Elizabeth Crudup discusses her son, Shannon Nyamodi, 19, who has been wrongly incarcerated in Franklin County Jail since August 16, 2012. He was charged with robbery and attempted murder on a Caucasian woman who he actually helped after a white youth allegedly shot her. Even the victim denies that Shannon is her assailant, but Shannon was arrested and is being held in solitary confinement torture to FORCE a plea deal. His attorney is apparently his worst enemy. See a video embedded below with Crudup requesting help:
"Maitri (MIke) Klinkosum Requests a Continuance"
More info is at the website
Elizabeth Crudup requests letters and cards of encouragement for Shannon. Protests are being planned for Shannon's immediate release or trial on the charges (Google "Justice for Shannon Nyamodi Protests Planned"). Tell the innocent, tortured youth that "the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice" (MLK).
A University of Michigan neuroscientist suggested Friday that the physical impact on the brain could be just as significant if not moreso, and could “dramatically change the brain” in just a matter of days. Speaking on a panel about solitary confinement, neuroscientist Huda Akil said a number of other studies have documented how each of the factors involved in solitary confinement change the physical shape of the brain.
See more information about damaging effects solitary confinement has on inmates in "Legal Victories" blog at "Limiting Solitary Confinement in Corrections"
When Shannon and his aunt tried to fire Klinkosum, he allegedly threatened Shannon's family. Klinkosum allegedly swore to them on separate occasions that if he is fired, he will work with the prosecutor to get Shannon jailed for 30 years. They are foreign-born women, and Crudup's sister may not know that is illegal. A Bar complaint has been filed. The family will try to get this man off the case so that a public defender can be appointed. Of course, they would prefer a private attorney, but Shannon's family paid Klinkosum a SIGNIFICANT amount of money for Shannon's defense and exhausted their funds.
The Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees all citizens a speedy, public trial with adequate defense. Shannon does not deserve to have his case in the hands of a man who allegedly threatened his family and his freedom and has been instrumental in lengthening Shannon's incarceration by filing motion(s) for continuance. Shannon's court docket will reveal how many times this has happened. In another case this writer covered, a defense attorney and prosecutor in Pennsylvania took turns refusing trial until the defendant, Terrell Scott, a mentally ill black youth, remained incarcerated without any conviction for 4.5 years. Scott, who retained permanent injuries from beatings, finally plea bargained when it appeared he would continue to be indefinitely detained and denied trial. It is a serious conflict of interest for defense attorneys, prosecutors, judges and lawmakers to own prison investments.
At 3pm EST on Saturday, March 8, 2014, we spoke about Shannon Nyamodi's wrongful arrest with Elizabeth Crudup and others. Her interview is archived at the "Human Rights Demand" channel on Blogtalkradio. Hear the tape any time at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/humanrightsdemand/2014/03/08/release-the-innocent
Background on this case is at "Shannon Nyamodi, a Good Samaritan Punished"
For a thorough explanation of how unethical Klinkosum is in his dealings in this case, see
The People's Champion: "Proof Something Is In the Water in North Carolina . . . "
Kulture Kritic.com also follows the Nyamodi case, although mainstream news does not.
Cover up? Man being held for crime that victim allegedly says he didn’t commit
Injustices that elitists in politics and mainstream media censor or slant need public attention. For that reason, protests are planned to support 'Justice for Shannon Nyamodi.' Shannon's supporters are asked to take action:
1) Justice for Shannon Nyamodi Telephone Campaign: Call elected and appointed officials and protest Shannon's indefinite detention without trial, especially in solitary confinement torture. Telephone and fax numbers are listed at this web page:
2) In-person protests: Nyamodi's supporters are to meet at courthouses in their own areas for an hour either at lunchtime or after work every Monday to demand an end to Nyamodi's indefinite detention without trial and that he is immediately released from solitary prison torture. Solitary confinement, which causes mental illness in some inmates, is apparently intended to make Nyamodi desperate enough to plea bargain on the false charges.
Indefinite detention and cruel solitary confinement must not be allowed to force defendants in America into false confessions. Stand for the Sixth Amendment.