Albany Lobby Day
A CALL TO FAITH BASED GROUPS TO CONFRONT THIS MORAL ISSUE
TUESDAY JANUARY 15 2019
FREE BUSES LEAVING FROM
1870 CROTONA AVE BRONX @ 7 AM
IN NY, PROSECUTORS DO NOT HAVE TO TURN OVER EVIDENCE UNTIL START OF TRIAL. WE ARE CALLING ON LEGISLATURES TO REPEAL THE UNJUST BLINDFOLD LAW.
WHAT IS THE BLINDFOLD LAW?
The worst crime and travesty that can be perpetrated against anyone is to bound, gag, and blindfold an accused and then say to them in court, "Defend Yourself". Defendants in New York often never receive as much as a police report until the day before trial. This practice – trial by ambush – severely interferes with a defendant’s chances of getting a fair trial. More importantly, 98% of all criminal cases in New York never even get to trial, with almost every case disposed of through dismissals or plea deals. Routinely prosecutors delay and withhold evidence throughout plea negotiations, holding defendants’ hostage and leaving them figuratively blindfolded, unable to effectively challenge the case against them because they cannot evaluate the strength of the state’s charges. Many innocent people go to J*il or plead guilty to crimes because they are blindfolded to the evidence.
Join us to demand a MORAL and FAIR criminal justice system that does not punish the innocent. An injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere!
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