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innocence

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Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Illinois Governor, Bruce Rauner, Kim Foxx, Department of Justice

FREE JUAN RODRIGUEZ - THE INNOCENT MAN PLEASE VACATE JUAN'S CONVICTION- SET HIM FREE

KIM FOXX We Request You Vacate Juan Rodriguez's Conviction and Discharge Him From Custody.  It was June 27th, 2004… this nightmare started for Juan and it continues ever since. It was about midnight when Juan and his so called friends were at Juan's house getting ready to leave for a party. In front of Juan's house, one of those friends, who I will call The Real Shooter, parked his car where he had a gun hidden in his trunk. A few minutes later, a pickup truck was passing by and started to throw gang signs and yelling…words were exchanged and few guys from the pickup truck got into with The Real Shooter, who was in front of Juan's house right next to his trunk, as he was getting ready to put a bottle of Hennessy in the trunk. The guys from the pickup truck, snatched The Real Shooter’s chain and jumped back in the truck. The Real Shooter then got really pissed and pulled out a gun out of his trunk and begin to shoot... He killed a young man and he is still on the streets, living his life while Juan is serving time for The Real Shooter’s crime! Juan has been incarcerated since he was 17 years old, for a crime he did not commit. The Real Shooter ran away from the scene with the gun, which was never recovered. Being it was Juan’s house and that he was the only one that the rival gang members knew and hated him, he got blamed for the shooting. CPD framed Juan!!! There was no physical evidence linking Juan to this crime, and it all came down to the testimony of these three rival gang members, two of whom admitted at trial that they did not see who did the shooting. The Chicago PD set a story for the witnesses to be an “Easy Case” for them. They conducted a HIGHLY, HIGHLY suggestive line up. The testimony of the officers at trial on stand and then on motion to suppress on the stand did not match. Everyone’s story was different. There were witnesses who said they seen The Real Shooter shot at the truck.CPD disregarded that! Witnesses were changing statements after line up, as the CPD already had “STORY” ready for them. The Real Shooter gave statement saying he saw Juan shot, but yet he was never brought up by prosecutors to testify at trial…we all know why! Other two witnesses who “AFTER LINE UP” said they saw Juan’ with a gun, didn’t show up at court to testify… we also know why! BECAUSE JUAN GOT FRAMED BY CPD! This story was made up by Chicago Police Department and AREA 1 detectives and officers!  The trial was unfair. First, one of the witnesses of the rival gang, told the police and provided statement that the person he thought was the shooter pulled a gun from the trunk, and identified The Real Shooter as that person who went for the gun. However, this man died before trial, and so his testimony was not used at Juan’s trial. Unfortunately Juan's trail attorney also did not call any of the witnesses who would support Juan’s innocence nor did he call the  police witnesses, who would have confirmed that the rival gang member witnesses who testified at Juan’s trial could not describe the shooter at all when first approached by police that night. This would have really undercut the State’s case. There are other important facts in this case that was not brought up at all. In August of 2007, Juan got convicted of a 1st degree murder and got sentenced to 62 years in prison. He was just a juvenile when he got charged with the murder he DID NOT COMMIT. He has been incarcerated for over 13 years now, and is still fighting strong to prove his innocence, while The Real Shooter is out on the streets living his life. Juan completed all classes possible in Menard Correctional Center where he is housed and he is a "model inmate". He also got married to me in January of 2016. He wants to be home with his family... He wants to raise his Princess... He wants to help me with daily duties I have been doing all on my own...he wants to live again! Juan deserves a chance, and justice must be served! The case is being brought up in court again, and we anticipate a hearing on Juan’s  innocence claim, ineffective assistance of counsel claim and eyewitness misidentification. Juan's file has been discovered as the "AREA A BASEMENT FILES" Yes his file was one of them. Please see link below to article for the BASEMENT FILES. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-chicago-police-street-files-met-20160212-story.html Please give us a chance and help bring Juan home! Let us not forget that for every innocent person in prison, there is a guilty one out walking our streets. We hope you will join us in Juan's fight for justice. Please SIGN AND SHARE. If you have any information regarding this case, please contact: FREEJUANRODRIGUEZ@GMAIL.COM You can find more information about Juan's case on link below; www.facebook.com/freejuanrodriguez TO DONATE FUNDS PLEASE VISIT : http://fnd.us/71ETG4     Letters of Support can be mailed to; MENARD CORRECTIONAL CENTER JUAN RODRIGUEZ R64748 P.O. BOX 1000 MENARD, IL 62259   JUAN'S BIRTHDAY IS JUNE 24TH, HE WOULD BE VERY HAPPY TO RECEIVE ANYTHING ANYONE CAN GIVE HIM.   THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART ♥      

JUAN RODRIGUEZ
249 supporters
Update posted 1 month ago

Petition to Louisiana Governor, John Bel Edwards

Call Louisiana's Governor and tell him to FREE COREY MILLER. JOHN BEL EDWARDS

Call Louisiana's Governor and tell him to FREE COREY MILLER.JOHN BEL EDWARDSPhone: (985) 386-9525 The justice system should be to protect the innocent and to imprison the guilty. The justice system has done Corey Miller wrong. Corey Miller was wrongly convicted due to his rap personality. The Louisiana supreme court have denied Corey Miller's appeals and a retrial. The Louisiana supreme court did the same thing to: Glenn Ford, he was wrongfully convicted in a Louisiana murder case. Glenn Ford left the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, La., in 2014. His conviction in a murder case was vacated after he spent more than 29 years on death row. He died less than two months after he was released. From untreated lung cancer while in prison in Angola!!! Corey Miller should not have to endure the same torture Glenn Ford went through. There are visible flaws in the Louisiana justice system. The death penalty need to be abolished. Errors, negligence and deliberate misconduct by prosecutors and criminal defense lawyers are the most pervasive cause of wrongful convictions in Louisiana. Court appointed lawyers caused, at least in part, 77% of the convictions in Louisiana . Please free a man that has been wrongfully convicted of a crime he did not commit. How can you convict a person of murder if there wasno evidence to convict Corey Miller. There was -NO GUN -NO D.N.A -NO EVIDENCE TO CONVICT But, this man is sitting in prison serving a life sentence while the real man who did this crime is out there running the streets free to commit other crimes. Please take a moment of your time and sign this petition and help Corey Miller be free. Corey need to come home to his family. So that he can enjoy his life with his family and be a father to his 3 daughters. Please overturn Corey Miller conviction he should not be locked up for a crime that he did not commit!!! What would you do if it was your family member was wrongfully convicted of a crime? Corey Miller need to be exonerated and released from prison and compensated for the wrongful conviction. He should not have to rot in prison like so many other men in Angola and like Glenn Ford. Corey Miller deserve to be heard and he should be released from prison!!!

Kimberly Fuqua
2,393 supporters