Oganizing Meeting for O22

 

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Organizing Meetings: Fridays, October 7th & 14th, 6:30 PM, 39 Eldridge Street 4th Floor, Chinatown

For more information or to get involved:

▪ October 22 Coalition Voicemail/Fax (toll free): 866-235-7814 
▪ Stop Mass Incarceration Network NYC: 929-249-7996

Website: http://nyc.october22.org 
On Facebook, search for "October 22 Coalition to Stop Police Brutality - New York" 
October 22 Coalition-NY Youtube Channel: www.youtube.com/OCTOBER22NYC

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Note: As we prepare for the 21st National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation, we continue to build our resistance at the unfolding genocide of escalating police terror, the mass incarceration and torture of solitary confinement, racial profiling and the imprisonment of immigrants. An often overlooked aspect of the genocide of the New Jim Crow is of the wrongly convicted and incarcerated -- particularly in an atmosphere where Black and Latino lives are routinely criminalized and demonized through stop-and-frisk and "broken windows". We received the below article from one such family fighting to exonerate a wrongly imprisoned loved one.

Overturn the Wrongful Conviction of Tyreik Gilford

In March 2013, after leaving his residence, Tyreik Gilford was stopped and detained on the staircase in the St. Nicholas Housing projects. While Tyreik was stopped, another non-associated individual descended the staircase and was also stopped. That individual was in possession of crack cocaine. Both men lived in the 14 story 110 unit apartment building (as evidenced by surrendering their Identification. One of the arresting officer’s stated that he observed a drug transaction between the two but admitted that he never saw money exchanged. However, he described the money in Tyreik's possession as money from “the drug deal.”

In February 2014, Tyreik Gilford went to trial to oppose the wrongful arrest. He was represented by court appointed attorneys and was found guilty by a jury, even though his "co-defendant" admitted 100% guilt. This co-defendant denied Tyreik's involvement in his crime (criminal possession), accepted a plea bargain for his guilt in the incident, and appeared at Tyreik's trial to testify on his behalf. Additionally, evidence (and a key witness) was presented to the court in order to show the source of the money in Tyreik’s pocket. Also, critical information (such as letter of support and the fact that Tyreik was gainfully employed and participating in his parole programming) was suppressed by the court.

Tyreik has been sentenced to a “mandatory minimum” 6 year sentence with a year and a half of post release supervision for a single count of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 3rd Degree. We tried to get the conviction set aside (330 motion), however both the criminal court and First Circuit Appellate Division affirmed the conviction on the grounds that: 1) Tyreik has a prior felony conviction, 2) his trial attorneys did not object to the proceedings, therefore no wrong was done during the trial process, and 3) the arresting officer and the expert witness were perceived as credible.

In February 2015, Tyreik began serving his sentence. He is currently pursuing an appeal; in June 2016, his conviction was affirmed in the First Circuit Appellate Division in NYC.

We are asking for support in getting Tyreik’s conviction overturned. Please signthe petition here.

Tyreik’s story can be found at here. For more information regarding this case and to offer additional support to this case, please contact the Justice for Tyreik Gilford team at justicefortyreikgilford@gmail.com.

Sincerely

Tawanna Gilford, Ph.D

Note: As we prepare for the 21st National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation, we continue to build our resistance at the unfolding genocide of escalating police terror, the mass incarceration and torture of solitary confinement, racial profiling and the imprisonment of immigrants. An often overlooked aspect of the genocide of the New Jim Crow is of the wrongly convicted and incarcerated -- particularly in an atmosphere where Black and Latino lives are routinely criminalized and demonized through stop-and-frisk and "broken windows". We received the below article from one such family fighting to exonerate a wrongly imprisoned loved one.

Overturn the Wrongful Conviction of Tyreik Gilford

In March 2013, after leaving his residence, Tyreik Gilford was stopped and detained on the staircase in the St. Nicholas Housing projects. While Tyreik was stopped, another non-associated individual descended the staircase and was also stopped. That individual was in possession of crack cocaine. Both men lived in the 14 story 110 unit apartment building (as evidenced by surrendering their Identification. One of the arresting officer’s stated that he observed a drug transaction between the two but admitted that he never saw money exchanged. However, he described the money in Tyreik's possession as money from “the drug deal.”

In February 2014, Tyreik Gilford went to trial to oppose the wrongful arrest. He was represented by court appointed attorneys and was found guilty by a jury, even though his "co-defendant" admitted 100% guilt. This co-defendant denied Tyreik's involvement in his crime (criminal possession), accepted a plea bargain for his guilt in the incident, and appeared at Tyreik's trial to testify on his behalf. Additionally, evidence (and a key witness) was presented to the court in order to show the source of the money in Tyreik’s pocket. Also, critical information (such as letter of support and the fact that Tyreik was gainfully employed and participating in his parole programming) was suppressed by the court.

Tyreik has been sentenced to a “mandatory minimum” 6 year sentence with a year and a half of post release supervision for a single count of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 3rd Degree. We tried to get the conviction set aside (330 motion), however both the criminal court and First Circuit Appellate Division affirmed the conviction on the grounds that: 1) Tyreik has a prior felony conviction, 2) his trial attorneys did not object to the proceedings, therefore no wrong was done during the trial process, and 3) the arresting officer and the expert witness were perceived as credible.

In February 2015, Tyreik began serving his sentence. He is currently pursuing an appeal; in June 2016, his conviction was affirmed in the First Circuit Appellate Division in NYC.

We are asking for support in getting Tyreik’s conviction overturned. Please signthe petition here.

Tyreik’s story can be found at here. For more information regarding this case and to offer additional support to this case, please contact the Justice for Tyreik Gilford team at justicefortyreikgilford@gmail.com.

Sincerely

Tawanna Gilford, Ph.D


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Organizing Meetings: Fridays, October 7th & 14th, 6:30 PM, 39 Eldridge Street 4th Floor, Chinatown

For more information or to get involved:

▪ October 22 Coalition Voicemail/Fax (toll free): 866-235-7814 
▪ Stop Mass Incarceration Network NYC: 929-249-7996

Website: http://nyc.october22.org 
On Facebook, search for "October 22 Coalition to Stop Police Brutality - New York" 
October 22 Coalition-NY Youtube Channel: www.youtube.com/OCTOBER22NYC

***

Note: As we prepare for the 21st National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation, we continue to build our resistance at the unfolding genocide of escalating police terror, the mass incarceration and torture of solitary confinement, racial profiling and the imprisonment of immigrants. An often overlooked aspect of the genocide of the New Jim Crow is of the wrongly convicted and incarcerated -- particularly in an atmosphere where Black and Latino lives are routinely criminalized and demonized through stop-and-frisk and "broken windows". We received the below article from one such family fighting to exonerate a wrongly imprisoned loved one.

Overturn the Wrongful Conviction of Tyreik Gilford

In March 2013, after leaving his residence, Tyreik Gilford was stopped and detained on the staircase in the St. Nicholas Housing projects. While Tyreik was stopped, another non-associated individual descended the staircase and was also stopped. That individual was in possession of crack cocaine. Both men lived in the 14 story 110 unit apartment building (as evidenced by surrendering their Identification. One of the arresting officer’s stated that he observed a drug transaction between the two but admitted that he never saw money exchanged. However, he described the money in Tyreik's possession as money from “the drug deal.”

In February 2014, Tyreik Gilford went to trial to oppose the wrongful arrest. He was represented by court appointed attorneys and was found guilty by a jury, even though his "co-defendant" admitted 100% guilt. This co-defendant denied Tyreik's involvement in his crime (criminal possession), accepted a plea bargain for his guilt in the incident, and appeared at Tyreik's trial to testify on his behalf. Additionally, evidence (and a key witness) was presented to the court in order to show the source of the money in Tyreik’s pocket. Also, critical information (such as letter of support and the fact that Tyreik was gainfully employed and participating in his parole programming) was suppressed by the court.

Tyreik has been sentenced to a “mandatory minimum” 6 year sentence with a year and a half of post release supervision for a single count of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 3rd Degree. We tried to get the conviction set aside (330 motion), however both the criminal court and First Circuit Appellate Division affirmed the conviction on the grounds that: 1) Tyreik has a prior felony conviction, 2) his trial attorneys did not object to the proceedings, therefore no wrong was done during the trial process, and 3) the arresting officer and the expert witness were perceived as credible.

In February 2015, Tyreik began serving his sentence. He is currently pursuing an appeal; in June 2016, his conviction was affirmed in the First Circuit Appellate Division in NYC.

We are asking for support in getting Tyreik’s conviction overturned. Please signthe petition here.

Tyreik’s story can be found at here. For more information regarding this case and to offer additional support to this case, please contact the Justice for Tyreik Gilford team at justicefortyreikgilford@gmail.com.

Sincerely

Tawanna Gilford, Ph.D

Note: As we prepare for the 21st National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation, we continue to build our resistance at the unfolding genocide of escalating police terror, the mass incarceration and torture of solitary confinement, racial profiling and the imprisonment of immigrants. An often overlooked aspect of the genocide of the New Jim Crow is of the wrongly convicted and incarcerated -- particularly in an atmosphere where Black and Latino lives are routinely criminalized and demonized through stop-and-frisk and "broken windows". We received the below article from one such family fighting to exonerate a wrongly imprisoned loved one.

Overturn the Wrongful Conviction of Tyreik Gilford

In March 2013, after leaving his residence, Tyreik Gilford was stopped and detained on the staircase in the St. Nicholas Housing projects. While Tyreik was stopped, another non-associated individual descended the staircase and was also stopped. That individual was in possession of crack cocaine. Both men lived in the 14 story 110 unit apartment building (as evidenced by surrendering their Identification. One of the arresting officer’s stated that he observed a drug transaction between the two but admitted that he never saw money exchanged. However, he described the money in Tyreik's possession as money from “the drug deal.”

In February 2014, Tyreik Gilford went to trial to oppose the wrongful arrest. He was represented by court appointed attorneys and was found guilty by a jury, even though his "co-defendant" admitted 100% guilt. This co-defendant denied Tyreik's involvement in his crime (criminal possession), accepted a plea bargain for his guilt in the incident, and appeared at Tyreik's trial to testify on his behalf. Additionally, evidence (and a key witness) was presented to the court in order to show the source of the money in Tyreik’s pocket. Also, critical information (such as letter of support and the fact that Tyreik was gainfully employed and participating in his parole programming) was suppressed by the court.

Tyreik has been sentenced to a “mandatory minimum” 6 year sentence with a year and a half of post release supervision for a single count of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 3rd Degree. We tried to get the conviction set aside (330 motion), however both the criminal court and First Circuit Appellate Division affirmed the conviction on the grounds that: 1) Tyreik has a prior felony conviction, 2) his trial attorneys did not object to the proceedings, therefore no wrong was done during the trial process, and 3) the arresting officer and the expert witness were perceived as credible.

In February 2015, Tyreik began serving his sentence. He is currently pursuing an appeal; in June 2016, his conviction was affirmed in the First Circuit Appellate Division in NYC.

We are asking for support in getting Tyreik’s conviction overturned. Please signthe petition here.

Tyreik’s story can be found at here. For more information regarding this case and to offer additional support to this case, please contact the Justice for Tyreik Gilford team at justicefortyreikgilford@gmail.com.

Sincerely

Tawanna Gilford, Ph.D


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