14-years-old Detroiter Davontae Sanford, blind in one eye and developmentally disabled, was convicted of a quadruple homicide that one of the real shooters cleared him of. His mother was the first to click “like” when I posted the petition to facebook.
Davontae is 18 now, and incarcerated in a dangerous adult facility. If the FBI investigates known pockets of police and prosecutorial misconduct like they’re supposed to, they’ll zero in on Davontae’s case due to the DNA exoneration of now-deceased Eddie Joe Lloyd, who even shared an incompetent defense attorney with Davontae.
Help get Davontae and hundreds of other incarcerated innocents home for the holidays. Sign the petition.
From: Susan Chandler
Date: September 25, 2011 3:07:46 AM EDT
Subject: Petition the President: Direct the FBI to investigate police, prosecutorial and judicial misconduct that affects trial outcomes.
I created a petition on We the People, a new feature on WhiteHouse.gov, and I’m asking (okay, I’m begging) for your support.
If this petition gets 5,000 signatures by October 25, 2011, the White House will review it and officially respond.
An official response could be a criminal justice game-changer that immediately has the FBI looking into the pockets of police, prosecutorial and judicial misconduct that exonerations have revealed. Some innocents may even make it home for Christmas!
You can sign the petition here:
The petition says:
Direct the FBI to investigate police, prosecutorial and judicial misconduct that affects trial outcomes.
The police and prosecutorial misconduct in Troy Davis’ case should have been investigated by the FBI long before the US Supreme Court decided that Davis’ almost certain innocence didn’t matter, resulting in his execution.
As a Consitutional scholar, President Obama is aware that the Justices’ opinions in Brady v Maryland, Imbler v Pachtman, Van de Kamp v Goldstein, Connick v Thompson, etc., all protect the reputations of public servants ahead of the rights of the accused to a fair trial.
It is the FBI’s responsibility to investigate public corruption that affects trial outcomes … Congress and the President need clear and convincing evidence of reason to override Supreme Court rulings.
FBI Director Mueller should address this responsibility or resign, with no other option offered.