More Photos From Cory Maye’s Homecoming

Monday, July 25th, 2011

Yes, I tried the raccoon. It was good. Stringy, greasy, and rich. Tasted a bit like pot roast.

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21 Responses to “More Photos From Cory Maye’s Homecoming”

  1. #1 |  Bronwyn | 

    Almost as good as being there. Thank you, Radley, for sharing this.

  2. #2 |  Marty | 

    I got dust in my eye!

  3. #3 |  Lorraine Fay | 

    Wonderful to see!

  4. #4 |  Graham Powell | 

    Mr. Balko, you should be very proud of yourself for all your work in Mr. Maye’s case. I know you’ll say that others helped, but you were the prime mover.

  5. #5 |  Boyd Durkin | 

    What a truly amazing feeling it must be to be a part of Cory’s return (however big or small).

  6. #6 |  Jesme | 

    Mmmm…coon. My daddy used to cook coon. It’s delicious. Wish I had some now. Beats this tuna melt I just finished…:-)

    So glad for Mr. Maye and his family.

  7. #7 |  wannabe | 

    outstanding!! congrats to Cory and to Radley who, I suspect, helped in this endeavor.

  8. #8 |  JorgXMcKie | 

    The best thing is how ordinary it all looked. Hopefully his life will get back to ‘ordinary’ — surrounded by family and friends.

  9. #9 |  Cory Maye Comes Home (Photos) - INGunOwners | 

    […] how it corrupts everything it touches Cory Maye is finally out of prison. Photos from the event: More Photos From Cory Maye’s Homecoming | The Agitator For those that do not know the background: Cory Maye – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Case […]

  10. #10 |  John C. Randolph | 

    I’m just slicing onions, that’s all it is…


  11. #11 |  RomanCandle | 

    Things to do after getting out of jail for a crime you didn’t commit:

    1. Hug kids
    2. Ride ATVs
    3. BBQ!

    Congratulations to Corey Maye: a great American!

  12. #12 |  winston smith | 

    good karma to all involved! i ate raccoon a number of years ago and it tasted like you described. tasty!!!

  13. #13 |  Ash | 

    Mr. Balko,

    This one triumph alone makes you a great journalist, American, and person. You deserve a Pulitzer.

  14. #14 |  TC | 

    Hanging around for as long as I have, sorta makes one feel a part of this event. Small as it is, fer sure puffs me up when Radley appears on the tele or just writes another knock out item.

    Cory if you read this just know that there are many folks that consider you a friend, even though we have never met and probably won’t.

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  16. #16 |  Medicine Man | 

    I wish Mr. Maye the best of luck on getting his life back on track after being imprisoned for a decade. It won’t be easy but he has a shot.

    And you, Mr. Balko, deserve credit for seeing this through. It takes a lot of balls to defy uniformed official-dom on the behalf of a black man who shot a cop. I’m pretty sure that 10 years ago I would have simply accepted the official story and not thought twice about a guy like Cory Maye.

    You know what the really screwed up thing about this whole story is? It didn’t have to happen. The police’s choice of tactics got an officer fatally shot and made a felon of a man who, in the heat of the moment, thought he was exercising his basic right to self-defense. He was on death row; it could have cost them both their lives. For what?

    Again, I wish Cory Maye and his family the best of luck.

  17. #17 |  Juanita Mayes | 

    Great pictures Radley! I am so glad that I had the opportunity to meet you! You are an angel here on earth. If you had not given Cory a voice things would have turned out differently… I thank you and his whole team of lawyers for not giving up on him and continuing to be persistent even when things seemed like an impossible hill to climb. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

    May God continue to bless you and allow you to touch other peoples lives like you did for Cory. Its an amazing Victory to witness!

  18. #18 |  jerry | 

    its terrible that this man had to go through this for doing what any other man would have done.

  19. #19 |  Mark Pyron | 

    Congratulations and welcome back! I wish our country was able to avoid stupidity like this. All the best Mr. Maye.

  20. #20 |  JOR | 

    “The police‚Äôs choice of tactics got an officer fatally shot. . .”

    In other words, the cop got himself killed. Well, to be fair, anyone who dies “got themselves killed”, in the practical sense – that’s a trivial truth that nobody appeals to except in an attempt to mask hidden or unexamined moral premises. What matters is the moral sense. The cop chose to invade someone’s home because they thought they might be using or selling a plant, and on top of that they got the wrong home.

    It was a good shoot. I can understand Cory feeling terrible for it. After all, not everyone who chooses to do a genuinely bad thing – even a truly horrible thing that justifies lethal retaliation – is necessarily a “bad person”, and it’s sad when anyone dies. And Cory Maye is a truly gracious and beautiful man who deserves more admiration than most so-called heroes for retaining that capacity for sympathy and remorse through what must have been a decade of pure hell.

    But, god damn it, it was a good shoot, and nobody but Officer Jones’s fault. Not procedure’s fault, not tactics’ fault, not the drug war’s fault. Jones’s fault.

  21. #21 |  Hanna Swaag | 

    I do hope he will get compensation, he deserves it.