Asking the Judge for Leniency in the Sentencing of Bayna-Lehkiem El-Amin

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George Jackson
5 years ago
Race was the only issue in this case. He shouldn't be prosecuted for the color of his skin.

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Melissa Draughn
5 years ago
Because I believe it is the right thing to do.

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Jelani Burrell
5 years ago
It's 2016 and this shouldn't be happening.

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mmary hig
5 years ago
You honor please take this into account.

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Timothy Morris
5 years ago
The outcome of this trial was a miscarriage of justice. I know Bayna, and, despite his faults, he does not deserve this harsh sentence.

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harvey jackson
5 years ago
because this man shouldn't be in jail for defending himself from being attacked.

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Isaiah DuPree
5 years ago
I'm 6'2 285 Black and gay. I am not signing this out of charity, but solidarity.

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Gabriella Rogers McDowell
5 years ago
He was not given a fair trial because he is a Black Muslim. His conviction was unjust, that he’d been railroaded by a media that called him a “hulking brute” and by the lawmakers and LGBT community leaders who’d decided he was outside the center of their concern just because two gay white men said so.

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Hamza Butler
5 years ago
“One might have hoped that, by this hour, the very sight of chains on Black flesh, or the very sight of chains, would be so intolerable a sight for the American people, and so unbearable a memory, that they would themselves spontaneously rise up and strike off the manacles. But, no, they appear to glory in their chains; now, more than ever, they appear to measure their safety in chains and corpses.”

-James Baldwin

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Andy Juarez
5 years ago
what was done to this man is not justice.