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Shaun King @ShaunKing
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What I am about to share is one of the most egregious abuses of power in the criminal justice system I've ever heard of.

Took me a few weeks to gather this information.

I just couldn't believe it.

I saw what I thought I saw.

Here we go...
MY LATEST.

Meet Kevin Smith.

That's the last known picture of him as a free man back in 2010.

8 years ago he was arrested on a drug charge in New Orleans.

AND HE WAS NEVER CONVICTED.

He's been in jail that whole time.

Somehow, it gets worse...

injusticetoday.com/louisiana-held…
Without ever being convicted for a crime, Kevin was kept in jail on a drug charge for all of:

2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017

Then, in a decision I followed very closely, a judge ordered his release, stating that his constitutional right to a speedy trial was violated
So, in November of 2017, having served 7 years in jail without ever being convicted of a crime, local news reports stated that Kevin Smith was going to be free in 2-3 days.

theadvocate.com/new_orleans/ne…

I thought that was the end of if and that he would soon be free.

I was wrong.
Having been jailed for 7 straight years without ever being convicted, a judge dismissed his case, and ordered him set free.

To my surprise, it never happened. Kevin's still in jail RIGHT NOW.

What I am about to tell you is as egregious an offense as anything you'll ever hear.
Even though Kevin Smith spent 7 years in a local jail without ever being convicted, and a judge dismissed his case, and ordered him set free, the local DA said Kevin violated his probation before entering jail 7 years ago...BY NOT CHANGING HIS MAILING ADDRESS.

I KID YOU NOT.
The State of Louisiana, having jailed Kevin Smith now for 8 years without ever convicting him of a crime, now says they are going to jail him to 2022 for not changing his mailing address properly 8 years ago.

He's a for-profit prison. The owners are filthy rich.
Read my full story on Kevin Smith - the man jailed for 8 years without ever being convicted, ordered set free by the judge, his case dismissed, now jailed in a for-profit prison for 5 more years for not changing his mailing address properly in 2010.

injusticetoday.com/louisiana-held…
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