Since the mission’s commencement, Represent Justice has been devoted to reestablishing the mankind of framework affected individuals and battling for a more evenhanded equity framework. Thusly, Represent Justice is regarded to loan our endeavors to help the Justice for Julius Jones crusade — a pressing work to free a guiltless Black man waiting for capital punishment in Oklahoma.
As a 20-year-old football player and understudy at University of Oklahoma, Julius Jones was unfairly indicted and condemned to death in 2000. His case and resulting preliminary for the homicide of Paul Howell was filled with verifiable mistakes and racial inclination from the beginning.
During Julius’ capture, an Oklahoma cop utilized a racial slur. His co-litigant, who fit an observer’s depiction of the shooter however Julius didn’t, was the state’s critical observer against him. In anticipation of the preliminary, the state eliminated all imminent Black members of the jury with the exception of one, and a hearer was found to have utilized the n-word during consultations at the condemning stage.
In a joint effort with the Justice for Julius Jones crusade, Represent Justice has had the option to winnow support from powerhouses and partners in Oklahoma. Competitors with binds to the state like Blake Griffin, Trae Young and Russell Westbrook have composed letters on the side of the mission, Kim Kardashian talked with Jason Flom about the case on Flom’s Wrongful Conviction digital recording, and have enrolled the help of pioneers in the confidence local area like Craig Groeschel of Life Church and Bishop TD Jakes. An appeal on the side of Julius’ opportunity has gathered more than 6 million marks.
The instance of Julius Jones is one of unreasonably numerous instances of the manner in which the disappointments of our equity framework can deny a guiltless individual of their life, and with the State of Oklahoma reporting in mid 2020 that it would continue executions, the battle to upset Julius’ sentence and conviction is significantly seriously squeezing.
“Without Represent Justice, there’s no chance the #justiceforjulius would be a public mission today. They have given a man waiting for capital punishment more expectation than he even expected by imparting his story to millions, and declining to abandon him.”