Today, Terrell Scott was released from a Pennsylvania prison after being indefinitely detained for 4.5 years to force a plea bargain. He was brutally treated - beaten, raped, exposed to HIV, and tortured with solitary confinement. He is now deaf in one ear and blind in one eye - all of that brutality was done to Terrell Scott. Officers of the court claimed Terrell Scott was too "crazy" for trial, but he was deemed competent for plea bargaining. Is this how prosecutors are allowed to avoid the embarrassment of losing court cases?
Shannon has been held without trial for nearly two years. Will you stand up for the Sixth Amendment by picketing for Shannon Nyamodi in your own city at your own courthouse, or do you await another black youth's corpse to get angry? Is this our children's future - indefinite detention until making false confessions to get out of jail? See the message from Elizabeth Crudup below.
Elizabeth Crudup They will not let me see or communicate with Shannon. We have had 4 Court dates, where they refused to produce him. Hoping to hear from Harvard law school criminal justice institute in the morning.
In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defense.
to Get Our Attention.
Human Rights for Prisoners March
Mary Neal, director
Website: Wrongful Death of Larry Neal.com
POWER CONCEDES NOTHING WITHOUT A DEMAND. IT NEVER HAS AND NEVER WILL. ~Frederick Douglass