Source: Urban Intellectuals
A Black man in Georgis will be in jail until 2022, even though he was found not guilty.
Ramad Chatman was on probation for breaking into an apartment and stealing a television in 2012. He paid his fines, did community service and never broke the terms of his probation.
Then in 2014, a store clerk was robbed at gunpoint. The security footage was too grainy to definitely identify the suspect but a year later, scrolling through Facebook, the clerk saw a picture of Chatman and testified in court that “it triggered something in me, it just made me freak out”.
So over a year later, finding out he was a suspect, Chatman turned himself into a police station knowing he was innocent.
He was arrested and during the trial, the clerk’s testimony constantly changed. A jury found Chatman not guilty of the robbery.
Despite this, the judge decided to jail him anyway, for 10 years, dating back to 2012!
This is a serious miscarriage of justice and we need to spread this and make sure someone who can help hears his story.