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Monday, March 17, 2014

Justice for Shannon Nyamodi Telephone Campaign

Shannon Nyamodi has had two birthdays in the Franklin County Detention Center without being convicted of any crime. None of the ordinary methods of fighting wrongful arrests have helped Shannon, who was charged with attempted murder of a Caucasian woman who he actually helped after a white person shot her, according to witnesses who saw the white man fleeing from Rhonda's house. Shannon is tortured in solitary confinement to enforce a false confession and plea bargain on crimes he never did. We must object to anyone being arrested on charges prosecutors never plan to take to trial because of their lack of evidence. Indefinite detention without allowing any opportunity for defense is wrong.

North Carolina has traumatized the innocent youth for too long without us doing something to help Shannon Nyamodi and his mother, Elizabeth Crudup. It is time for justice-minded people to act. Please call all the officials on the list below, which includes phone and fax numbers, even if you only call one a day. Please share this help request with your online groups, family and friends.

Franklin County Sheriff Jerry Jones (919)496.2186

Defense Attorney Maitri (MIke) Klinkosum (919)497-4290

Franklin County D.A. Samuel Currin, III, Franklin County Courthouse, 102 S. Main Street, Louisburg, NC 27549, Phone (919) 497-4290

NC Governor Pat McCrory - 20301 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-0301, 

Phone: (919) 814-2000, Fax: (919) 733-2120 

NC DOJ website - http://www.ncdoj.gov/

Attorney General’s Office
9001 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-9001
Telephone: (919) 716-6400
Fax: (919) 716-6750

Legal Services Division
9001 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-9001
Telephone: (919) 716-6400
Fax: (919) 716-6750

State Bureau of Investigation
Post Office Box 29500
Raleigh, NC 27626
Telephone: (919) 662-4500
Fax: (919) 662-4523

Shannon was arrested a few hours after he helped the injured woman into his friends' home, which is several houses away from Rhonda's house. She had stumbled there and collasped on the porch. Lucky for her that Shannon saw her. He even flagged down emergency responders who were called.

Somebody shot and robbed Rhonda Maclean on August 16, 2012. Shannon Nyamodi happened to be the only black youth around, so he was arrested. Shannon was originally charged with stealing Rhonda's 22-calliber rifle, also, but it was found in her bedroom where it belonged. In a few days, most of the $65,000 was found, too - in an abandoned house. Shannon was arrested the same day Rhonda was shot, but a couple of days after his arrest, a Caucasian youth falsely alleged that Shannon knew Rhonda's daughter and corresponded with her on Facebook. He also falsely claimed that Shannon had asked him on Facebook if he could help Shannon get a gun. A search of Facebook records proved the Caucasian youth lied about both assertions. There were absolutely no phone records or social media correspondence between Shannon and the victim's daughter who arranged the hit on Rhonda or the white kid who made the allegations. Drawing everyone's attention to Facebook was a mistake. A picture on the false witness's page was one of himself surrounded by money, posted on August 17, the day after Rhonda's robbery. The People's Champion reports, "He just happens to be the source from which the conspiracy theory between Shannon Nyamodi and the victim’s daughter originated." See more at:

Elizabeth Crudup could really use our help advocating for her son, Shannon Nyamodi. This article is not for entertainment. The people I write about are really experiencing cruelty by the system and require our assistance. Elizabeth Crudup reports that she was assaulted by Dunn, North Carolina police on Friday, March 14, and arrested. That was probably to prevent her from speaking on two popular radio shows about her son's indefinite detention without trial and his torture in solitary confinement to break him mentally and enforce a plea deal. A false confession would let everyone off the hook, and there would be no chance of ever arresting the real robber and shooter who officials seem to be protecting. 

Elizabeth and supporters plan to begin a picket against the courthouse on Mondays at lunchtime and/or after work. People throughout America are invited to also go to their local jails or courthouses with "Justice for Shannon Nyamodi" signs, either at lunchtime or early evening. Protests and phone calls will demonstrate that the Shannon Nyamodi matter is already well known, so there is no need for further police assaults and arrests of Shannon's mother. There is no way to keep this matter quiet.

Elizabeth Crudup would appreciate it if a clergy person who is willing and able to visit Shannon Nyamodi would please contact her: ElizabethMargaretHome@gmail.com

Please call the seven officials listed and notify them that you know and care about justice for Shannon Nyamodi. We believe the denial of Shannon's Sixth and Fourteenth Amendment rights, solitary confinement torture, and the police brutality against Elizabeth Crudup are meant to enforce "What's done in North Carolina stays in North Carolina." When officials get phone calls from states all over the USA and beyond, from African Americans and Caucasians alike, they will understand that we all care about Shannon Nyamodi's right to have a fair, public trial, or he should be released immediately. We care about the U.S. Constitution and our own Sixth and Fourteenth Amendment rights. We do not want indefinite detention without trials to go further.

Please call or write North Carolina officials and demand that Shannon Nyamodi be treated justly. He should also be given an attorney, since his own lawyer apparently works against him. Nyamodi should be tried or released. Below are more contacts.

The North Carolina State Bar www.ncbar.gov

NC Prisoner Legal Services, Inc. www.ncpls.org

The Center for Prisoner Health and Human Rights www.prisonerhealth.org

North Carolina Prison Watch http://northcarolinaprisonwatch.blogspot.com/

Legal services in North Carolina http://www.prisonpolicy.org/resources/legal/NC/

Prison Policy Initiative www.prisonpolicy.org 

If officials in Franklin County, North Carolina want to protect the real robber and shooter, that is their business. But framing Shannon Nyamodi and torturing him in solitary confinement for the better part of two years to force a false confession and avoid trial are not. Attorney Mike Klinkosum should also return the substantial retainer he charged to "defend" Shannon. A lawyer who never filed a motion for reduced bond, never filed a motion for a speedy trial, but writes one letter after a year and a half to ask the court for a continuance because he is "too busy" to go to trial is unacceptable.

North Carolina is one of the states that enforced sterilization on blacks from the 1930's to the 1970s to prevent births of African Americans. Shannon Nyamodi was already born, and he was born in the United States of America after the Civil War. That makes him a U.S. citizen, not a North Carolina slave. Officials should do their jobs and get this innocent youth home to his family, especially those seeking reelection in 2014. Please call and tell them so.


  1. Mary-I've emailed you several times. Can you please get back to as soon as possible. Thanks.

  2. Thank you for notifying me, Susan Menekerios. I conducted a search at Gmail for your name and found your emails, which I answered. Unfortunately, I must be notified about emails and phone messages that I should have, and sometimes they then appear. Blessings.

  3. Below are more contacts.

    The North Carolina State Bar www.ncbar.gov

    NC Prisoner Legal Services, Inc. www.ncpls.org

    HRW http://www.hrw.org/news/2010/07/20/north-carolina-prison-resources

    Human Rights Watch www.hrw.org http://www.prisonerhealth.org/

    The Center for Prisoner Health and Human Rights www.prisonerhealth.org

    North Carolina Prison Watch http://northcarolinaprisonwatch.blogspot.com/

    Legal services in North Carolina http://www.prisonpolicy.org/resources/legal/NC/

    Prison Policy Initiative www.prisonpolicy.org

  4. Thank you for publicizing this young man's case but can you please give the correct pronunciation of his name so that I don't sound like a complete idiot when calling about him? Thanks.