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Friday, May 25, 2012

Brian Banks Is FREE Thanks To The Innocence Project (What About Restitution?)


Thanks to the Innocence Project, after 10 Years of HELL & a Ruined Reputation due to the lies of a Young BLACK Woman (Wanetta Gibson) who falsely accused him of RAPE, Brian Banks a Young BLACK Man finally walks FREE.


1) Will the State of California pay Brian Banks Restitution for False Imprisonment & Wrongful Conviction?

2) Will his Accuser Wanetta Gibson be Indicted for Lying under Oath to a Law Enforcement Officer?

3) Will the NFL give Brian Banks an Opportunity to relive his Dream of trying out for the NFL Draft?

4) How many more Wrongfully Convicted BLACK Men would be Released from U.S. Prisons with the help of the Innocence Project if they had more Financial Resources?

5) Why hasn't Congress taken a Closer look at how Prosecutors Abuse the Plea Bargain Process in America?
Especially with BLACK & Latino Male Defendants??

The U.S. Supreme Court has already ruled to Expand Defendant's Rights regarding the Plea Deal Process.
Now what about our Corrupt Congress???


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Brian Banks, former high school football star, asks for NFL shot

He was a high school football star in Long Beach, Calif., heading for a full scholarship at powerhouse USC when he was falsely accused of rape.

Now, exonerated after the alleged victim confessed she made up the whole story, Brian Banks has one goal: to play in the NFL.

In an appearance on the “Today” show Friday morning, the 26-year-old pleaded with any NFL coach watching the morning show to “give me an opportunity.”

“Let me show you what I can produce,” he said. “I think that any team that give me an opportunity will be really impressed with what I can do despite what I’ve been through these past 10 years.”

After being charged with rape and kidnapping in 2002, Banks took a plea deal on the advice of his lawyer to avoid spending the rest of his life in prison despite knowing he was innocent. He was sentenced to six years, ruining his football career and was forced to wear an ankle bracelet after being released on parole in 2008.

“It’s like branding,” he said on “Today”. “It’s like if someone put a brand on you: rapist.”

His accuser friended him on Facebook after he was released from prison with a strange request to make “bygones be bygones”.

With the help of a private investigator, she was recorded admitting she made the whole thing up and was reluctant to come forward because of a settlement she had reached with the school district.

With the help of the Innocence Project, Banks used the evidence to be exonerated — and on Thursday, a prosecutor moved that the case be dismissed.

Banks, video shows, broke into sobs.

“My only dream in the world was to just be free and to have the same opportunities as everyone here,” he told reporters.

Banks said he’s concentrating on moving forward with his life — and hasn’t thought about what happens to the woman who falsely accused him.

“I know it’s best for me to try and move forward in a positive manner for the betterment of me, it hurts no one but myself to hang on to the type of negative energy,” he said on “Today.”

He added he hopes that in the future, investigations will be thorough enough to avoid sending an innocent man to prison.

“I definitely feel that further investigations in cases like this are definitely necessary especially when it involves minors, children,” he said. “I think I was quick to be judged.”

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Sources: Black Sports Online, CBS News, Innocence Project, MSNBC, NY Daily News, Youtube

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