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Wrongful Convictions

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Update posted 4 days ago

Petition to Jerry Brown

Help free an innocent man who has been incarcerated since 2006.. Ryan Mickey is innocent!!

Ryan Mickey has been incarcerated since February 6, 2006 for a crime he did not commit. The entire situation was blown completely out of proportion by both the Murrieta police and the District Attorney. They took a heroic act and turned it into what they wanted it to be.   The mother of this child, Jennifer Bradley, was beaten by her former husband, Nicholas Bradley, when she was five months pregnant. This beating created a brain injury in the unborn child. As a result of this same brain injury Kerianne Bradley ultimately lost her life. And Ryan has lost his life for desperately trying to save Kerrianne. The police took the injuries that resulted from Ryan performing cpr for 25 minutes and twisted them, created a story they would sell as “fact” to newspapers, labeling Ryan in their own light as they wanted. When in fact they withheld critical evidence that would explain exactly what was occurring with this child and put Ryan in the public’s eye as a hero, instead of the picture of Ryan that they created. Police and a Prosecutors investigator, were caught lying on the stand. Saying one thing, and then being presented with their own reports or evidence completely contradicting what they had just got done testifying to! They knew for over the last week prior to her death Kerrianne was violently ill. She was vomiting constantly even in her sleep, without waking, sleeping extensively and not eating. Karrianns Grandmother, Denise Pou, stated that Kerrianne had strange spots all over her face and wasn’t responding to sunlight shinning in her eyes. These spots, which are called “Petechia” is what happens when something has hemorrhaged. In Kerriannes case the blood vessels in her brain. This occurred days before Ryan was even around. Kerrianne was taken to the doctors as a result of her worsening condition two days before she went into respiratory distress. She was misdiagnosed as having the flu and sent home. None of this information was given to doctors evaluating Kerianne. The doctors were told by police that Kerrianne was perfectly fine until she was with Ryan. So ultimately, the doctors said Ryan must be the one responsible. When in actuality there was a prior brain injury from the time of her birth that reopened 3 to 7 days prior to Ryan even being around. This information was swept under the rug by police and prosecutors. This information and all medical information found by prosecutor’s doctors did nothing but explain exactly what was going on with this poor child and clear Ryan of any wrong doing. All Ryan did was the right thing and because of that he had his life taken from him due to corrupt police and a corrupt system. Ryan performed CPR for 25 minutes until paramedics arrived. But it was to no avail, she passed away the next afternoon. And finally, the judge prohibited key pieces of exculpatory evidence that also may have swayed the jury’s findings. In addition, the jury had made their decision of innocence on the murder charges, but was hung 3 times on the lesser charges. The judge insisted on a verdict, the jury had deliberated for over 3 weeks and were hung. Finally, the judge gave the jury incorrect instructions on the lesser charges that gave them no choice but to find him guilty. Believe what you will, newspaper reporters do not investigate the truth, they print what the District Attorney hands them. Believe what you will, but the police do not try to get to the truth. They shape and mold the evidence to fit the scenario that they create…not what really happened. Believe what you will, but the District attorney would rather sensationalize a case with lies and fabrications in order to further his or her career rather than actually find the truth. In February 2010 Ryan Mickey was found guilty of a “Special Allegation” for injuries that occurred as a result of frantic life saving efforts preformed improperly by Ryan. These injuries were the result of CPR preformed on a child. This charge carries a sentence of 25 years to life. Ryan Mickey is innocent and should be set free! Please visit and leave a comment on his website at: www.ryanmickeyisinnocent.com

Lindsy Reed
403 supporters
Update posted 6 days ago

Petition to Kim Foxx, Bruce Rauner

New trial for an innocent man

Detective Richard Zuley may be most famous for his notorious interrogations at Guantanamo Bay, but he first learned his torture techniques in the interrogation rooms of Chicago. Now, this 30-year veteran of the Chicago PD is under investigation for using illegal methods to coerce confessions that have put several possibly innocent people behind bars. One of his cases has already been overturned, and a man who spent 23 years in prison is now finally free. But while officials slowly make their way through the pages of evidence against this corrupt cop, my friend Lee Harris -- another of Zuley’s many victims -- still wastes away in prison.   My name is Robert. From 2000-2001, I shared a cell with Lee. We became good friends. Like a lot of people in prison, he would go on about how he was innocent and how he had been wrongly accused, but I never knew what to believe. However, when I received letters from the “witness” who put him away, apologizing for lying on the stand, I started digging: Lee’s conviction doesn’t add up. And now that I am on the outside, I am doing everything I can to get him a new trial so he can prove his innocence. I am asking Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office to grant my friend Lee Harris a new trial, so he can prove his innocence. He shouldn’t spend one more day behind bars while the true criminal is allowed to walk free. At first, Lee collaborated with Detective Zuley to help him find the real killer in the crime he is doing time for. Facing public pressure to find the killer, they pressed Lee for information using both threats and rewards. In one instance, Zuley offered him a $20,000 reward, and in another, he threatened to stop providing protection for his family, exposing them to retaliation. When they couldn’t find the real killer, they turned on their informant and charged him with the crime. They had no murder weapon or evidence connecting Lee to the crime. Yet, even with all these legal missteps and the lack of evidence, they still threw Lee behind bars for 90 years. He remains in jail to this day for a crime I am sure he didn’t commit. And I am not the only one: Chicago attorney Kathleen Zellner, who has won more exonerations than any other lawyer in the US, is now taking a closer look at Harris’ conviction. It’s time to grant my friend Lee Harris a new trial and let true justice be served. We cannot continue to keep this man behind bars while the real killer could be walking the streets. Please sign my petition and help me fight for justice for Lee Harris.

Robert Chattler
63,666 supporters