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May 2, 2016

FYI: Black Lives Matter: Gary Tyler Finally Free After 41 Years at Angola Penitentiary

Filed under: Civil Rights,Criminal Justice,Racism,Sentencing — nyclaw01 @ 1:07 pm

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Subject: FYI: Black Lives Matter: Gary Tyler Finally Free After 41 Years at Angola Penitentiary

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GARY TYLER: LOUISIANA PRISONER WALKS FREE AFTER 41 YEARS OF ‘UNCONSTITUTIONAL LIFE SENTENCE’ (Inquisitr)
“Although Tyler agreed to plead guilty to a lesser charge in order to get out of prison, there are numerous issues that arose from his case. Along with his attorneys and Louisiana Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) activist Walter Collins, a group of supporters spent years gathering information to help get him out of jail.”
http://www.inquisitr.com/3051287/gary-tyler-louisiana-prisoner-walks-free-after-41-years-of-unconstitutional-life-sentence/#kB02EUOj1ByDqlwA.99

Background: Gary Tyler still sits in Angola prison: Three decades of injustice (International Socialist Review)
“To understand the case of Gary Tyler, we must go back to a largely forgotten episode in American politics-the battle over the desegregation of public schools in the 1970s, and the eruption of racist violence that occurred in reaction to it across the country.”
http://www.isreview.org/issues/49/garytyler.shtml

Background: The Case of Gary Tyler: Despite Witness Recantations and No Physical Evidence, Louisiana Prisoner Remains Jailed After 32 Years (DemocracyNow!)
“The case of Louisiana’s Gary Tyler has been called one of the great miscarriages of justice in the modern history of the United States. Tyler, an African American, has been jailed since he was 16 years old for a 1974 murder that many believe he did not commit. An all-white jury convicted him based entirely on the statements of four witnesses who later recanted their testimony. We speak with Tyler’s mother, Juanita, and his sister, Bobbie McCray. We’re also joined by New York Times columnist Bob Herbert, who has been covering Tyler’s case. And we hear Tyler in his own words in an unaired interview from prison.”
http://www.democracynow.org/2007/3/1/the_case_of_gary_tyler_despite

Background: The Case of Gary Tyler, A Legal Lynching In Louisiana with Jared Feurer, Southern Regional Director, Amnesty International (Building Bridges)
“Summary:  49 year old political prisoner Gary Tyler, has been imprisoned since he was 17. Tyler, arrested during a white mob’s terror attack on black students being bused during school desegregation was wrongfully charged with the death of a white youth.”
http://www.radio4all.net/proginfo.php?id=22078

More: http://freegarytyler.com/

 

 

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