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Wrongful Convictions

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Update posted 2 days ago

Petition to Governor of the State of Illinois

Tony Enis is an innocent man behind bars over 30 years. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

Over 30 years of unjust incarceration IS ENOUGH!  FREE TONY ENIS Meet Tony Enis My name is Tony Enis. I  was born in Waukegan Illinois, where I grew up. I have been in prison since August of 1987 just one month short of my 21st Birthday. It was then that I was wrongfully convicted and sentenced to death row until 2003. I HAVE ALWAYS MAINTAINED MY INNOCENCE. I realize better than anyone the skepticism and doubt with which people veiw proclamations of innocence, but I will not allow the doubters and nay-sayers to discourage me. I am propelled by the truth and must stay the course. I am one of what I believe are many innocent men formally on death row and now in prison in Illinois. Some have made it out, but there remains those of us who continue to fight  for our lives our liberty, those of us that fight the unyielding forces of racial discrimination in "our justice system". Those of us who fight for a level playing field, as well as our human dignity and respect. Being poor, black or brown should never give the system carte blanch to destroy the lives of men and women for crimes they did not commit. Still if you do not know me, you can not be sure if my words ring true. I understand that, so I ask of you to examine and judge the facts presented to you on this website, and particularly in my draft request for clemency that I intend to eventually file to the Governor. If those facts move you in some way, if they make you angry, if they make you sad, if they evoke compassion, sympathy or empathy, then I ask you to sign the online petition to show your support ( see request for clemency petition ) and or write a letter or email to the Governor of Illinois and implore him to look into my case; show him there are those who believe I am innocent; that I am deserving of my freedom; that I am not a danger to society and 30 years is enough. For those who took the time to read about me, I am humbled by your concern, compassion, and willingness to seek the truth. I thank you. In closing I'd like to quote John F. Kennedy " The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened." Tony   Anthony Enis (Tony to his friends) was convicted in 1987 of murder and sentenced to death. Due to prosecutorial misconduct, his conviction and sentence were overturned by the Illinois Supreme Court, and he was granted a new trial. Unfortunately and unfairly, he was again convicted and sentenced to death. Like many people in prison, Tony has been wrongfully convicted and has suffered over 30 years of unjust incarceration due to very poor legal representation and a highly flawed legal system. Tony has always maintained his innocence of this crime. When the crime was committed Tony was at home with his ex wife Diane (Gonzalez) Vaughn, who to this day proclaims he is innocent and supports his fight to gain his freedom. Tony was on death row until 2003 when the Illinois Governor George Ryan became gravely concerned about the number of death row inmates who were proven to be innocent. After an intense year long investigation into the matter, Governor Ryan commuted the death sentence for every person on death row.  A few were pardoned, a few were sentenced to a number of years, but the vast majority were sentenced to natural life imprisonment. Tony has been serving a life sentence ever since. The purpose of this website is to present some of the facts of Tony's case and allow you to begin to get to know Tony, not as a statistic but as a human being. It is also an opportunity to show the Governor of Illinois that you support Tony so that true justice is served and  an innocent man does not spend the rest of his life in prison. Tony is seeking a pardon from the governor, or alternatively a commutation of his sentence that will set him free. The full and complete Petition for Executive Clemency and more detailed information about Tony's case are available at: www.freetonyenis.com Volunteers are welcome to print this information and collect additional signatories to join in petitioning the governor. By signing this petition the undersigned agrees to join and petition the governor of Illinois to pardon or commute the sentence of Anthony (Tony) Enis, who is currently serving at Menard Correctional Center. For more information or to help or support Tony, contact: Tony Enis #N82931 Menard CC PO Box 1000 Menard, IL  62259; or www.connectnetwork.com (Anthony Enis N82931); orfreetonyenis@gmail.com Tony has been incarcerated for over 30 years for a crime he did NOT commit … enough is enough! He asks you to consider his words with an open heart and an open mind and decide for yourself. Thank you for your time and your compassion.

Billie Jo Kimbrel
984 supporters
Update posted 3 days ago

Petition to Michigan Attorney General, Dana nessel, Gretchen Whitmer

FREE THELONIOUS SEARCY!!!!

http://voiceofdetroit.net/2019/05/13/thelonious-searcy-targets-wayne-co-pros-patrick-muscat-in-atty-grievance-commission-complaint/ http://www.fox2detroit.com/news/local-news/hitman-says-he-pulled-trigger-in-2004-murder-not-the-man-convicted https://youtu.be/aQZrwajFlno https://youtu.be/Q-2jVS9WY1A  PLEASE READ THE ABOVE LINKS AND THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ABOUT A LOCAL DETROIT MAN THELONIOUS SEARCY. HIS HIGH PROFILE CASE OCCURRED 15 YEARS AGO, AND JUST LAST YEAR HIS CASE WAS BROUGHT BEFORE WAYNE COUNTY CIRCUIT JUDGE TIMOTHY MICHAEL KENNY FOR AN EVIDENTIARY HEARING, DURING WHICH HITMAN VINCENT SMOTHERS (PICTURED) CONFESSED (LISTEN TO SMOTHERS CONFESSION, LINK ABOVE) TO MULTIPLE GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS ABOUT HIS INVOLVEMENT IN THE THE THELONIOUS SEARCY CASE, SMOTHERS CONFESSED TO COMMITTING THE MURDER OF WHICH THELONIOUS SEARCY WAS CONVICTED OF. AT THIS HEARING SEARCY AND HIS DEFENSE ATTORNEY MICHAEL R DESZI ALSO PROVED THAT CHIEF DEPUTY PROSECUTOR PATRICK MUSCAT DELIBERATELY LIED TO SEARCY’S JURORS ABOUT BALLISTIC’S FOUND IN THE DECEASED BODY. WE ARE REQUESTING THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, THE MICHIGAN ATTORNEY GENERAL, AND MICHIGAN GOVERNOR WHITMER WOULD LAUNCH AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE CORRUPT TACTICS UTILIZED IN THIS CASE BY THE SAID PROSECUTOR IN THIS CASE. CHIEF JUDGE TIMOTHY MICHAEL KENNY IS AWARE OF THE DELIBERATE LIE TOLD TO THE JURORS, YET HE HAS CHOSEN TO IGNORE THE BALLISTIC INFORMATION AND THE CONFESSION OF HITMAN VINCENT SMOTHERS. WE ASK THE PEOPLE OF MICHIGAN AND ALL THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY TO SIGN THIS PETITION FOR A FEDERAL AND STATE PROBE INTO THIS CASE. THANK YOU!!!

THELONIOUS SEARCY
1,670 supporters
Update posted 3 days ago

Petition to Texas Governor, President of the United States, White House, barack obama

Free Keyman

In 2017 my brother, Keoddrick Polk and 20 at the time, was wrongly convicted of Capital Murder. The co defendant, Cedric Richardson, was making a trade with the young man, Breon Robinson. During the trade, Breon attempted aggravated robbery on Keoddrick and Cedric. In defense, Breon was shot. During the trial, no evidence of Capital Murder was presented, the evidence that they were showing was forensics. They had no evidence leading to Capital Murder, for example, they flew in doctors and medical examiners, which only described the details of the wounds to the body.  Cedric was not charged with Capital Murder and is a free man. But, how is it Capital Murder if the co defendant is free? He told his side of the story, which led him to freedom but somehow because Keoddrick wasn't talking, he gets convicted. My brother is a strong, independent man who had and could still have wonderful things going for himself. He is a star basketball player, and a very helpful and supportive friend, brother, son, and student. He is not a killer, or a robber.  In the streets there is a term "life or in jail" because when you're maneuvering there is a possibility that you will run into your match. Leaving one without a life, and one with a life in prison. That is how the system works, if someone dies, they automatically assume it was a crime when in reality it was a coincidence that caused him to have to defend himself.  Keoddrick was arrested at Tyler State University, a junior college, he is not a product of his environment, he was a product trying to get out of his environment. When you're spiritual you understand that when you're following the right path, negative distractions will occur.  The outcome of the trial was giving Keoddrick life without parole, with little evidence, none supporting the decision of capital murder. There were supposedly four witnesses, two which did not face the accuser during the trial, and two whose story was not the same.  This is a very unfair situation and I am trying to do all that I can to get my brother the justice he deserves. 

Jesyca Polk
1,301 supporters