Honor Roll Student Joshua Christon Wrongfully Convicted By Rap Music #AVOICEOFTHEVOICELESS

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Imagine your life being ripped away from you at the age of 18. You are a senior in high school as well as an honor roll student and preparing for graduation. Next you hear the sheriffs deputy pounding on your door, guns pointed at your chest, and then you're being handcuffed. Your lawyer tells you "You will be home and I believe you are innocent." Next you sit in the court room detached from reality trying to understand how can you fight for your rights. Unfortunately, you lack the finances, resources, and the knowledge of a lawyer. Twelve jurors SEE you, but do not HEAR you.The system that your parents told you to believe in is the same system that disregarded the law. They distorted the facts and created an image that was not you. Leaving you to feel as if you were alone fighting against INJUSTICE! This is not a movie or Netflix special. This is a true story of Joshua Christon's life. 

My name is Joshua Christon and my charge is first degree murder. The nature of my crime took place in Oklahoma County, in the state of Oklahoma. It was four months after I turned 18 years old. I was an honor roll student waiting to graduate high school. I worked as a shift manager at Taco Bell while attending high school my Senior year.                                                                                                              

Second point the victim’s, brother Albert Oakes, testified on the stand at the preliminary hearing that I did not kill his brother, but named my co-defendant Mr. Winford as the shooter. The preliminary hearing Judge bound me over for trial and the only reason was that the victim's brother saw me at the scene of the crime. Therefore, I shouldn't have been charged with first degree murder, but the District Attorney were upset that I chose not to become a state informant.                                                                                           

There was no gun or any weapon found to belong to me, there was no camera that connected me to the crime, no DNA evidence, no fingerprints, or forensic evidence that connected me to the crime                                                                                                                       

The District Attorney introduced misleading evidence regarding rap lyrics that were found in a plastic container in my bedroom. The District Attorney's used the rap lyrics to show my alleged mind-set, intent, and motive which they provided as their evidence to convict me(In- camera hearing TR.Pg. 7-58). However, the District Attorneys chose only certain rap lyrics and not all the genres of music that were found in the plastic container to convict me. The statement that was made to the Judge was the content that was in the plastic container contained only gangster lyrics is a contradiction. The District Attorneys, my lawyer, and the Judge failed to have all the context of all the music in the plastic container reviewed(In-camera hearing TR.Pg. 38. The rap lyric or music that was in the plastic container did not mention the name of the victim. It was music created before the crime that I am accused of occurred. The rap lyrics had nothing to do with the actual crime. The music was used as a smoke screen to create prejudicial discrimination and bias towards my first amendment rights. Which was a direct violation of my constitutional rights, and lead to a conviction. 

Life Accomplishments After Being Incarcerated

·         Certified Paralegal/ Legal Assistant -Black Stone Institution

·         Certified & Ordained Minister -  P.M.I

  • Associate Degree -- Calvary Christian College & Seminary 

·         Ordained Senior Pastor By Pastor Manning Sr. for the church called Divine Wisdom Worship Center Church of Lexington

·         President of Toastmasters of Lexical Toastmasters 2016-2017 and 2020-2021.

·         Toastmaster’s awards:

Competent Communicator, Advance Communicator Bronze, Advance Communicator Silver, Advance Communicator Gold, Component Leadership, Advance Leadership Bronze, Advance Leadership Silver, and High Performance Leadership Award.

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“First Evers” while incarcerated:

Area K-1 Director for Toastmaster’s International in District 16 2016-2017

To receive a D.T.M. (Distinguished Toastmasters Award) which is the highest award in Toastmasters’ International achieved 2018.

I helped c/o sponsored a toastmaster’s club called T.A.S.K. Toastmasters Club 6832817 achieved 2018.

 

·         Certification of completion Thinking for a Change

·         Certification of completion Anger Management Course

·         Certification of completion Inside-Out (Victim Impact)

·         Multiple Certification of completion for Celebrate Recovery

·         Certification of completion T.A.S.K. (Teaching and Saving Kids)

·          T.I.B. (Teaching and Saving Kids Intervention Board Member)

·         A.A.C.G African American Culture Group Vice President of Membership Board Member 2019-2020

·         C.M.A. Christian Men Association Chair Man- 2016-2017 and 2019-2020

·         I have enrolled as a member with the N.A.A.C.P. & S.C.L.C. (Southern Christian Lutheran Conference)

SPEAK UP FOR THE VOICELESS, WE NEED YOUR VOICE!

 

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                                                                                   No oneshould have to be wrongfully incarcerated and spend years fighting to have their voice made known

There is no reason why every citizens American should not be treated with equality that lack finances and resource to be handed down impartial judgments.

Rap Music or music that people listen to or create should not be used against them due to bias agendas to convict in court.

If, we fail to stand for our rights like our First Amendment Rights. We are giving up our voice to have any say so in our American democracy.

“Injustice Anywhere Is a Threat to Justice Everywhere” Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.” President John Quincy Adams

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