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Harlem Based Advocacy Group Joins Nyamodi Youth Investigation: Al Sharpton’s National Action Network Looking Into Black Teen’s Human Rights Case

The case of Shannon Nyamodi is so bizarre and simply an abuse of authority by the North Carolina courts that his mother Elizabeth Crudup has spent countless sleepless nights, while feverishly fighting to have her son freed from a Franklin County jail, that she has single handedly launched a campaign to bring more exposure to her son’s flight, and quest for freedom. With the assistance of a young Washington D.C. based attorney the mother was provided with various contacts, which include a law firm whose attorneys handled the Trayvon Martin case, and the Harlem, New York based National Action Network. A telephone call was facilitated with the mother and a NAN Crisis Manager (Ms. June Moses), who after having been briefed on the particulars of Shannon Nyamodi’s case, promptly directed her to the Charlotte, North Carolina branch of the NAN organization, and documentation and other crucial information was provided to NAN authorities.

Although the contact for the most part is in the very early and preliminary stages, the organization’s potential involvement has the possibility to garner long sought national exposure to a human rights case that has began to gain steam from various advocacy groups outside of the state of North Carolina. Other sources say that the Wake Forest University Law School, the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, and other N.C. state University Law Schools have also shown interest in representing, and playing an active role in the criminal case of Shannon Nyamodi. The young man’s story perhaps was seen by many locals in the Franklin County area as an a typical criminal case pertaining to simply another violent black youth. Official documents in the case point to something entirely different, and as a result of what can only best be described as possible prosecutorial misconduct, has mushroomed into a human rights case which entail serious violations of the teen’s Constitutional Rights.

The involvement of Reverend Al Sharpton’s NAN organization would give the teens case a tremendous legal boost, as the organization is known for it’s legal professionals who could bring further scrutiny on this case, as well as the manner in which the North Carolina courts are handling criminal cases involving people of color. Previous TPC articles have discussed the apparent expediency in which Shannon Nyamodi’s allege codefendant (a white female) had her case disposed of in the state’s juvenile courts, while Shannon’s case hasn’t even hurdled past it’s pretrial stages 16 months later. It’s a great disparity which should be publicized nationally. The fact that state courts have allowed a man to be held in jail with no official charges against him within it’s state court management docket system, spells serious trouble and concern for North Carolina courts who may be purposefully circumventing established federal law.

Additionally, a complaint made to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) citing the youth’s unlawful detention, and an official complaint having been filed with the North Carolina State Bar against Maitry “Mike” Klinkosum for allegedly threatening Shannon Nyamodi (Klinkosum’s own client), are other aspects of this case which demonstrate that peculiar abnormalities exist pertaining to the manner in which the state has handled the prosecution of this defendant. Shannon’s mother has repeatedly refused to play the race card to rationalize the seemingly injustice impacting her son, while holding on to constant belief that his plight is simply being manipulated by evil individuals involved in the case. She continues to hold out hope, praying that justice and the truth will prevail, and believes that there are decent God fearing people within the system who will eventually do the right thing and set her son free.

Moreover, TPC’s investigation into the Shannon Nyamodi case has consistently questioned why state prosecutors sought having the case taken of the docket in the first place. When the criminal complaint was filed with the FBI, federal authorities quiz the mother on whether the case had been dismissed. The removal of a case from a court’s docket typically indicates that the state has no desire to prosecute or a “nulle prosequi” is declared by the court, and meaning that the charges have been dropped. With Shannon continuously being detained in a county jail, the judge, prosecutors, and even the defendants own attorney should all have reasonably known that serious infringements were being imposed upon this defendant’s constitutional rights. If the courts had brought the case to trial in a reasonable manner of time there would be no discussion related to federal statues. Baring complete ignorance or incompetence by state officials, there appears to be some dynamic which predicated the state to take such a posture in this case.

The unexplained destruction of 160 old historical records by the North Carolina state archive department (the biggest story currently in Franklin County) may also factor into this case. Elizabeth Crudup told TPC weeks ago that while she was at the courthouse obtaining documents related to her son’s case, that the county clerk’s office was preparing to place her son’s case files within the court’s archives, and if that is in fact what has occurred than the records  pertaining to the criminal case of Shannon Nyamodi may have been destroyed and lost forever. In a bizarre and unexplained action, Franklin County historical records which were discovered by county clerk officials was mysteriously destroyed, when state archive officials arrived at the county court house with sheriffs under the cover of darkness, confiscated historical records dating back to the Civil War, and took them to the county incinerator  and burnt them. Shannon Nyamodi’s case file which include all of the state’s alleged evidence against him, may have been included in the files which were destroyed.

Some how it seems that officials entrusted with upholding the law of the people in the state of North Carolina may possibly have been left far behind when comparing society’s standards of law and government. It remains to be seen how of all of this plays out, and whether the citizens of the Franklin County community will respond to insure that the people’s trust will be upheld in the bizarre case of young Shannon Nyamodi.

To Be Continued ..

 

 

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The case of Shannon Nyamodi is so bizarre and simply an abuse of authority by the North Carolina courts that his mother Elizabeth Crudup has spent countless sleepless nights, while feverishly fighting to have her son freed from a Franklin County jail, that she has single handedly launched a campaign to bring more exposure to her son’s flight, and quest for freedom. With the assistance of a young Washington D.C. based attorney the mother was provided with various contacts, which include a law firm whose attorneys handled the Trayvon Martin case, and the Harlem, New York based National Action Network. A telephone call was facilitated with the mother and a NAN Crisis Manager (Ms. June Moses), who after having been briefed on the particulars of Shannon Nyamodi’s case, promptly directed her to the Charlotte, North Carolina branch of the NAN organization, and documentation and other crucial information was provided to NAN authorities.

Although the contact for the most part is in the very early and preliminary stages, the organization’s potential involvement has the possibility to garner long sought national exposure to a human rights case that has began to gain steam from various advocacy groups outside of the state of North Carolina. Other sources say that the Wake Forest University Law School, the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, and other N.C. state University Law Schools have also shown interest in representing, and playing an active role in the criminal case of Shannon Nyamodi. The young man’s story perhaps was seen by many locals in the Franklin County area as an a typical criminal case pertaining to simply another violent black youth. Official documents in the case point to something entirely different, and as a result of what can only best be described as possible prosecutorial misconduct, has mushroomed into a human rights case which entail serious violations of the teen’s Constitutional Rights.

The involvement of Reverend Al Sharpton’s NAN organization would give the teens case a tremendous legal boost, as the organization is known for it’s legal professionals who could bring further scrutiny on this case, as well as the manner in which the North Carolina courts are handling criminal cases involving people of color. Previous TPC articles have discussed the apparent expediency in which Shannon Nyamodi’s allege codefendant (a white female) had her case disposed of in the state’s juvenile courts, while Shannon’s case hasn’t even hurdled past it’s pretrial stages 16 months later. It’s a great disparity which should be publicized nationally. The fact that state courts have allowed a man to be held in jail with no official charges against him within it’s state court management docket system, spells serious trouble and concern for North Carolina courts who may be purposefully circumventing established federal law.

Additionally, a complaint made to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) citing the youth’s unlawful detention, and an official complaint having been filed with the North Carolina State Bar against Maitry “Mike” Klinkosum for allegedly threatening Shannon Nyamodi (Klinkosum’s own client), are other aspects of this case which demonstrate that peculiar abnormalities exist pertaining to the manner in which the state has handled the prosecution of this defendant. Shannon’s mother has repeatedly refused to play the race card to rationalize the seemingly injustice impacting her son, while holding on to constant belief that his plight is simply being manipulated by evil individuals involved in the case. She continues to hold out hope, praying that justice and the truth will prevail, and believes that there are decent God fearing people within the system who will eventually do the right thing and set her son free.

Moreover, TPC’s investigation into the Shannon Nyamodi case has consistently questioned why state prosecutors sought having the case taken of the docket in the first place. When the criminal complaint was filed with the FBI, federal authorities quiz the mother on whether the case had been dismissed. The removal of a case from a court’s docket typically indicates that the state has no desire to prosecute or a “nulle prosequi” is declared by the court, and meaning that the charges have been dropped. With Shannon continuously being detained in a county jail, the judge, prosecutors, and even the defendants own attorney should all have reasonably known that serious infringements were being imposed upon this defendant’s constitutional rights. If the courts had brought the case to trial in a reasonable manner of time there would be no discussion related to federal statues. Baring complete ignorance or incompetence by state officials, there appears to be some dynamic which predicated the state to take such a posture in this case.

The unexplained destruction of 160 old historical records by the North Carolina state archive department (the biggest story currently in Franklin County) may also factor into this case. Elizabeth Crudup told TPC weeks ago that while she was at the courthouse obtaining documents related to her son’s case, that the county clerk’s office was preparing to place her son’s case files within the court’s archives, and if that is in fact what has occurred than the records  pertaining to the criminal case of Shannon Nyamodi may have been destroyed and lost forever. In a bizarre and unexplained action, Franklin County historical records which were discovered by county clerk officials was mysteriously destroyed, when state archive officials arrived at the county court house with sheriffs under the cover of darkness, confiscated historical records dating back to the Civil War, and took them to the county incinerator  and burnt them. Shannon Nyamodi’s case file which include all of the state’s alleged evidence against him, may have been included in the files which were destroyed.

Some how it seems that officials entrusted with upholding the law of the people in the state of North Carolina may possibly have been left far behind when comparing society’s standards of law and government. It remains to be seen how of all of this plays out, and whether the citizens of the Franklin County community will respond to insure that the people’s trust will be upheld in the bizarre case of young Shannon Nyamodi.

To Be Continued ..

 

 

The People’s Champion

I’m David Adams

 

 

David Adams

Self proclaimed geek, Advocate for the homeless, Social Change, Crime Blogger, and mobile technology enthusiast. A recognized Journalist and Human Interest Writer championing the plight of the masses whom are without a voice of their own.

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3 Responses to “Harlem Based Advocacy Group Joins Nyamodi Youth Investigation: Al Sharpton’s National Action Network Looking Into Black Teen’s Human Rights Case”

  1. SM says:

    david – i’m looking for your contact info r u on twitter? im just wanting to know if there’s any type of help thats required on this case?

  2. Terrence says:

    A mi parecer uno de los factores más interesantes, puesto que es una incitación (por lo menos para
    mi) para lanzarnos a explorar micronichos semi-abandonados en lo que
    se refiere a renovación de información y asi captar buenas cantidades de tráfico actualmente desatendido.

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