Grant Parole for Guy Maxamillion Taylor

Grant Parole for Guy Maxamillion Taylor

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Ember Tharpe started this petition to Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles and

In 2004, Guy Maxamillion Taylor was riding in a car with a couple for neutral reasons when the driver's girlfriend suggested that she and her boyfriend attempt to rob a specified individual. With Guy Maxamillion still in the car throughout the attempt, the driver suddenly shot their victim, afterwards rushing back to the car and driving away with Taylor still in tow. The three were arrested: but, unbeknownst to Guy Maxamillion, the individual who attempted the robbery and murder was a police informant that the department depended on. Neither he nor his partner were charged with anything at all; but with an obligation to the victim, it was necessary that someone be charged with attempted robbery and attempted murder. That someone ended up being Taylor.

Taylor was charged and sentenced to life in prison with no eligibility for parole until 2035, despite the fact that the victim stated on multiple occasions that Taylor did not fit the description of his assailant (in particular, the victim described his assailant as being around 6'0, while Taylor stood at only 5'6.) Today, Taylor is incarcerated at the Alabama Red Eagle Work Center, where he is forced to participate in prison labor at the profit of Alabama's Department of Corrections. And even though he is classified as low-risk--a requirement to reside at a work center in the first place--Taylor is still looking at least 15 additional years of prison, and potentially life. 

Taylor has already applied for parole entirely on his own from within prison, to no avail. This petition is to be presented to Alabama Board of Corrections by his family members in a second application for parole as a testament to the unreasonable nature of his charge. If we can show that 10,000 people understand Taylor's charge as a product of the police corruption we consistently see around the state and country; that Taylor does not pose a threat to the community, even by the standards of ADOC; and that black individuals with situations such as these should not be ignored, then our case will be stronger. Please sign, and please share--black lives matter, and we should be advocating for those black lives behind prison walls as well. Thank you!

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