Free Omar Qazi, Wrongfully Detained, And Sign To Change Unconstitutional Bail Reform Act.
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Omar Qazi is 30 years old, and lives in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was pulled over by an officer of L.V.M.P.D. for a minor traffic violation. He has maintained his innocence, and body cam footage from an officer shows the officer reaching in his pockets, where Omar insists that the officer has planted evidence. He is detained wrongfully at Nevada Southern Detention Center without a right to a bail. He has been demanding a speedy trial, and believes that all the evidence combined will prove his innocence at trial. Yet, Omar has spent 40 months detained with no trial at sight and has served twice the amount of time he would have received if he had been guilty. Also, Omar has an 8 year old son to take care of, as well as his mother, who is over 65 years old with cancer in dire need of Omar's assistance.
He is currently preparing to file a Writ of Certiorari in the U.S. Supreme Court on some very important matters that can affect the entire nation, including the Constitutionality and validity of the Comprehensive Crime Control Act of 1984, and is seeking the public's support on these vital issues. He has been incarcerated for 40 months without a trial, and without the right to bail or pre-trial release. Roger Roots is the attorney that is assisting on the Detention Order Appeal in the Ninth Circuit (Case No. 17-10478), and Omar has been appearing in his own right in the District Court of Nevada (Case No. 2:15-cr-00014-APG-VCF). Importantly, Omar has been arguing that his prolonged detention has become completely punitive in violation of Due Process, and clearly requested several times for the District Court to follow the guidance of binding precedent in United States v. Gelfuso, 838 f.2d 358, 359 (9th Cir. 1987), where the Ninth Circuit held that "[t]he Due Process limit on the length of pretrial detention requires assessment on a case-by-case basis." Gelfuso also held that courts must "consider the length of confinement in conjunction with the extent to which the prosecution bears responsibility for the delay that has ensued." Id. Yet, the District Court held that "the Ninth Circuit has not addressed whether the district court may properly consider the length of current or potential future detention." June 08, 2017 Order (Dkt.#325, at 17). Omar has also been arguing that the federal government has been detaining and imprisoning people through an EXPIRED Joint Resolution for the last 33 years, and that this substantive law was enacted in violation of the Constitution. However, the prosecution, the District Court, and the Ninth Circuit have all remained COMPLETELY SILENT on this matter, never addressing the merits raised. If you believe that the U.S. Supreme Court should address Omar's important legal arguments which could potentially affect all Americans, please sign this Petition. If you are an attorney or a Foundation that would like to join the Writ on behalf of the public, or if you have any questions, please contact Omar directly at:
2190 E. Mesquite Ave.
Pahrump, Nevada 89060
Inmate No. 49760048.
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