Never should the accomplice serve a longer sentence than the KILLER! Change PA 2nd degree.

Never should the accomplice serve a longer sentence than the KILLER! Change PA 2nd degree.

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Quamiir Trice started this petition to Governor Tom Wolf and

Dear all,
My name is Quamiir Trice. I am a black male educator at an Elementary School in Philadelphia, PA that has the highest black male teacher ratio in the country (46%). At this school, I witness first hand why it’s important for young men to have positive male role models in their lives. True mentorship and guidance from those who deeply care about us a key factor to black males success.


Success is also built on having our fathers in our life, but who does one turn to if their father is incarcerated for life? I am fortunate to say that despite my father being behind bars he has had a positive impact on my life. I remember telling my father why I went down the wrong path growing up without him. I shared that I was committed to establishing a name for myself in the streets. However, my father responded by saying, that he did not approve of this mindset. In fact, he expressed the exact opposite for me and with his approval, love and support, I was confident in moving forward to do the right thing while I was in a juvenile detention center. My peers made fun of me whenever I listened and did the right thing. I started noticing my confidence grew more and more because I realized that my purpose was connected to the people who really cared about me growing and developing into a man who took care of his responsibilities before it became “too late” like my dad.


Here's the background of my dad's case. He goes by the name Eric Greene and he has been in prison for almost the whole 25 years of my life for second-degree murder (as an accomplice). He was at a grocery where a robbery went wrong and he had no control over it. Again, my father was found guilty for “being there” (the accomplice). This means my dad never killed anybody and he was remorseful for his role in the crime that he did commit. Also, since my dad has been in prison he has become an upstanding citizen and a freedom fighter. His case was heard in the United States Supreme Court of Justice, during the year 2011. I had the opportunity to attend this hearing, which is a big reason why I attended Howard University for my undergraduate degree in education. Let's get back on topic, although the United States Supreme Court acknowledge that my dad claims were justified, he did not receive the benefit of none due to his untimeliness. Due to my dad's claims being considered untimely, he had to continue to fight for his freedom by finding a new lawyer and by reaching out to the most progressive District Attorney that Philadelphia has ever seen, Larry Krasner. Most people who believe in the law should think this helped my dad get the justice that he deserves, but he is still left in prison today and both of his co-defendants are home. By the way, my dad is SERVING A LONGER SENTENCE THAN THE SHOOTER ON HIS CASE. Although my family and I are all thankful for both of his co-defendants for getting their second chances, we still believe it is unjust to leave my dad in prison for life knowing that he never took a life.


Second Degree murder laws must be changed in Pennsylvania if we are going to do something about this. By the way, San Francisco’s second degree murder laws we're changed because of a similar case like my dad’s. A man was given life in prison without killing anybody, and the defendant almost had the same case and story as my father. Governor Jerry Brown from California new second degree murder law hold accountable those who carelessly took a life. This is not my dad’s case. He feels extremely remorseful for happened on that day, but he can't change it not did he have any control over it.


Consequently, my father's freedom and life really depends on other people's support. Therefore, please make it your business to hold Governor of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf accountable for acting on this issue. Again, California’s Gov Jerry Brown signed a bill into law and made a huge difference for so many people who are serving outrageous sentences for crimes that they played a minor role in, just like my father in his case. Holding a man who did not murder anybody longer than the man who did is unjust and wrong.


Thank you for your time and I hope you all take the time out to support this petition and share it with your inner circles. Also, I really hope that we can spread this message all across the country until this law is changed in Pennsylvania. This crime does not match the time!


Peace and blessings

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