Free Ronnie Long NOW!

Free Ronnie Long NOW!

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Contact NC Governor 919-814-2000 & demand he commute Ronnie Long's sentence immediately! Call DAILY! Call from anywhere in the world! We must let him know that the world is watching! 

The NC Governor & the NC Attorney General have both made public statements claiming they care about & support #BlackLivesMatter yet their ACTIONS prove otherwise! They have been making these statements while at the same time they are keeping an INNOCENT BLACK MAN in prison despite the overwhelming evidence of his innocence & police misconduct! 

****Please contact all 3 DAILY until Ronnie Long is FREED!****

*Roy Cooper:  919-814-2000 ~ 

*Josh Stein:  919-716-6400 ~ 

*Clemency office:  919-324-1456 ~ 

Ronnie Long has been wrongfully imprisoned since May 10, 1976.

Ronnie was convicted by an all white jury, with no evidence linking him to the crimes other than the contaminated, cross-racial eye witness identification. We now know how unreliable eye witness identification is, especially cross-racial identification. Ronnie was at home, with his mother, on the telephone when the alleged crime took place. Unfortunately, phone records were not available in 1976.

Detectives withheld exculpatory evidence from Ronnie's defense attorneys in 1976. To this day, the State of North Carolina is still withholding exculpatory evidence! In 2005, the Master Case File was discovered by attorneys with the UNC Innocence Project. This file contained the test results of the evidence that had been withheld in 1976. ALL test results came back NEGATIVE for Ronnie! Despite this newly discovered evidence and proof that the State broke the law, the NC Supreme Court rendered a 3-3 TIE decision with the 7th judge declining to vote in 2008. The 7th judge was allowed to retire without voting and the judge who replaced the retired judge did not feel comfortable making a vote because they did not hear the arguments.

In 2015, the North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission (NCIIC) found more exculpatory evidence meaning that the State of North Carolina yet again broke the law by not turning over everything pertaining to this case as was ordered by a judge back in 2005! Over 60 fingerprints were taken from the crime scene and they do NOT match Ronnie! A list of 6 other suspects was also discovered. The NCIIC closed Ronnie's case despite finding more exculpatory evidence and is currently refusing to release the files to Ronnie's attorneys. The NCIIC is supposed to be a neutral organization and has never had an issue with sharing files once a case is closed until Ronnie's case.

Ronnie's case is currently in the 4th circuit Federal Court of Appeals. Ronnie had an en banc hearing on May 7, 2020. We are currently awaiting a decision from that hearing. 

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