Devil's promise: Oops There It Is
From the time we first found out about the falsification of the arrest report which was 10/30/2009, at Travis bond hearing; all we wanted was someone to do a real investigation, look at our information/evidence and decide whose right or wrong in this case.
We grew more anxious as the trial got closer. My daughter LaTasha hand delivered information/evidence to the judge prior to the beginning of trial, asking her to review. We were sure she would not want to proceed to trial: with the possibility that an innocent young man could be convicted in her court. We just wanted her to stop long enough to review the information/evidence.
The same day my daughter Felicia sent the same information/evidence to the judge by return receipt just in case LaTasha information/evidence got misplaced. The court
proceeded to trial against Travis; jury returned a verdict of “guilty” What we feared all
along was now a reality.
Once the verdict was read; I felt as though someone had just knocked the air right out of me. After a few days to let this all sink in, we went into high gear. My daughter got a friend from Atlanta to start tweeting, one sister also starting tweeting and made some impressive contacts. Face book pages started to emerge. This web site was created.
Letters have been sent to the city council commissioners’ office, the
governor, Innocent Project and Department of Justice. Unfortunately, the more we shout, write and complain about this case; the more something gets added, changed or deleted from the arrest report.
They made a devil’s promise with one another and said, “We’ve got to keep a lid on this.” Don’t forget:
eventually that promise will come at a high price. We think after Travis was sentenced they hoped we would go away, but they see we mean business and will continue this fight to bring Travis home. At some point in all this they should take a moment, ask this question to one another
What have we done?”
However, they probably will not, since they backed themselves in a corner. Really I feel they should have thought of the consequences of their actions first; how crazy is this, trying to fit a square peg into a round hole. But, they have not.
Maybe they feel if this report is not addressed it will go away. How can that be I ask myself? Travis was just sentenced to 22 years based on the illegally fabricated arrest report. When you create an agreement with the devil, it comes with a high price.