Justice for Timothy C. Choice, Jr

Justice for Timothy C. Choice, Jr

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Strategic Parole Solutions started this petition to Governor of Texas Greg Abbott and

Dear Governor Abbott, D.A. Jacob Putman and 241st District Court Judge Jack Sceen, Jr: 

We are seeking to have the State Capitol office and the offices of Smith County, Texas to go back and look into the original allegations of this case, Timothy Choice, Jr's lack of any criminal history, and the new written testimony of the parent(s) of the child who was accidentally harmed in this accidental incident.

Many of us realize the fact that the State of Texas leads the nation in criminal justice reform, especially within the reform of mass incarceration. In fact, the State of Texas' reform is the blueprint on which President Trump gleaned from in developing the "1st Step Act" which has brought historical impact and criminal justice reform on the federal level. However, right here in many rural areas of Texas, much more can be, and needs to be accomplished.

As we move forward in our day to day lives, there are people like Timothy C. Choice, Jr languishing in prison serving a 50-year sentence for an offense everyone involved knows he did not commit. At least not in the manner presented by the Smith County D.A.'s office. Timothy is a young Man who kept a decent job, had NEVER been in any legal trouble. He had NEVER even had a traffic ticket on his record. So how did he go from being a young man loved, respected and looked up to by his friends, family, peers and neighborhood to a convicted felon now serving a 50-year prison sentence for an accident he had very little control over, if any control at all? 

As much as it bothers me to say this, Smith County is very well known throughout the State of Texas for handing out very harsh & excessive sentences, as well as being known for charging and convicting innocent people for doctored-up bogus felony offenses. In this particular case there was coercion of testimony (which is basically witness tampering), etc. No, not by the defense, but instead by officials of the State. People were literally forced to "change tunes" and work with the prosecution, "or else..." And now we have a problem here. The question needs an answer. Seriously, how did this young man go from being a near perfect citizen with no criminal record, straight to prison with a 50-year sentence? Certainly the jurors WERE NOT a jury of his peers!

I am not, and could never condone anyone purposely injuring a child. I would never condone anyone "knowingly & intentionally" placing a child in clear and evident danger. But for everyone reading this, Timothy did neither of the above and aforementioned. He was (and had always been) a great father, and everyone knows this; including the very ones who are responsible for placing him in prison with an excessive 50-year sentence! EVERYONE of you know without an atom of doubt that this entire incident was purely accidental AND COULD HAPPEN TO ANYONE, including you.

The very people who were coerced by State officials have now come forward to clear not only their own conscience, but to hopefully clear up this miscarriage of justice as well. They are literally saying, "This entire incident was nothing more than an unpremeditated accident." They want justice for Timothy. Hundreds of people want Justice for Timothy.

The truth of how far many of our state's prosecutors have diverted from the dignity and calling of the office they represent can be seen simply by reflecting on the 1935 United States case. "The [prosecuting] attorney is the representative, not of an ordinary party to a controversy, but of a sovereignty whose obligation to govern impartially is as compelling as its obligation to govern at all; and whose interest, therefore, in a criminal prosecution is NOT that it shall win a case, BUT THAT JUSTICE SHALL BE DONE. As such, he is in a peculiar and very definite sense the servant of the law, the twofold aim of which is that guilt should not escape, or innocence suffer. He may prosecute with earnestness and vigor--indeed, he should do so. But, while he may strike hard blows, HE IS NOT AT LIBERTY to strike FOUL ones. It is as much his duty to refrain from improper methods calculated to produce a wrongful conviction as it is to use every legitimate means to bring about a just one." Berger v. United States, 295 U.S. 78 (1935).

My, my, my...how far many of our prosecuting attorneys have fallen from the dignity & integrity of the office the hold.

Governor Abbott, Mr. Putman, and Judge Sceen, the hundreds of signatures on this Petition as well as the new information is calling for the charge, conviction and sentence against Timothy C. Choice, Jr. to be investigated, reopened and redressed. Equal justice for ALL must be taken seriously.

In the pursuit of Life, Liberty and Justice,

Bryace T. Jones, founder

Strategic Parole Solutions

 

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