Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Jimmy Johnson and new evidence


"Innocent Man Caught-Up Within Wisconsin's Unjust Criminal System"


looking for justice
"In this country, there is no justice for the poor," words of a WI activist. We have been working with prisoners for 10 years now and have learned first hand about our assembly-line justice. Here Are some of the stories. Please contact FFUP or contact the prisoners themselves if you have questions or would like to see documentation. Email us at swansol@mwt.net .

Jimmie Johnson 328433
GBCI; PO Box 19033; Green Bay, Wi 54307
Case no.2000CF005118
Cry for Help.
I just had one of my appeals denied by the court of appeals involving the newly discovered evidence that I received. The courts claims that they agreed that the newly discovered evidence is valid but they don't believe if I was given a new trial the jury would believe the person who is testifying with this evidence which is showing that I was not the person who committed the crime that I'm in here for.
I put myself here by signing a false confession which lead to my conviction. What I really need from you is some help on .. gaining some national attention on my case. The city of Milwaukee knows I've been wrongly accused of the double homocide charge and
even after 11 years of claiming my innocence someone came forward with information on who is the real suspect of the crime I'm in here for. The city of Milwaukee is trying to sweep my case under the rug when we all knows how often our criminal justice system in Wisconsin wrongfully convicted many people due to false confession and mistaken identity or different illegal tactics the Milwaukee detectives use to gain convictions, which they used on me. I do not want to die in here for something I did not do.


Overview
36 year old wrongly convicted man languishes within Wisconsin's prison system despite having newly discovered evidence of his innocence. Jimmie Johnson III was convicted in a Milwaukee court of two counts of First degree reckless homocide. Despite what appeared to be an open and shut case against Johnson, evidence surfaced which suggest that another man actually committed the crime. Despite this evidence, the state prosecutors continue to hinder a new trial for Johnson. In a recent decision by the Wisconsin court of appeals District 1, Johnson was denied a new trial despite having proved 4 of the 5 criterias required for a new trial based on newly discovered evidence.

Johnson's newly discovered evidence consisted of an investigative report taken by a private investigator from the Badger State Investigative Services/LLC. within that report the investigator attributes the following statements from an unbiased witness;

"Andre saw kevin backing away from a crowd of people outside the tavern

with his arm extended out, holding out his gun, and he was pointing it at

the crowd".

"Andre said he was upset that Kevin shot people and shot them for no reason".

"Through the years kevin bragged about shooting the people at the bar num-er

ous times to Andre"

"Finally Andre came up with an idea to get his family involved in search for

the convicted person for the crime that Andre's friend committed, Andre is

very much concerned about getting the truth out, but does not want to get

in trouble for not bringing it out years ago.

What I really need is some support to help me gain a new trial to prove my innocence so I can continue my life on the streets as a free man. If any has any comments or suggestion towards helping me regain my life back will you please contact me and share your thoughts or ideas with me. Until then I will be here fighting til my last breathe. Thank you for your time and hopefully someone can be of help to help me regain a new trial to prove that Jimmie Johnson lll is an innocent man suffering behind these prison walls.


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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Lloyd Jarrow

Lloyd with his nephew
Lloyd Jarrow #365826;
 NEW ADDRESS:
Lloyd Jarrow 365826
N23C 10/DWCC
670 Bell Hill Rd
Homer, LA 71040

background story below, Click for new evidence post and Lloyd's new hope


FREEDOM ON LIFE SUPPORT BY: LLOYD JARROW
What do you do as a juvenile sentenced to natural life for a crime you did not commit and the judge refuses to consider "New Evidence" that the prosecutor withheld . . . evidence that support your innocence?
What do youdo when the judge faults you because your attorney didn't check the prosecutor's file for this evidence, some, 10 months before trial?
What do you do when the judge's ruling disregard all the motions your attorney filed requesting this evidence, two weeks before and during trial?
What do you do when the judge's ruling even disregard her own ORDERS (before and during trial) for the prosecutor to hand over this evidence?
What do you do when the judge's ruling disregard the law and the fact that the prosecutor lie to your attorney and herself (in open court) about the mere existence of this evidence?
What do you do when the judge's ruling disregard the prosecutor's, inadvertent, admission to having sent you this evidence only "by mistake"?
What do you do when the judge's ruling disregard a sworn affidavit from your attorney affirming your innocence and/or the prosecutor's withholding of such evidence?
What do you do with "New Evidence" that would have permitted the jury to see your case from a whole different light?
What I've decided to do is show you just how inconsiderate and wrong a judgment can be ...

If you have any comments or wish to be a part of my mental support team you can help write or email at the addresses below. The only requirement is that you are positive and optimistic — believe in change.
Lloyd Jarrow General Delivery La. State Prison Angola, LA 70712
email: lloydjarrow@myjail - mailman.com
NOTE: "When someone is innocent it is everyone's business"
— LuLu


Stop
Please don't stone me
For I am innocent.
with the fault of the indigent

We can't go on this way, our lives
has taken a different turn..
as a people detached &unconcern

We are more than distinct colors
We are the spectrum & common neighbors..
a lost Friend, Family, savior

How did we get here, how do we change..
For the higher good, for humane

We share the same sun & recycle
The same air….I am u and u are me-there

Love is stronger than pride..
It's my heart to u
It's God's will-for I have abide

Here's the bridge, save your talk..
It's the son of God at your feet bleeding
Head, heart, and soul.


P.S.
Sometimes we don't realize
Just how much we mean to someone
..just how much we are connected

Sometimes we don't realize the power
We can draw from each other.. sometimes we are afraid

Sometimes fear keeps us
Until we lose hope & foresight
To see beyond the moment
Sometimes we forget….


Lloyd Jarrow







A Once Illiterate Offender expresses His Innocence
It was 55 days after my 17th birthday when I was arrested on suspicion of murder. I was suspected after two witnesses said they saw me w/the shooter headed toward the scene minutes before the shot. I was in tenth grade –special aid –reading and writing on a 4th grade level. I had no idea then that I’d end up here, learning to read and writing about my innocence.
Let me explain. Those witnesses were ex-offenders and drug addicts-hardly enough? They were thrown in jail until the trial, allegedly, to ensure they would attend. The prosecutor had to come up w/something else, but there was nothing else. Although I was at the bar past curfew none of those witnesses saw me shoot or kill anyone! I had never been convicted of a crime. All the evidence pointed to the shooter-who confessed, yet maintained his innocence. During the trial my attorney stressed “my client is innocent and we’re not saying he was an accessory; we’re saying he was not involved in any way.”
In spite of this, the prosecutor tried to get me to plea to a lesser charge of 5 years probation, if I’d agree to testify that I was w/the shooter when he robbed and shot the victim. I wanted to, out of fear and desperation but it wasn’t true! Because I refused, the prosecutor had no witness to the murder so in the midst of the second day of trial he allowed the shooter to plea to a lesser charge (15 years) if he agreed to testify that I was the shooter, which he did. I was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to natural life in prison.
My trial went swift and without the evidence that would have supported m innocence. The evidence that was withheld by the prosecutor came later, years later, “by mistake.”
I say mistake because this is what the prosecutor said when and how I received the Grand Jury testimony and statements of witnesses, which I was totally unaware of. This evidence implicated his two witnesses of murder. The prosecutors had the trial jury believe his witnesses had no reason to lie, as did the detective, for indictment! When the grand jury ask about “ any other person other than’me’ that had people to come forward and implicate, he lied, and covered for them, in order to make his investigation more reliable. I tried to petition the courts with this newly discovered evidence(pro se) , along with a sworn affidavit from my trial attorney that” If I had discovered these statements I would have done everything under allowable law and have used these statements to support your innocence!!


If you would like to stand with Lloyd in his fight for freedom an d education, you can help by writing to him at: Lloyd Jarrow #365826; general Delivery; LA State Prison; Angola, LA 70712.
Note: Lloyd was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole . If you believe that sentence was too cruel and teens especially should be given a second chance, share your concern by contacting Citizens for A second Chance; Kelly Orians, 504-522-5437.
Kelly Orians is the campaign coordinator for the Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana.
“Many small people, who in many small places do many small things can alter the face of the world”
Piece of graffiti from the Berlin Wall, Fall 20 years ago.
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click here to see documents showing new evidence
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Monday, July 09, 2012

Lloyd Jarrow:New evidence

new evidence for Lloyd Jarrow

Lloyd Jarrow 365826
N23C 10/DWCC
670 Bell Hill Rd
Homer, LA 71040     

 Cause of Innocence
Criminal history of witnesses discovered and charges that were dropped because of testimony


When all has failed there’s always something inspiring and engaging waiting to be discovered to push you back on course. Sometimes we give in just before we make it to the other side.The toll of the journey becomes much too expansive, so we think. I guess, it’s why only a few complete the odyssey with poise.
I believe hopes and dreams are nothing more than stimulants and seeds.  For some it’s the closest they’ll get to accomplishment, fantasizing; no hate intended. Actually, I can relate to fantasy be it as a book writer, a doctor, entrepreneur, finding a good paying job, dating the world’s sexiest woman, or just living the average American life. I’ve dreamed of those things both asleep and awake. 
I had to dream myself from the dismay and disorder of prison and the reality of facing the numbers , the vital statistics. That is if you’re innocent with a life sentence the chances of getting back to civilization is 10 to one. I’ve dreamed for a better tomorrow..just to have a peace of mind for that day. For quite some time those dreams sustained me and consequently suspended a realistic view into my circumstance.. for things are hardly ever as bad a they seem .
Since I’ve made a conscious choice to live and forge towards my freedom , indeed, I’ve discovered ( with the support of “divine mother”) “new evidence” That reopens my 17 year old case. Its ironic considering I was only 17. I feel good about this new year. If you’ve read my previous blog about my innocence you know that I was illiterate in the 10th grade. And this is the second time I’ve discovered evidence that district attorney withheld. The first implicated the DA witnesses of murder i.e.by setting the victim up to be robbed and killed. The evidence I’ve discovered also showed how the detective covered for these witnesses before the grand jury. The trial jury never heard that evidence.. none of it…
Now I’ve discovered those same witnesses criminal history. And it’s shocking to see the charges the district Attorney’s office dismissed on their behalf, including 15 drug charges, 17 assault charges, 13 contempt of court, aggravated rape, aggravated kidnapping, armed robbery and more throughout their criminal career. Needless to say, some of those charges were dropped a few months and days before their testimony in my 1996 trial. Why?
This is a break in my case. These witnesses were obviously corrupt and unworthy of belief.The DA knew if the truth of their criminal history came to light no reasonable minded juror would believe they were testifying because it was the right thing to do.
Every dog has its day. I can’t begin to explain how deep it hurt to be deprived of your freedom for a crime you never committed. I feel hate although I try to reconcile and smile to keep from crying. I’m afraid that I’ve become numb. I’m sure (I hope anyway) it subsides when or if I am ever free.
Note: I have reason to believe the “duty detective” that was assigned to investigate my case is related to the alleged eye witness. Stay tuned:::I have to get proof of their family tree. I welcome a you all to support this case of /and cause of freedom.
Sage: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel .”
Maya Angelo
Oughttobefree.blogspot.com
Write to my new address:
Lloyd Jarrow 365826
N23C 10/DWCC
670 Bell Hill Rd

Sunday, July 08, 2012

Lloyd Jarrow documents showing new evidence



Lloyd Jarrow 365826
N23C 10/DWCC
670 Bell Hill Rd
Homer, LA 71040     

 Cause of Innocence
Criminal history of witnesses discovered and charges that were dropped because of testimony


When all has failed there’s always something inspiring and engaging waiting to be discovered to push you back on course. Sometimes we give in just before we make it to the other side.The toll of the journey becomes much too expansive, so we think. I guess, it’s why only a few complete the odyssey with poise.
I believe hopes and dreams are nothing more than stimulants and seeds.  For some it’s the closest they’ll get to accomplishment, fantasizing; no hate intended. Actually, I can relate to fantasy be it as a book writer, a doctor, entrepreneur, finding a good paying job, dating the world’s sexiest woman, or just living the average American life. I’ve dreamed of those things both asleep and awake. 
I had to dream myself from the dismay and disorder of prison and the reality of facing the numbers , the vital statistics. That is if you’re innocent with a life sentence the chances of getting back to civilization is 10 to one. I’ve dreamed for a better tomorrow..just to have a peace of mind for that day. For quite some time those dreams sustained me and consequently suspended a realistic view into my circumstance.. for things are hardly ever as bad a they seem .
Since I’ve made a conscious choice to live and forge towards my freedom , indeed, I’ve discovered ( with the support of “divine mother”) “new evidence” That reopens my 17 year old case. Its ironic considering I was only 17. I feel good about this new year. If you’ve read my previous blog about my innocence you know that I was illiterate in the 10th grade. And this is the second time I’ve discovered evidence that district attorney withheld. The first implicated the DA witnesses of murder i.e.by setting the victim up to be robbed and killed. The evidence I’ve discovered also showed how the detective covered for these witnesses before the grand jury. The trial jury never heard that evidence.. none of it…
Now I’ve discovered those same witnesses criminal history. And it’s shocking to see the charges the district Attorney’s office dismissed on their behalf, including 15 drug charges, 17 assault charges, 13 contempt of court, aggravated rape, aggravated kidnapping, armed robbery and more throughout their criminal career. Needless to say, some of those charges were dropped a few months and days before their testimony in my 1996 trial. Why?
This is a break in my case. These witnesses were obviously corrupt and unworthy of belief.The DA knew if the truth of their criminal history came to light no reasonable minded juror would believe they were testifying because it was the right thing to do.
Every dog has its day. I can’t begin to explain how deep it hurt to be deprived of your freedom for a crime you never committed. I feel hate although I try to reconcile and smile to keep from crying. I’m afraid that I’ve become numb. I’m sure (I hope anyway) it subsides when or if I am ever free.
Note: I have reason to believe the “duty detective” that was assigned to investigate my case is related to the alleged eye witness. Stay tuned:::I have to get proof of their family tree. I welcome a you all to support this case of /and cause of freedom.
Sage: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel .”
Maya Angelo
Oughttobefree.blogspot.com
Write to my new address:
Lloyd Jarrow 365826
N23C 10/DWCC
670 Bell Hill Rd
Homer, LA 71040      

                                                           Record of Thad Creecy 
      








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Saturday, July 07, 2012

Loyd Jarrow:Judgement calls without justice

Lloyd Jarrow 365826
DWCC, N210
670 Bell Hill Rd
Homer, LA 71040
                                       Post 3: Judgment Calls without justice or Judges?.
  Have you ever hit rock bottom on your dreams and accomplishment? Pressing down on your spirit and spine. Most people share this sentiment after losing a job, loved one, a portion of their health or home. Despair and distraction come in many forms.
   In Alabama, Hispanic communities almost overnight pulled their children from schools and fled the state after the new immigration law went into effect, Sept 20011.  The state law made it legal for state police and xenophobes to check the immigration status of anyone that so much as suspected of being an illegal immigrant.. Never mind the racial profiling that would ensue and ingrain. The law followed the United States Supreme court decision upholding  the Legal Arizona Workers Act(2007) which penalizes employers who knowingly hire illegal immigrants, The court chief justice John Roberts rules that revoking a business license and penalizing a business for such a practice fell within the authority congress chose to leave to the states.
   For more reasons that one I feel that it's not only vile but political hypocrisy. Do we not remember our ancestral lineage those of us who were sent into exile and excommunicated-kicked out of England? Do we not know that the very foundation of this country from the stem to the stem was built by the blood,sweat and tears of immigrants, disenchfranchised Whites, Chinese, Jews, Germans, African Slaves? How then is it a grave wrong for them to seek refuge and liberation by following the underground path that was paved before them. The new law also make it a crime to feed and shelter them or give any kind of assistance. It's a public outcry ( I say" Occupy!")to be forced to live a s a fugitive and failure in a country your ancestors helped build and protect.
    Perhaps you feel different and distant to humanitarian needs of anyone who's trying to enter this country that's not American born and registered. If so, I wonder what you think of me?
I'm an African American and the adjective is important because it reflects and defines a time when, where and how I was shipped, transatlantic, and inhumanely sold, albeit good or bad faith, for profit -excuse my passion!
    But it's no mistake , we have to aggressively move to change. as a firm believer in Democracy we have to become the change our government fails to afford. Id we lay arround and wait we could, for lack of a better word, end up raped and murdered. Why do I say that? Where  do I get my audacity? It's in black and white literally.
    More than 60,000 women  were forced or coerced into sterilization  procedures in the USA today. It read Sterilization Programs  in about 30 states largely targeting he poor and mentally ill from 1907 to1974. Now North Carolina has just (2002) sanctioned a eugenics program that sterilized more than 7600 women. ON mother, Nial Ramires, was 18 at the time in 1964. During her second pregnancy that state appointed social worker threatened that if she didn't consent to the procedures her mother's benefits would stop. "She told me that I had to have sterilization because if I didn't my brothers and sisters would have nothing to eat and it would be all my fault."Mrs Ramires said "we didn't have enough to eat as it was. I didn't have a choice." The social worker assured her that the procedures was reversible.. eight years later, after the fact, she found out that it was not true. How could one not feel robbed and raped by you own state? Another who went through the same procedure said " they gutted us up like hogs, dogs and cats! And we ain't healed! I just keep praying asking God to give me strength"
            You think I'm stretching the point when I use the words" rape and murder?" How would you feel if someone had induced you mother to be sterilized before she had your sibling? I think it's flat out robbery and rape , if not worse. To have your God given birthright taken from you. I can't explain how deep and far a corrupt government would go to steal and sell the very life out of its citizens. Passivity and ignorance has no place in the democracy. I'm writing from first  hand experience.
           As an innocent juvenile offender, I've had the doors of justice slam-bang in my face quite a few times inspite of "new evidence" connecting the state star witness(es) to the victim's murder and legal documents showing the lead detective protecting those same witnesses by lying and withholding this evidence from both the grand jury and the trial jury. Evidence that further supports my innocence shows that the same witnesses were more than inclines to lie ad shift the weight. And additional evidence-yes! I did say " additional evidence"-shows these witnesses were no mere drug addicted observers( as the district attorney led them to believe)  with a simple felony conviction but career criminals. One whom had  been arrested for major and multiple charges and penalties including:10 drug charges, 15 assaults, 12 contempt charges 4 fugitive, aggravated rape, aggravated kidnap, armed robbery and more. It was all withheld from the jury, suppressed by the district attorney and not investigated  by my state appointed attorney.
  Perhaps it just the nature of the beast and I'm only a man-child that trying to tame it. They say "criminal trials are too important to be left up to jurors", the 99%ers.
   It was early May 21, 2007 when the Louisiana State 5th Circuit Court of Appeal central Staff Director Jerrold Peterson 55 wrote his confession and suicide…
   "Dear judge, by the time you get this letter I will be dead. This is a terrible way to end my relationship with you, the court and all the staff but this is how it was destined to end, I suspect.."
There were several reasons offered why Mr Peterson would want to end his life but none as gray and graphic as his "declaration against Interest." My Peterson spelled it out for the judge and the world to read and relate in that final letter.
      "In part, " How many of you have called and asked me to handle tariff tickets or to get someone out of jail without bond or to clear up contempt charges pending against friends?  Never. have I declined to help someone you sent to me or refused to solves some problem you had."
  " Above and beyond my regular duties and the extracurricular tasks you gave me, I have ably represented you interest at the legislature for almost 10 years. Capital out lay free fund legislation judge's pay raises-I've done it all. And since judges cannot engage in politics,  I did that.  I shield you from prohibition against lobbying I put myself in harms way."
     "For probably the past 10 years NOT ONE criminal writ application filed by an inmate pro se has been reviewed by a judge on the court. I prepared the ruling on each of those write applications and they were signed by a judge , without so much as a glance at the application. In Fact, two of the judges on the writ panel never even knew the pro se applications were filed, much less being aware of the contents.. As long as you got your pay wages you were content to ignore the law"( The Angolite, Jan/Feb 2009)
    It's not by accident that the very same judges we look up to and the very state we live in are part of the big scheme to any the poor and working class minorities  meaningful opportunity to change their circumstances. Because this change, so they think, will effect their hold on power.
   However in the democracy we have a right to interrupt any sort of corruption. Better put, we have a duty to demand justice by keeping those who were unjustly denied and have died as proof that we are not "crying wolf". If we don’t act aggressively and realistically there will be no chance to stop this machine.
    Someone once said " he who is whip easy is whip most". We have the ability to make a difference.
Act now by taking on a cause-something that's going o serve those that are in the struggle.. because you are me and I am you and to do nothing is evil!

Oughttobefree.blogspot.com
     


Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Jimmie Johnson

looking for justice
"In this country, there is no justice for the poor," words of a WI activist. We have been working with prisoners for 10 years now and have learned first hand about our assembly-line justice. Here Are some of the stories. Please contact FFUP or contact the prisoners themselves if you have questions or would like to see documentation. Email us at swansol@mwt.net .

Jimmie Johnson 328433
GBCI; PO Box 19033; Green Bay, Wi 54307
Case no.2000CF005118
Cry for Help.
I just had one of my appeals denied by the court of appeals involving the newly discovered evidence that I received. The courts claims that they agreed that the newly discovered evidence is valid but they don't believe if I was given a new trial the jury would believe the person who is testifying with this evidence which is showing that I was not the person who committed the crime that I'm in here for.
I put myself here by signing a false confession which lead to my conviction. What I really need from you is some help on .. gaining some national attention on my case. The city of Milwaukee knows I've been wrongly accused of the double homocide charge and
even after 11 years of claiming my innocence someone came forward with information on who is the real suspect of the crime I'm in here for. The city of Milwaukee is trying to sweep my case under the rug when we all knows how often our criminal justice system in Wisconsin wrongfully convicted many people due to false confession and mistaken identity or different illegal tactics the Milwaukee detectives use to gain convictions, which they used on me. I do not want to die in here for something I did not do.



"Innocent Man Caught-Up Within Wisconsin's Unjust Criminal System"
36 year old wrongly convicted man languishes within Wisconsin's prison system despite having newly discovered evidence of his innocence. Jimmie Johnson III was convicted in a Milwaukee court of two counts of First degree reckless homocide. Despite what appeared to be an open and shut case against Johnson, evidence surfaced which suggest that another man actually committed the crime. Despite this evidence, the state prosecutors continue to hinder a new trial for Johnson. In a recent decision by the Wisconsin court of appeals/ District 1, Johnson was denied a new trial despite having proved 4 of the 5 criterias required for a new trial based on newly discov¬ered evidence.
Johnson's newly discovered evidence consisted of an investigative re¬port taken by a private investigator from the Badger State Investigative Services/LLC. Within that report the investigator attributes the following statement from unbias witness;
"Andre saw Kevin backing away from a crowd of people outside the tavern with his arm extended out, holding out his gun, and he was pointing it at the crowd".
"Andre said he was upset that Kevin shot people and shot them for no reason".
"Through the years kevin bragged about shooting the people at the bar numerous times to Andre"
"Finally Andre came up with an idea to get his family involved in search for the convicted person for the crime that Andre's friend committed. Andre is very much concerned about getting the truth out, but does not want to get in trouble for not bringing it out years ago."

What I really need is some support to help me gain a new trial to prove my innocence so I can continue my life on the streets as a free man. If any has any comments or suggestion towards helping me regain my life back will you please contact me and share your thoughts or ideas with me. Until then I will be here fighting till my last breathe. Thank you for your time and hopefully someone can be of help to help me regain a new trial to prove that Jimmie Johnson III is an innocent man suffering behind these prison walls.

TRABSCRIPT OF INVESTIGATION BELOW, documents follow
Badger State Investigative Services, LLC
INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
TO: Jeffrey Jensen
FROM: Cindy Papka
RE: State of Wisconsin vs.Jimmy Johnson
DATE: July 6,2008

INTERVIEW: Andre Hill
On June 18, 2008 I interviewed Andre Hill, who is currently incarcerated at the Waupun Correctional Institution. Andre is currently incarcerated for a drug case. He has been incarcerated for 2 1/2 years and has eight more years to go on his sentence.
Andre had been a friend of a set of twins, Kevin L. Smith and Keith L. Smith, DOB 10-18-79. Andre's brothers, Delano and Courtney, had also been acquainted with the twins.
Andre said in the past he has considered Kevin his best friend, and they went to high school together at Bay View. They were very close for about five years prior to the shooting incident at the Cream City Tavern, which he believes occurred in September /October of 2000, but did not know the exact date. Andre stated he has not had contact with Kevin Smith for the past five years.
On the night of the shootings at the Cream City Tavern, Andre said he had gone to the tavern with Kevin L. Smith. On the way to the tavern, Kevin told Andre that he had a gun with him that night. The gun was a 380, and Andre believes it was black. Andre said this was a gun that Kevin had been carrying around with him for a couple of months before the incident. Andre did not know where Kevin had got the gun.
They arrived at the bar around midnight. They parked facing north on the street next to the bar (east side of bar), which was located on 53rd and Center Street. Andre said he had driven that night, and his car was a gray Chevy Caprice Classic, 1988 model.
Andre said their intention was to go to the bar to have a good time and to have a few drinks. When they got inside the bar, Andre stayed by the bar and Kevin walked around mingling with people. About a half hour to an hour or so later, Kevin came back
by the bar, and Andre noticed Kevin was drunk and highly impaired. Kevin told Andre that he had just got into it with some people". Andre told him something like, "O.K. Just chill". Andre said he had not seen Kevin get into any confrontations with anyone.
The bar began closing, and Andre and Kevin walked out of the bar together. There was also a large crowd of people walking out at the same time. The tavern was closing down for the night. Kevin was making comments that he was so sick of this. Andre did not know what Kevin was talking about. Kevin had said something like, "These guys think I'm soft, I'm tired of this, go to the car."
As they walked out the door, Andre headed to the corner east of the tavern, and started "hugging up" with a girl on the corner. They were on the northwest corner of the intersection. Andre did not know this girl, but was trying to get her phone number. Andre was not really paying attention to where Kevin was. Andre was with the girl for about a minute or so, talking and hugging.
As Andre was talking and hugging up with the girl, he heard around seven gunshots ring out. Andre said he and the girl ducked down, and Andre turned around to look to where he heard the shots coming from. Andre saw Kevin backing away from a crowd of people outside the tavern with his arm extended out, holding out his gun, and he was pointing it at the crowd. Kevin was moving backwards towards Andre. Kevin was facing west, and backing up towards the east.
Kevin was saying something like, "I'm not a hoe, I told ya'all, I'm not a hoe." Andre was yelling, "What's going on, What's going on?" Kevin then ran towards Andre's car, and Andre was wondering why is he running towards my car. Andre then took off running to his car and jumped into the driver's seat. Kevin was then yelling, "go, go, go". Andre was thinking, "Oh my God1.
Andre drove around the corner and headed to Keith's (Kevin's twin) house, which was about four blocks away. When they got there, Kevin and Andre went inside. Keith and his girl friend were sleeping, and they woke Keith up. Kevin was talking real loud. Andre told Keith, "Your brother just did some real dumb shit".
Kevin had taken on a proud stance and bragging attitude about what he had done and was talking real loud, so Keith had them all go outside.
Andre said "Man what did you do that for?" Kevin was saying, "I told them, I'm no hoe". .."just shot in a crowd. ...had nobody in mind. ..I'm tired of feeling like a hoe, ...I had to show I'm not soft... I'm not a hoe".
As they were talking, they heard a lot of ambulances and sirens in the neighborhood, and Andre and Keith said to each other, "This is serious". After about ten, minutes, Andre and Kevin left Keith's house. Andre then dropped Kevin off at his house.
Andre said he was upset that Kevin shot people and shot them for no reason.Andre had known that people had been injured, and said he felt bad that he did not do anything about what he knew at the time. He said he should of used better judgment at the time.
The next day, Andre went into a barbershop located at 45th and Center, and Kevin was already in the barbershop. Kevin was looking scared. He was sober and not drunk. As they were in the barbershop the news came on, or people were talking about the shooting. That is when Andre heard that people were killed.
Andre said he looked at Kevin and could see that Kevin looked real scared. Andre said he was scared also. Andre said this was Kevin's crime, and he was not going to take any blame, because he had nothing to do with it.
The news accounts said there were no suspects, and Andre waited to hear if any names were mentioned. After that, Andre stopped listening to the news.
A day or two later, Andre and Kevin were leaving the parking lot Bouchard's Sporting Goods located on North 3rd and State Streets, in downtown Milwaukee. Kevin said , "I got this on me". Andre asked him "What you got on you?" Kevin told him, "The gun".
Andre said, "What are you doing!" Andre was real upset that Kevin had brought the gun into his car. Kevin told Andre to pull over. Andre pulled over and could see that Kevin had put the gun inside a sock. Kevin said , "I need to get rid of this". Kevin jumped out of the car and ran behind a restaurant that had outside seating on the Milwaukee River. Andre saw Kevin toss the sock with the gun into the river.
Kevin then ran back to the car, and they drove away.A couple of days later, Andre said he was scared about what had happened, and confided in his brother, Delano Hill, telling him what Kevin had done.
In 2000, Andre's brother had been at the HOC, and had heard something about someone being charged with the Cream City Tavern shootings. Andre said he did not believe this was true, because he knew that Kevin had done the shootings and had not been arrested, but he did keep the information in the back of his mind.
Through the years, Kevin has bragged about shooting the people at the bar numerous times to Andre. One time Andre and Kevin were driving to Memphis, TN, and they had taken a camcorder on the trip. As they drove down there, Andre recorded Kevin admitting to the shooting. Kevin was bragging about what he had done. Andre believes this was in 2003 or 2004. Andre no longer has the videotape though. It was left in the camcorder, and his cousin had taken the camcorder to Detroit. *
Kevin bragged about the shootings approximately thirty different times, usually when he was drunk. When Kevin was sober, it bothered Kevin. Kevin would say, "but I ain't loosing any sleep over this".
There were other people around sometimes when Kevin confessed. Those people were Delano Hill, Courtney Hill, Keith Smith, and a guy named Charles L/N/U, but this Charles is currently incarcerated in Waupun Correctional.
Kevin would always make comments about how he was tired of being bullied and he wanted a tough guy image. Andre believes Kevin talked freely and bragged to him (Andre) about the shootings, because they were such close friends. Kevin figured that Andre would never tell on him. Andre said Kevin was also so comfortable talking about the shooting, because he thought nothing would ever happen to him. The longer that time went on, the more confident Kevin became in his bragging and attitude about the shootings.
Sometime in 2003, Kevin was a suspect in a homicide case and had been questioned by the police. The homicide occurred around 36th and Center. The police came to Kevin's house on several occasions, and one of those times the police found drugs and Kevin was criminally charged.
Around the time Kevin was going to be sentenced for that case, one day the sheriffs dept. pulled Andre over and told Andre they had been looking for him. The Sheriff took Andre to jail and he bailed out after his arrest. Andre then rented a house to sell drugs out of. Andre told Kevin about getting pulled over and about getting the house. Andre also told Kevin about the rental car he (Andre) was driving. Then about a week later, Kevin went to his sentencing.
With in a day or so, Andre was sleeping at his new house when the house was raided. There was paperwork with the house address on it and a description of the rental car Andre was driving, and the only person who knew about both of those things was Kevin. In the paperwork it also mentioned a C.I. but Kevin's name was not mentioned. Andre believes Kevin was the C.I. From that point on, Andre only saw Kevin occasionally, and currently does not have any contact with him.
Andre said the twins have a stained relationship with each other and believes Keith would tell the truth about what happened the night Kevin and Andre came to his house after the shootings.
Through the years, Andre has made several attempts to get this information out. While he was going through his own recent drug cases, he tolcl his atty. about what he knew around October of 2005.
The atty. (Mike Steinle) later told Andre to write to a detective, which he did. Information came back to Andre that the detective was not interested in the information because someone was already convicted for the case. Andre said he wrote a letter to a detective also, but never heard back from him. He believes this was around October of 2006. Andre was surprised to learn that someone had been convicted of the shootings, and wanted to get the truth out.
Finally Andre came up with an idea to get his family involved in his search for the convicted person. Andre sent his brother to the library to do research on the case and try and find out who was the person that was convicted of this. His brother searched for over a week, and finally gave Andre the name of Jimmy Johnson.
Andre then wrote to Jimmy letting him know he had information about the case.
Andre is very much concerned about getting the truth out, but does not want to get in trouble for not bringing it out for years ago.
Andre said he has no problem with being in prison right now. It was sort of a blessing and a wake up call for him to be incarcerated. He has done a lot of growing up and incarceration is helping him get his life together.
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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Marvin Beauchamp


Marvin L. Beauchamp, G.B.C.I.
250335
P.O. Box 19033
Green Bay, WI 54307

Crime incarcerated for: homicide



Marvin's story:
I am writing to you to share my story with the uninformed and those who are willing to listen. My name is Marvin Louis Beauchamp and I have been wrongly convicted. I know what you are thinking. You " hear that " all of the time. A11 I can do is tell the truth and give you some of the pieces and let you come up with your own conclusion. The #1 thing to remember is there is NOT ONE piece of physical evidence that links me to the crime. All evidence against me is circumstantial. There are 5 eye witnesses the saw the shooting from start to finish, who did not identify me as the shooter...
....... It was a sunny morning on June 16th 2006. I took my
girlfriend to a court date that she had at the Milwaukee county court house, afterwards, I drove her to her aunt's house where I dropped her off. I proceeded to work. At the time I was working as a independent contractor, painting, and refurbishing homes. I was told by my girlfriend to return to pick her up At 12:30pm to return her to the courthouse at 1:00pm. I called her cellphone several times and received no answer. I called a few more times and still got no answer, so I went back to painting, figuring that she had found another way to her appointment. Later that evening I was informed that I was being sought in a shooting that took place at my girlfriend's aunt's house. I eventually turned my self in to sort this out and proclaim my innocence. I was being charged with a homicide! Preliminary hearing comes around and the only two state witnesses that were supposed to testify against me were my girlfriend and her cousin. Both of them made numerous statements, all of which were the truth because they did not involve me at all, but there was a final statement that implicated me in the shooting. WHAT?! CAN'T BE! I WASN'T EVEN PRESENT! They were called to the witness stand, cousin first. Her statement, the one that implicated me was the only one read in court, not the other three that had nothing to do with me. After it was read she leaned toward the mic and said "all of that is a lie" because the police at interrogated her forced her to say these things. She testified under oath that she DID NOT witness me do anything to anyone. As a matter of fact she did not see me that day period! Next my girlfriend took the witness stand and guess what she said? Yep, the exact same thing, that she was coerced into making statements that implicated me, after being arrested and held for a day and a half. Simple right? Case dismissed due to lack of evidence, rihgt? Wrong! I was bound over for trial....
....... Trial comes and the story gets even more confusing.
My girlfriend's cousin's, boyfriend was the person that unfortunately ended up shot in the front yard of the house that I dropped my girlfriend off at. Supposedly he was shot numerous times and stumbbled into the street where he collapsed. A nurse that just happened to be driving by, pulled over and administered CPR on the victim and allegedly revived him. This nurse that brought the victim back to life, was not present at my the trial and nor was she invited. The second person to arrive on the scene, who also was just in the neighborhood, was a lieutenant. She called for back up and about ten minutes after the shooting a crime scene has been formed, all while the victim lay in the street. She, the lieutenant, also didn't show up to the trial, nor was she invited. Reports show that the victim suffered 5 gunshot wounds. One gunshot hit and damaged 80% of his Aorta Vena Cava- for those who don't know that's the main and largest blood vessel attached to the heart. One bullet penetrated his kidneys, also causing rapid blood loss. Another hit his spine, liver, and one was a flesh wound. These are pretty grave injuries for the condition they say he was in all the way to the hospital. By now the EMT's have arrived. One of the firefighters on the scene was a friend of the victim. He asked who did this to you, at which time the victim supposedly replied "MARVIN!". Yeah, you read that correctly, my name is Marvin, which no one calls me and this also was testified to. My nickname is BO. Think of all of his injuries and the blood being lost while I tell who else has the first name Marvin. The firefighter friend just happens to have the first name Marvin. Remember those 5 gunshot wounds? I've done research and it is not humanly possible for a person to display " cognitive functioning " with that type of internal blood loss. But this is what his friend the firefighter named Marvin testified to. A Milwaukee police Officer testified that he rode to the hospital in the ambulance with the victim and the victim told him the same thing, that Marvin shot him, at which time he allegedly gave a brief description of a person that me and half of Milwaukee could fit. Remember those five gunshot wounds? The severe damage that they have done is still present and worsening by the second. By now 25 to 30 minutes have passed with nothing to stop the internal bleeding. The officer that testified to this says he rode in the ambulance with the victim but a police report records his partner as the one who actually rode to the hospital. Once again someone else didn't show up to the trial. When we sought out the officer that was recorded as the officer that actually rode to the hospital, he had resigned, retired, just plain disappeared. The next witness was a guy that I barely knew that said I confessed to him in the county jail while I awaited trial. Of course he said these things in return for consideration on his own pending charges, which he got a was released for his testimony and promptly murdered someone, he's in prison as we speak. When he was asked when did he hear of the shooting, he replied "in May"? That's right, it happened in June, so how was that possible? My girlfriend and her cousin testified for the second time and again said the exact same thing that they said in preliminary hearing. They were coerced into the statements against me. Forced, threatened, and tricked were their exact words. Again they said on record, under oath, that they didn't witness me do anything to anyone. An eye witness testified with me sitting directly in front of him did not point me out as the shooter......
.......That was it, that simple. I'm sure that T don't have
to tell you what the outcome was, but just for verification because it's already confusing enough, GUILTY!I!
I'm sure you're wondering where my attorney was during all of this? She was there and no she wasn't a public defender. She was from one of, if not, the most prestigious law firms in Milwaukee. She was representing the police officers that were accused and found not guilty of beating Frank Jude Jr, even though they had overwhelming evidence against them, at the
same time she was, representing me,a person with, circumstantial evidence against him. You can see Why? Her iob was done I She helped the state get a conviction and in return she got a acquittal for someone obviously guilty, so much so/they were found guilty in Federal court. Ever heard of case swapping? I have......
I am currently fighting my case in the appeal stage. I am blessed with a multitude of friends, family, and a team of attorneys that believe in me and my innocence, who continue to fight for my freedom. I just felt that I had to share my story and hopefully open the eyes of those who are unaware of the injustice that is taking place right under their noses.....
....... Of course my story is heavily summarized and all details left out will further show doubt and Drove my innocence. One day it will be proven.....
......My case was recently argued before the WI Supreme Court
and their reason for denying my request for a new trial was simple. Necessity. It was/is necessary to keep the evidence that we argued, against because if they ruled in our favor the state would have no case because there is no ballistic evidence and I would be acquitted. They wouldn't want to take any chances and release a guilty man, but they have no problem keeping a INNOCENT man behind bars........
.......Can you honestly call that justice??

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Bernell Selders



Dear Brothers Keeper,
My name is Bernell Selders Jr. #107622 I am age 45, and I am a black male. I've been incarcerated since 1989, for a crime I never committed. In May of 1989 I met a woman on the city bus in Milwaukee Wisconsin. Over the next two weeks we had the beginnings of a nice relationship. Sex was involved drinking and some weed smoking. On June 2nd, 1989 I went to her apartment and was greeted by Kelly jumping on my back as I walked through the door of her hallway on the floor she lived on. When we got to her apartment I noticed the strong smell of incense. She walked me straight to her bedroom and push me onto her bed. We began kissing and feeling on one another for a few minutes, until someone came and knocked on her bedroom door, which startled me because I didn't know someone else was there. This young lady who happen to be black stuck her head into the room and said to Kelly to come on, then Kelly jumped up off me and said she'd be right back, and left the bedroom. After I wasn't excited anymore, I walked out into the living room where I noticed the smell of cocaine being smoked. Coming up from the hood I'm from your exposed to a lot of things and nothing really shocks you. But I must say, when I walked into her dining room and seen Kelly standing there with a glass pipe up to her mouth, really shocked me. She tried to hide it behind her back when she looked up and saw me looking at her. So I played it off and ask her where the phone book was so I could order a pizza. Picking up the book from the table in her dining room I went and sat on the couch and ordered a pizza. I walked back to her bedroom to get the beer I purchase before going to her apartment. I sat back on the couch and open me a beer while they did what they were doing in the kitchen. After about five minutes the black woman came out the kitchen and said hello and that her name was Kim and introduce myself and she lift. Kelly came out the kitchen looking like she was tweeking.(eyes bucked out from the cocaine)... I could tell she was embarrassed. I said to her that, that stuff ain't good for you, of which she answered that she only did (it a few times because it was Kim's birthday. I left it at that because I knew it would be my last time messing with her after that. But me being a man figured I'd gone and stay to hit it one more time. (Have sex with her)...
We watched t.v. and listen to some music until the pizza came. We ate the pizza and drank the beer. I never been one to be able to drink without having to use the bathroom, so I went to the bathroom a few times. The last time I come out from using the bathroom Kelly was on the phone and I heard her say. (knall I'll come over there. So I ask her what was up and she said she had to go somewhere. So I said forget it, I'll go over my son mother house then, and she walked me to the door like she was in a hurry. As I lift her apartment building I decide to go to the store right across the street to get some cigarettes and once I open my pouch. (A leather bag you wear around your waist). I notice right away that my money was messed with because it was just shoved in there and that's not how I kept it. I notice that fifty dollars was missing after counting it, so after paying for my cigarettes I ran out the store headed back to Kelly's place. As I got to the corner I saw her coming out the side door of her apartment building, so I ran towards her and when she saw me coming she tried to run back to the door but it had closed, so she went running along the side of the building towards it's back. I caught up to her and tripped her. At this point I was standing over her out of breathe, bent over with my hands on my knees. As I struggled to get out the words, "where the F_K is my money?" She tried to kick me in nuts, which is when I hit her in the face. I then grabbed her off the ground say, "Give me my money you stole from me." As I was walking her back down to the light by the door so I could search her. As we got closer to the door I saw my money on the grass. She had dropped it when she started to run. I had her by her cloths pulling her. Once I saw my money I bend down and picked it up and I smashed it into her face saying, "What is this Bitch? Pushing her up against the building bumping her head. I could’ve had her by her neck at this point but I don't remember. Anyway, I let her go and as she started to leave she stated she was gonna get me, and then ran off. I went over my baby momma sisters apartment where her and my son was living and where I stayed sometimes myself.

The next day I went to Denver Co. because this other woman I was seeing had recently moved there after claiming she was having baby by me and claiming she was having complications. Of which I had made plans a week prior.

Kelly, who happens to be a white female claimed she just met me on June 2nd. and that she never knew me before that day. I lost a set of keys to my baby mothers sister apartment two weeks prior to June 2nd. and they was found on the headboard of kelly's bed, but that was over looked. She stated I trashed her apartment looking for money and whatever else I could steal. But yet my fingerprints was only found on a ashtray and beer bottle, but I empty all her dresser drawers all over her room and after that day she claim to have never went back there. But when the police took pictures of her apartment nothing was out of place in the whole apartment. Her statement on the police report was that, I had a butter knife at her throat and I forced her to have sexual intercourse, Penis to vagina with me, then I made perform the act of penis to mouth, and that ejaculated inside of her. Then at the preliminary hearing that they gave me after the lost jurisdiction over me by not giving me a preliminary hearing within 20 working days because I was in custody with a $50,000 bail that I couldn't afford. She stated that I now had two knives and that I first made her perform penis to mouth first and then penis to vagina and then I force her back into her bedroom and repeated both acts on her in her bedroom. After that I took her money out her purse and other items. Then I stated I wanted her to take me to her cash machine to get all her money. As we was leaving her apartment I had the knife up to her throat with my arms wrapped around her and that we both fell down the stairs and all this time the knife was at her throat but she never got cut. Once we were on the sidewalk she broke away from me and ran into traffic.
That four black ladies picked her up and took her to the police station. Once at the station, one of the ladies went inside and got a police officer and he came out to the car and help her into the station. But there was no police that came forward saying they helped any woman into the station claiming to be raped. Per sergeant working that day. And no statement from any black ladies that she said took her there, no nothing. In fact, A police officer came and stated on the stand that she was just sitting there on a bench.
They took a rape kit on her and no semen was found on nothing or inside of her. She claimed I hit her so many times with a close fist that she lost count, but her face only had slight scratches on it. I am a professional Boxer. Her own sister get on the stand and say Kelly told her that two black ladies picked her up and took her to the police station. At the Jury trial Kelly stated now that I had a hand full of knive all that time. My brother worked 3rd shift and he would sleep from about 4:00p.m til about 10:00p.m. before he have to go to work. Kelly would call me 5 to 10 times a day waking my brother Corey up for two weeks but she say she just met me on the 2nd of June. My God sister that lived with us talked with her numerous times and so did my mother, but again she claim to have only known me that day. The bus driver that knew me even stated that we was on his bus a number of times together.
I was charged with 5 charges. 1-count of 1st. degree sexal assualt penis to vagina livingroom) (1-count of penis to mouth living room (And the same two charges in the bedroom, and 1-count of armed robbery.
after a long time the jury came out with a question for the judge. The question was. (What happens if we came to verdicts on three of the charges but just can't agree on two? The judge said they would have to stay there until they all agree. Ten minutes later they reached a verdict on all charges.
As you can figure I was found not guilty of three of the charges and guilty of two. They found me guilty of penis to vagina and not guilty of penis to mouth in living room. They found me guilty of penis to vagina and not guilty to penis to mouth in bedroom, and then not guilty of armed robbery. The State added on habitual to each charge because I had a felony within five years of each other. Each charge carries 20 years and with addition of habitual that adds half of what your charge carry, so the judge sentence me to 30 and 30 running wild. I have now served almost 21 years for a crime that not only I didn't do but that never happen. I was a young poor black man accused of raping a white woman in Wisconsin.

In 1990 my appeal attorney came to see me and he was drunk as all outdoors. Just reeking of alcohol. After the attorney visit the correctional officer reported the situation to the administration and the next thing I knew was all my transcripts was sent to me from that attorney and the public defender office refused to issue me another attorney. So for 21 years I've been praying that God send me someone to help me. I have seen parole two times and I'm about to see them for the third time July 21, 2010. They want me to take a sex offender treatment program, and after meeting someone special and the fact that this is a program that the parole board say I have to take in order for them to be able to grant me my freedom and after talking with my family and now grown children, but moreover, I'm plane tired of being sick and tired. I Have to go into that program and admit to something I know I didn't do, and then If I'm ever granted my freedom I have to be labeled a sex offender. My family tell me to do what I have to in order to come home, but the don't understand my plight. Over the years I have prayed that God gives me the heart to forgive and he has. I don't hate anyone and I know that I'm no saint and that yes I've done my share of wrong, but in order for god to forgive me, I to must forgive. So I say to you that has read this, forgiveness sometime starts
in ones own heart and then just maybe the world will join in.

If there is anyone in the position to help me I have copies
of my transcript, but the state has destroyed all the evidence
in my case, even after the judge ordered the state to keep them.
You may write to me directly at: Bernell Selders Jr. #107622
N.L.C.I., P.O. BOX 4000, NEW LISBON WISC. 53950
I will up date if I'm ever moved to another Institution and
you may go through MISS Peggy Swan
Thank you for reading my story God bless.
Truly,
Bernell Selders Jr.
http://meetyourprisoners.blogspot.com/2010/07/bernell-selders.html
http://oughttobefree.blogspot.com/2010/07/bernell-selders.html



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