Fair Trial for Yasir Gayle

Fair Trial for Yasir Gayle

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U. Jay started this petition to Philadelphia Prosecutor's Office and

In his own words:

Being charged with such a heinous crime had me baffled. I knew I broke the law by carrying a firearm, but to find out after being savagely beaten, that I was being charged with firing at a police officer left me speechless and not wanting to believe what I was told and that charges of that magnitude would be trumped up on me just to justify their use of excessive force. I have received a 20 yr sentence due to these charges, and for the past 9 yrs, I still maintain my innocence and am fighting to prove it. All evidence in my case proves my claims. After my conviction, I received more evidence that wasn't provided to me at trial that the cops admittedly withheld which also proves no weapon was ever fired. Still, due to the alleged victims of my crime being police officers I'm at a severe disadvantage and at times feel at a loss with no sense of direction.

My being incarcerated since the age of 18 has affected me in so many ways; the most important is mental. My wife and mother both deal with some severe medical issues, and I pray to God every day, begging that their last day doesn't come while I'm behind this wall. They're two of the strongest people I have ever known, and it's times where this fight has become overwhelming, but just the thought of them keeps me motivated to never give up. I am not there to support them in how I should break myself down daily because sometimes I feel more of a burden than anything. I know my absence not only affects me but my support system as well, and the daunting unknown of it all, if I'll actually serve this whole sentence, hangs over us, which feels like torture. I love my wife deeply, but to express my love from a distance and not physically show it tears me down. I want nothing more than for her to know that she means the world to me. That's my best friend and the constant thought of this sentence being what can break us apart after overcoming so much together hurts me to my heart. My mother made so many sacrifices to keep me away.

 

Mr. Gayle deserves a new trial before a new judge. Whenever he files an appeal, his case is heard before the same judge that sentenced him.  This is a clear case of over sentencing. Please help us get Mr. Gayle a new trial. 

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