Date: Saturday, May 16, 2020
Time: 1:08 pm
Location: Toledo Correctional Inst.
I just got the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s “Opposition Brief” to my recently filed “Motion For Judicial Release,” and I’m angrier than I’ve ever been in my life! And, here’s why:
The prosecutor’s opposition motion states the specifics of two robberies allegedly committed by me–that is, the March 1993 robbing of a donut shop, and a Subway sandwich shop. Well, for starters, I NEVER ROBBED THEM! But, being super-ignorant to the ways of the criminal justice system, like the Central Park 5 did, I plead guilty to bullshit I didn’t do! After decades, though, I finally learned the specific details of the robberies, which allegedly occurred as a spree on the street of Broadway in Cleveland. The record states that I ripped a mailbox of money off of a wall in the donut shop, and then went to the Subway and forced people into a freezer and robbed the place with an accomplice….
THIS NEVER, EVER HAPPENED!!!
I hadn’t even been on the street where the robberies occurred for years! The 4th District Cleveland Police Department put these bullshit cases on me! In 2015, I wrote to the fake-ass Ohio Wrongful Conviction Project and asked for their help, but they only pretended to be helping me and dropped my case in 2018. They never even tried to get any physical evidence to make some type of comparisons! I didn’t do that bullshit and I’m willing to take any kind of test to prove it! They can get my DNA-whatever!
I’m disgusted with this racist-ass system, though! I wish people knew what it felt like to be in prison for some shit you didn’t do! Yeah, I did do all of the other crimes, although one of the robberies was embellished by the victim–but I didn’t rob no fucking donut shop, or no Subway!
Nearly 27 years later, though, I’m still being punished for this bullshit! And, the crazy thing is that at least one of the robberies, according to police records, was captured on video! To that I say, LET’S SEE THE VIDEO!
If it still exists, it’ll show everybody that I was set up, just like my documentary shows that I was framed by an actual Parole Board member!
I’m hoping to get a lawyer, soon, to try to prove my innocence–that is, in the event that I’m not granted Judicial Release. But if I am able to prove my innocence, I want every living person involved with this frame-up arrested, and I want to be paid MILLIONS OF DOLLARS by the city of Cleveland.
I don’t really have much more to say, but, if you really care about justice, then, please, AGGRESSIVELY circulate this post, as well as watch and circulate the INVISIBLE CHESS documentary!
Unfortunately, as demonstrated by the aggressive demand for justice by the mother of murdered Georgia citizen Ahmaud Arbery, you have to force people to administer justice. You would think that a video of law enforcement breaking the law would compel someone to do the right thing and address an incident of injustice, but when you’re a Black man in America, it’s just, “Oh,well…” Like, this bullshit is some kind of right-of-passage.
If I were a German Sheppard, though, my situation would be all over the news. I’m one-hundred percent done with biting my tongue!