Friends, please come out to support Detroit juvenile lifer Charles ('K.K.') Lewis at his upcoming court hearing in front of Judge Qiana Lillard TUES. MARCH 6, AT 9 A.M. at the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice, Rm. 502, 1441 St. Antoine at Gratiot, downtown Detroit, 48226. If you can't attend, please write the Judge at that address or email her at the addresses on the flier in his support. Lewis has been unjustly incarcerated for 41 years since the age of 17, when he was falsely convicted of killing an off-duty police officer on Detroit's east side. More information is available in the attached flyer, and also in the following story at:
/02/22/sitting-through-my-own- lynching-charles-lewis-fights- on-3rd-atty-withdraws-in- secret-hearing/.
It is particularly crucial that the public and media be present at this hearing. On January 31st, Lewis was blind-sided when a guard called him out to a video hearing at Lakeland Correctional Facility, of which he had received no prior notice from the court or his retained attorney Valerie Burton-Harris. No one except Lillard, Burton-Harris, and the prosecutor were present as Burton-Harris moved to withdraw from his case. During the hearing, Lillard allegedly berated and yelled at Lewis with abandon, and Burton-Harris made statements that others who have attended his hearings would have immediately identified as false.
written by Diane Bukowski