrested and spent one night in jail with a bond set at $20,000 for refusing to find Curtis Flowers guilty and for being the only juror voting to acquit the accused of all charges (ending the trial in a hung jury)...The perjury charge was eventually dropped by the Mississippi Attorney General's Office but the damage was already done...Bibbs was traumatized by the experience:
 “The judge got real loud, and he said ‘you are lying, you committed perjury.’ I was disappointed, all these years you do all these things for the community, then you are called a liar like that out in the public, it was degrading.”

To add further salt to an already grossly infected and caustic wound it was revealed on the July 14, 2010, edition of W.E. A.L.L. B.E. Radio by Curtis Flowers’ mother, Mrs. Lola Flowers, that Roxanne Ballard, Bertha Tardy’s daughter and the original accuser of Curtis Flowers who by the way never met Curtis before the fateful and tragic day of the murders and only based her assumption on his last paycheck being on her slain mother’s office desk…Roxanne comes clean with Ms. Flowers when she approached her during a recess at the 1999 Gulfport, MS, trial to offer her food and instead gave Ms. Flowers food for thought when she allegedly confessed to her the following:
 "We don't think Curtis kill them but we believe he know who

 In other words, Curtis didn’t do it, but she felt that someone had to be punished for the horrendous crimes!!!

Mrs. Flowers also stated on the same program that Curtis Flowers did not hunt and had no working knowledge on how to use a gun. With all four victims having received proficient execution style shots to the head, the crimes looked more like a professional hit than the musings of an amateur…Former Jackson, MS, police chief Robert Johnson, a man with 28 years of police experience and 34 years overall criminal justice experience, called it “the worst investigation [he had] ever seen”...No other suspects were even considered in the investigation although there was strong evidence to suggest that maybe Curtis' uncle, Doyle Simpson, should have been a person of interest in the original investigation since his gun, .380 automatic, was allegedly stolen from his car (which was purportedly near the scene of the crime) and is similar to the weapon used in the killings. Ballistics experts were able to match bullets fired into a post in Doyle Simpson’s mother’s backyard to the bullets at the scene of the crime. The .380 automatic was never found...The only circumstantial evidence that was found allegedly tying Curtis Flowers to the crime scene was a bloodied size 10 1/2 shoe print that came from a Grant Hill Fila shoe which was very poplar during that time...Curtis' girlfriend Connie Moore son owned a pair but she stated that he left the shoebox at her home and took the shoes with him to his dad's house where he was living at the time...Nevertheless the police and prosecution stated that the shoebox left at his girlfriend's home proved that he owned a pair of the shoes which he didn't.

In addition, Curtis Flowers has been nothing short of a model prisoner throughout this entire horrible ordeal, having not one disciplinary action/sanction taken against him since being wrongly incarcerated almost 17 years ago...As a matter of fact he is very popular among inmates and correctional officers alike for his friendly demeanor and consistently upbeat positive attitude...One correctional officer went so far as to suggest that in his opinion that Curtis Flowers was the most exceptional young man to ever put on a pair of pants because of his extraordinary character...Curtis Flowers seems to be a real life version of Michael Clarke Duncan's character John Coffey from the movie "The Green Mile," a true gentle Black giant of a man with a heart of gold who is misunderstood, vilified and crucified by a society built upon racism and white supremacy at all cost...Even a criminal psychologist in the last trial stated that no one can routinely act like this for nearly 14 years without any cracks showing through the facade...

So I ask why is the state of Mississippi wasting taxpayers' money persecuting an innocent man?

The effort is underway for a push for a Flowers VII...With VII being a holy number, mercifully some divine intervention will be provided in favor of Bro. Curtis!!! W.E. A.L.L. B.E. News will keep you posted.

Ronald Herd II aka Bro. Ron aka R2C2H2 Tha Artivist is the founder of The W.E. A.L.L. B.E. Group Inc. (,a non-profit dedicated to educational, cultural and economic empowerment from an African American perspective, he is also the founder and host of  the popular information movement W.E. A.L.L. B.E. News, Radio & TV  (, & author of the award winning James Reese Europe: Jazz Lieutenant ( He can be reached at

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