There is a letter writing campaign going on to ensure that no more prosecution of the New Jersey 4 happens as a result of their wrongful prosecution for self-defense against a homophobic attacker. Please help by copying and pasting the form letter below, or downloading it in .doc from the link below, and sending it in and circulating it wherever you can.
On October 14th, Renata Hill, one of the New Jersey 7, is scheduled to face her retrial. We are in suport of her desire to not have to go back to trial, and demand that the charges against her cease. Please send this letter, or one similar in your own words, to the address listed. After sending in the letter, please let us know so that we can tally how many letters have been sent. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Robert M. Morgenthau
New York County
1 Hogan Place
New York, NY 10013
Re: People vs. Renata Hill
Dear Mr. Morgenthau:
I am writing concerning the case of Renata Hill, who is currently awaiting a retrial on charges stemming from an incident in August 2006. Her conviction for Gang Assault was recently overturned on appeal. I want to encourage you to stop further prosecution in this case, and to release Ms. Hill so that she may get on with her life. Ms. Hill has already served two years on charges resulting from a street altercation that she did not initiate. While she was incarcerated, she was separated from her young son. She also suffered the death of her mother, whose memorial she was not allowed to attend. Since their convictions on Gang Assault charges, the felony convictions against both Ms. Hill and one of her co-defendants were overturned by the appellate courts. The two other defendants are currently awaiting their appeal hearings.
Notably, the complainant in this matter has commenced a multi million dollar lawsuit and runs a website, Dwayne Buckle Foundation for Justice, seeking donations to his cause based on virulent anti-gay and lesbian attacks.
I believe that further prosecution and incarceration of Ms. Hill would be unjust. She has been punished enough for her role in the event – both by actual imprisonment, and in the impact that imprisonment has had upon her life.
I appreciate any assistance you can provide in preventing any further injustice.
Thank you for your consideration.