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The high-priced education of Marty Stroud
The high-priced education of Marty Stroud

A few words about the high-priced education of Marty Stroud. Thirty-one years ago, A.M. "Marty" Stroud III was a prosecutor in Louisiana's Caddo Parish. He was arrogant, narcissistic, judgmental and full of himself. This assessment of Mr. Stroud's character, you should know, comes from Mr. Stroud himself. It is contained in a remarkable letter to the editor of the Shreveport Times regarding a 65-year-old black man named Glenn Ford whom Mr. Stroud tried for murder in 1984. When the all-white jury sentenced Mr. Ford to death, Mr. Stroud and his team went out drinking to celebrate. Meantime, Mr. Ford went to Louisiana's notorious Angola prison. Last year, he was...