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Justice for John Walker
August 28, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Vigil/Rally outside the District Attorney’s Office at 25 Delaware Avenue, every Monday Noon – 1pm.
Over 41 years ago, John Henry Walker, Jr., was arrested with several other Black teenagers and charged with a murder they did not commit. Despite highly questionable witness testimony and a total lack of forensic evidence, John and two of his friends were convicted of the murder of a white man by an all-white jury. This wrongful conviction led to an unjust 22 year imprisonment for John, followed by an equally unjust 18 year period under parole supervision.
Please help us to get justice for John. The members of Friedfertig Law Firm, PLLC met him late last year, and since then have been working to prepare an application to the Conviction Review Bureau at the Office of the Attorney General of New York. John and Friedfertig Law Firm, PLLC will be submitting the application in a few months, and we need your help in drawing attention to his case, both from the public and from public officials like Attorney General Schneiderman, District Attorney Flynn, and Governor Cuomo. We’ll be outside the District Attorney’s Office at 25 Delaware Avenue from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm this Monday, August 28th, 2017, and every Monday during the lunch hour, until the case is resolved. Please stand with John Walker.