Petition to Change.org
An Injustice Anywhere Is a Threat to justice Everywhere.
Please allow me the opportunity to share my plea of injustice. My name Willie E.Polite. Institutional No.BU- 58 02, and I would like you the public to ask yourself this question, if I'm so guilty like the District Attorney's office and the homicide detective say I am, what is the problem with releasing copies of "DNA REPORTS/FILES the DETECTIVES RECORDS/FILES AND NOTES"that was used against me at my public trial to convict me? To give you, the public, a brief history of this case and my continue fight within the criminal justice system for the last twenty-seven years of incarceration of wrongfully being convicted for murder I did not commit, and the continued Injustice I deal with within this court system. My fight for justice within Pennsylvania. On July 4th 1991 me and my alibi witness Ms. R Geathers the other woman in my life at the time of my arrest. That afternoon of July 4th 1991 we went down to Penn's Landing to see the fireworks and spent the day together, upon returning by the the"El" train we got off at 52nd and Market Street, and she went into the "Stop & Go store to pick up a six-pack of beer" after getting the beer we decided to stop by my friends house Mr. J.Johnson house to spend some time with him and his wife. We talked about the day and the fireworks at Penn's Landing we drank beer and smoke some weed, after leaving their house me and Ms. R.Geathers went back to her house, she went in the house and I stayed outside talking with some people, when the conversation was over with the people I was talking to.I went into the house and we ended up having an argument and a brief fight in which she ended up "scratching me on the left side of my face," after leaving her house I went home to" my common-law wife Ms.S Hearns" and she asked me where was I"? I responded to her by saying I was out and she went back to sleep.The next day we found out that something bad happened to the deceased, in which I knew her. Their were cops and detectives going around the community asking questions door-to-door. When the detectives came to the house asking questions, if anybody knew anything about the deceased. I informed them that I knew the deceased and my family also, from "62nd and Horton Street" after that the detectives left around July 10th or July 11th 1991, they came back to the house and ask me questions again about the deceased, in which I told detective I answer these questions the first time that they requested me too, and my common-law wife Ms.S.Hearn's to go with them downtown to answer some question, we also had our daughter with us at the time, "she was 2 years old" we said okay because I didn't see a problem with it. After getting downtown to 8th and Race Street, the detective put me in one room and put my common-law wife Ms. S. Hearns's in another room with my daughter to answer some question, during this questioning that the detective ask me about scratch on the left side of my face.I told the detective that my common-law wife Ms. S. Hearns's did it which was a lie because I didn't want her to know that I was with Ms.R. Geathers, on the 4th of July. After some time went by I found out that my common-law wife Ms.S. Hearn's was being threatened by the detective in the other room with taking our children from her and locking her up with me, if she didn't sign a statement that the detectives put together. saying I was the person that committed this murder I told him that I needed to see her and my child. The detective told me don't worry about her and your child because you are being charged with the deceased murder because I had a scratch on the left side of my face, and it came from the deceased The statement was made by the detectives and they also took pictures of my face with the scratch. I was convicted before I had a preliminary hearing or trail in the eyes of the detective.The detectives then took fingerprints, sample blood hair, samples and oral swab, to compare with the sample of the deceased to see if any evidence match me and put me at the scene of the crime. I informed the detectives that I didn't not commit this murder because at the time they were saying this murder took place, I was with Ms S. Geathers. and Mr. J. Johnson and his wife, these witness gave statements to the detective about my whereabouts but these statements were not submitted into evidence or presented to the court of the District Attorney office, never called these witnesses to testify to their statements given to Detective. they knew because my trial lawyer Mr. John B Albert Esquire presented The "Alibi notice of Defense" but never called these witness.The only reason the prosecutor didn't call them is because their statement would have cleared me of this crime. Ms. R. Geathers was one of my alibi witness and was interviewed by detective and gave a statement to my whereabouts but, she was threatened as well by the detectives after I was arrested and charged with first-degree murder I was transferred to Philadelphia County Prison to await preliminary hearing during this wait my witness was threatened by detectives, and Mr. L.Johnson one of my alibi witness was interviewed by detective at his home because I gave the detectives his information and address when they visit them at their home, but detectives were given statements by Mr. J. Johnson and his wife at the time we went to the preliminary hearing on August 22nd 1991 before judge Simmons Mr. J Johnson and his wife was never called or subpoena by the prosecutor office but the other witness was threatened. judge Simmons stated on the record to the prosecutor office that there was no case and they had no evidence to hold me for trial and to get this case out of his courtroom after judge Simmons told the prosecutor they found another judge and had the case transferred to his court room, which this judge said we are going to hold you for trial on the murder charges. They then put the witness on the stand to testify to their statement that was given to the detectives these witness testified on the stand under oath that they were threatened by the detective and the prosecutor and the prosecutor's office to give these statements, and if they didn't testify to the statements they were going to be locked up with me and their children taken away from them. To the public I really need you to understand what I'm about to say and this really happened in the courtroom we went in front of Judge Juanita Kidd Stout my trial judge and before we started trial Judge Stout looked over the paperwork and said on record that the district attorney did not have a case, and then the detective in the case said to judge Stout let me talk to you in the back room, and when they returned from the back room judge Stout said I will take the case and we are going to trial, like I said before I was in the courtroom by threatening witness using recanted statements and testimony of witnesses by locking up Witnesses in the courtroom because they didn't say what the district attorney wanted them to say and taking the 5th Amendment on the stand because there was no evidence in this case to take me to trial just recanted hearsay testimony of witnesses The trial started on March 27th 1992, and the prosecutor called a witness Ms. D Philips to the stand to give testimony she is a friend of the decease and her testimony showed that on July 5th 1991 Ms.D Phillips went to the home of the deceased (N.T.3/ 24/19 p 36-37). Since the door was unlocked she entered into deceased residents to find Blood on the wall and the deceased body in the living room. (N.T.3/ 24/92 p.37). The deceased Resident was search by detective Frank Jastrzembski there was crack vails found on the kitchen area of the residence (N.T 3/25/92 p.83) there was blood on the floor and walls in the deceased body was found in the living room. (N.T.3/25/92 p. 84). Knives and beer cans found on the premises tested negative for blood and fingerprints.(N.T.3/25/92 p.97) also no blood was found on the door knob to the only exit in the residence (N.T.3 /25/92 p.104) we all know that in the United States of America every house has a front and back door detective interview people in the community, that detective also interviewed a man that lived in the back of the deceased house this information was never revealed to defense counsel or court, with all this testimony no evidence points to me. My mother Miss polite went around the community asking questions about what had happened and if anybody seen anything or knew anything and she ran into a man that work on cars in the back of the house where the deceased live and got into a conversation, about what happened, and how I was arrested for her murder, he inform my mother that he knew me and that I was not the person he seen coming out the her house he told my mother that he told the detectives that they arrested the wrong man because he seen the people that came out of that house and I was not one of them that came out of the house, when my mother asked him will he testify on my behalf he said yes so she told him that she was going to get in touch with my trial lawyers J.B Elbert Esquire and give him the information so he could be interview and give his statement to what he seen and that he talked to detectives. He was okay with that but when we got back in touch with him he said no because he was being threatened by the detective and the District Attorney office they had come out to see him and they told him if he talked to my lawyer and give a statement that he will not see his son again for a long time and to mine his own business and say nothing. The trial lawyer John B Albert Esquire never interviewed him or never went and seen my alibi witness my trial or never put an investigator on the case to interview anybody not even Mr. J. Johnson or his wife to take statements backing up my story that they were my alibi witness and I was with them at the time they say this crime took place and I could not have committed this crime. The prosecutor case rested upon threats, Coercion, and recanted testimonies of my Witnesses, the prosecutor new these witnesses were going to recant it testimony before hand, the preliminary hearing and again at trial. They were informed Face to Face by these witnesses but, because the prosecutor an the detective in this case had no witness of their own to testify they made my witness their witness by threats and the taking of their children, to take the stand and testify against me.They put these witness on the stand to make them look bad to the jury, like every witness was lying for me when they was told before Hand by the witnesses that they were going to recanted statements these statements that were taken by detectives where my Witnesses and these same witnesses indicated either that I told them that I stabbed the deceased.N.T. 3/25/ 92 p. 125, 215, 197,- 200; 3/26/92 P. 265) When these witness were called as witnesses at the preliminary hearing and again at trial to testify for Prosecutors office they recanted their statements given to the detection as stated on the record that they had lied to the detectives because they were threaten so they made up portions of their statement (N.T. 3/ 25/92 p.120-186,194-195, 215-216, 197; 3/26/92 p.260). Some of the witnesses testified that they had been threatened by the detectives at the time they were interviewed and giving their statements to detectives (N.T. 3/25/ 92 p.131-133 3/26/92 p.260-261) Detective William Danks Arthur Mee, and Thomas Perks testified to the contents of the statement taken by Ms. S. HHearne's and the Geathers family.See; (N.T. 3/24/ 92 p. 24-; 27 3/25 /92 p. 150-156, 324- 238 ; 3/26/92 p. 290- 295. 248- 357) and the assistant medical examiner "Adrienne Skekula-Perlman" testified to the details of the autopsy she conducted on the deceased but did not make it clear on record to the findings of results. If I was the perpetrator or these results matched someone else other than me as the perpetrator of this crime. See(N.T. 3/24/92 p.43) furthermore the question is this was my skin found under the fingernail of the deceased or that of someone else like the real perpetrator in this case, because the prosecutor in this case show pictures of the scratch on the left side of my face to the jury given the jury the permission that the scratch came from the deceased, you the public please keep in mine the detective took " fingerprint, sample blood, hair sample, and oral swabbing from me to be tested against the deceased, these laboratory results were never revealed to me nor the jury of the courts on the findings throughout the trial. The last 27 years I have been trying to get copies of Records/ files of the results, medical reports, detective files, and the District Attorney's office files records, and now I am before the courts once again trying to clear my name we can't find a lawyer to do the right thing because every lawyer we have retained as counsel of record did nothing but take the money from my family and didn't do the job they were paid for, so I'm left to fight this on my own with the help of my family and I pray after you read this information you will get involved, with your help and support. So I asked you the public does a guilty man fight for this type of information and Records/files to clear his name if he is so guilty in the eyes of the court I have filed the "Petition for Review for Case number 1158 CD 2017 within the court of common pleas Philadelphia County I against the District Attorney's office to turn over, and release these record/files to me but, their argument is that I don't have a constitutional right so this information I feel that they are wrong because it's a constitutional violation of my due process rights to appeal within the courts and to clear my name with the withholding of the record/files that pertain to my criminal public trial. Enclose this brief plea for your help and assistant I really pray you get involve because I am doing time for a murder I didn't commit, and for the last 27 years I have received nothing but injustice from the court system I had no fair trial my case was not investigated by trial counsel no witnesses interview or nothing in this case just review the records for yourself. August Term 1991,Case No.CP-51-CR-0832881-1991.
Petition to KIMBERLY M. FOXX, Lisa Madigan
Wrongfully Convicted Man Matthew Echevarria
Is Innocent & Needs Your Help
American Public: Matthew is 36 years old and has been incarcerated since he was 17 years old for a murder he did not commit, nor has any knowledge thereof. The Illinois Innocence Project believes in Matthew's innocence and is actively working to free him. We are seeking your support to gain enough signatures in order to present this petition to the Illinois Attorney General, Lisa Madigan and Cook County State's Attorney, Kimberly M. Foxx, with the hopes Matthew can have his freedom back. On July 30, 1999, at the age of 17 years old, Matthew reported to the Chicago Police Department, located at Grand and Central Avenues, not having the slightest idea as to why he was being sought, because he had nothing to hide from. He did what he felt any ordinary citizen would do. Ever since that horrible day he has been incarcerated and his life has been a living hell. While at the station he was subject to interrogations, deprived of sleep for the next 65 1/2 hours, lineups, denied a request for an attorney and denied to his one phone call. In the end, he was identified by 3 witnesses, all friends of the deceased. Other witnesses, including friends of the deceased did not identify Matthew. An eyewitness to the murder interviewed by Matthew's PI Bill Dorsch, a retired Chicago Homicide Detective, signed an affidavit stating the shooter had a "green dragon tattoo" on his shoulder. Matthew does not have a green dragon tattoo. When shown a photo of Matthew the eyewitness stated "that's not him, I never saw him before". One of the witnesses that identified Matthew in a lineup, that was interviewed by Bill Dorsch, stated the Police Homicide Detectives visited his home before the lineup and showed him a photo of Matthew. The Detective said, "We have information that the person in the photo is the shooter." At trial he was found guilty by definition and was charged to 50 years for first degree murder. From day one Matthew has proclaimed his innocence and continues to do so today. Matthew has lost almost everything except his faith, hoping that someday his innocence will be proven and released. Over the past years social media has expanded dramatically, giving Matthew this tool to reach out to society. Matthew is a living witness of the broken justice system, misconduct and corruption. On Matthew's Facebook, Twitter, Email, or Website we have made available important documents pertaining to Matthew's case for your review. For those who believe in Matthew's innocence and are willing to support his release, we ask that you don't only sign this petition but share with others. Without your support Matthew doesn't stand a chance to reopen his case and be heard. So please, we are counting on you. Thank you for your support. Please Write Me: Contact if you have crime info Matthew Echevarria Bill Dorsch (Private Investigator)#12180 Email: Pidor44@att.netPontiac CC PO Box 99 Phone: 312-752-5966 Pontiac, Illinois 61764-0099
Petition to Court of Criminal Appeals, P.O. Box 12308. Capitol Station, Austin Texas 78711, Governor of State of Texas, Greg Abbott
Wrongful conviction in state of Texas, due to evidence withheld !
My name is Robin Schoffner and I am writing on behalf of a dear friend of mine who is and has been held in the DOC in Texas, state prison system. Petition for Relief; To the 338th District Court of Harris County Texas. And to its honorable Judge. Chris Daniel, Harris County District Clerk, Judge of 338th District Court P.O. Box 4651, Houston, TX 77210-4651 Evidence has been obtained by Attorney Mackenzie Schaffer from an Open Records Request of the Prosecutor's file, that the district Attorney's office who prosecuted DeCarlos Garrett in cause no. 870048 and cause no. 886344, withheld several items of evidence that show he is actually INNOCENT. Among this evidence is a video tape of the crime that the State claimed DID NOT EXIST. And because this video tape has been recovered and litigated by Mr. Garrett in his recent filing before this court, this Petition would respectfully request that an Evidentiary hearing be held. The purpose of this Hearing is to point out that the prosecution made an intentional decision to withhold this video tape and other evidence from the defense. And since Mr. Garrett has no legal representative to ensure that his rights aren't continued to be ignored, we hope that this petition will speak on his behalf. As he also has no funds to acquire an attorney. A hearing at this point is the least that should be done to correct this intentional act of misconduct by the prosecution. Respectively submitted Robin Schoffner, 5121 state route 227, Burdett, NY 14818 DeCarlos Garrett Michael Unit, 2664 FM 2054, Tennessee Colony, TX 75886 or he can be reached via Jpay but he must write you back in regular mail. Please if you can help, contact either of us. This is a desperate search for help and relief in a wrongful conviction we have been working together to get the facts and truth out. And now with the video tape they say DID NOT EXIST in our hands. He is searching, desperately for help, assistance of any kind is greatly appreciated. And much more information can be found at www.freedecarlosgarrett.simplesite.com
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 Jennifer Blagg, who has won many exonerations 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.
Petition to Derek Schmidt, dereck schmidt
Help free Innocent boy Hunter McQueen of Linn County Kansas wrongfully incarcerated.
Hunter was falsely accused of rape by a young girl a little over a year ago. Due to this he wasn’t able to start his life. Hunter had a great job, and was getting close to start his life on his own .We pray every day for Hunter. I sat in court, and could not believe what I had witnessed. The D.A. blatantly lying to the judge, saying he was waiting on DNA evidence( that records show he had) and wanted to have court postponed. During the wait for sentencing, the DA offered Hunter a plea bargain (knowing and having in his possession the DNA results showing that the DNA did not match Hunter). He threatened Hunter, and said if he did not take the plea bargain he would push for 25 years!!! That would terrify anyone. The entire time the DA knew the dna did not match Hunter. I fully believe that this individual who accused hunter, had an encounter earlier, and when they were found out, they lied to cover their tracks and Hunter is collateral damage. The DA had no respect for the rule of law nor for truth. I pray daily that justice is served and those who violate the rule of law be held accountable. Hunter was innocent. The DNA evidence shows that. The evidence that the DA had and lied to the judge saying he had not received yet (paperwork shows he had evidence showing DNA was not Hunters) because he wanted a conviction and saw an opportunity to railroad a young man for his own gain. We are Sorry that Hunter has to go through this nightmare and pray that he comes out stronger. Storms don't last forever. Truth has a way of coming out in the light. Keep standing strong, As being Hunter's mother, I don't know some of you, and want to say thanks for showing support for my son he has had his whole life ruined and will never be the same. I just want everyone to know the fight for my sons rights is not over yet, I will continue to fight for my son. And give him the peace and life he deserves. As I have stated before for those who would like to see the proof and court documents showing my sons innocence I will show you. So for the ones who's here supporting him thank you so much. please take 5 minutes of your time to speak out and help Hunter THIS CANT KEEP HAPPENING. Hunter is just a 19 year old boy with big dream that have been taken from him. he is a high school graduated that loves wildlife hunting and fishing he is not a criminal that should be locked away PLEASE TAKE TIME TO HELP HIM. LINN COUNTY NEEDS TO BE LOOKED INTO THIS IS NOT THE FIRST MISTAKE THEY HAVE MADE IN THE PAST YEAR.
Petition to U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, U.S. Governors, United States Supreme Court, Luther Strange, President of the United States
Freedom For An Innocent Man
Jonathan S King was wrongfully convicted of a crime he did not do. He has been in Prison for 16 years and county jail 3 years before his hearing. The Judge in his trial told on a Radio interview 3 weeks before the that he would make an example out of Jon and sentence him to the max amount of time reguardless. There was no evidence against him and the DNA evidence in the case was not Jon's and did not in any way connect Jon. This was false allegations trumped up by people in his life that was jealous of him and wanted to hurt him. He was not given a fair trial and was denied proper counsil. The charge he was arrested for was not the charge he was sentenced for. He was held on a 500000.00 bond for menacing, a bond never heard of before for a misdemeanor charge. The Judge refused a motion to stop false statements from being heard by the jury. A great injustice has been done to this man. The Judge sentenced Jon after his sentence the just vacated some of the charges but the sentence remained the same. This man put his faith and trust in God and stands strong on his faith that God will prevail. He is loved and missed greatly. His grandmother needs him home with her to help care for her. She is 93 years old and doesn't have much time left. It is her wish to see her Grandson be set free and the charges against him dismissed. He had everything stolen from him due to the corruption in Alabama judicial system. He was discarded like trash by people who claimed to love and care about him. False statements and an angry Judge condemned his man to a life of hell. Jon served in the Air Force and faught for our freedom just to have his stolen from him. Please HELP him be set free so he can continue to help others grow in their faith, and find a way when all hope has been stolen from them. He has touched the lives of many people and gave many people hope when they had no hope left.