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Unfair Sentencing Yolo County Ca
by Graciela Rodriguez
Tuesday May 22nd, 2012 7:07 PM
Sentencing absurdities by Yolo County
If I'm sending this e-mail to the wrong group, please forgive me but I am desperate for someone to listen. I live in Northern California. I have 3 Children one of which is currently incarcerated. He has been in jail for 2 years and was recently sentenced to 14 years in prison. He will be 21 years old on June 1st.

I will be honest about my sons case, he and the other 2 boys are supposed gang members. But This case took on a whole new outlook on just what Yolo county is willing to do to get rid of our Latin youth.

In this case there are no victims, no one was hurt or injured. They were all in a car with an assault weapon. Never used and not loaded, yes the magazine was there with ammo but like I said . Not used.

My son has never been incarcerated for killing,drugs or assault. He did have a DUI and they tried to convict him of smuggling drugs into the local jail because he was not properly searched before they got him to the county jail. No actual drugs were found on him though.

Please know that what I seek is not absolution, but a fair and humane sentence. Yolo County in Notorious for there unjust prosecution and sentencing. 14 years for a person who has never served prison time and for a non violent crime is absolutely unjust. They made these boys look like hardened criminals, The DA Ryan Couzens is supposedly under scrutiny because of his tactics, Judge Mock last week sentenced 3 gang members to 15 years for brutally beating and robbing a man in a Lowes parking lot.

I don't understand how they can sentence one man to 10 years of prison who was a known drug dealer and gang member for murdering a 17 year old in cold blood and turn around and sentence my son to 14 years for a non violent crime.

There are so many stories that I could tell you but in short what I am asking for is simple ....Resources for someone that has none. I do not know where to begin to help my son .

He has so much to look forward too a new son he has never held and a very different outlook on life.

If you are able to help me find help god bless you and thank , if not thank you for reading this e-mail

Graciela Rodriguez

God Bless
§Yolo County Corrupt!!
by Graciela Rodriguez (gracierod71 [at] Saturday May 26th, 2012 1:30 PM
Yolo County is one of the worst counties in California to be arrested and prosecuted in. The DA's office has a way of making mountains out of anthills. They keep saying they are trying to reduce inmate population and then turn around and give outrageous sentences. More often to our Hispanic community. No one has ever stood up for anyone that has been wrongfully accused or given a sentence that does not fit the crime. They are not trying to help our youth they are trying to destroy them, and the families that have to endure the outcome of the Yolo County Superior (Inferior) Court.
Most of us, unfortunately a lot of us do not have the resources to retain private attorney's to fight the Yolo county system, most of the Public defenders do what they can but never go that extra mile that is needed. And when you have Judges that are swayed by the DA that is on a power trip how can you win? Well that's what I am trying to do!! We have over 200 supporters for the 3 boys currently incarcerated in Yolo County. One of who has already been sentenced to 14 years in prison for a no victim non violent crime..We need more supporters!!!!!

We are not saying that committing a crime is ok, we are not asking they be exonerated, But we are demanding a fair sentence!!!


Angel Palacios
Carlos Hernandez
German Martinez

God Bless
§Fair Sentencing for Angel,German and Carlos
by Graciela Rodriguez (gracierod71 [at] Saturday May 26th, 2012 10:47 PM
Please come and support our cause, it may not be much to many people, but it means the world to us. They are being condemned simply because of their names and the color of their skin.
§Please sign our petition
by Graciela Rodriguez (gracierod71 [at] Monday May 28th, 2012 9:56 AM
Please help us get the word!!! Thank you so much for your help'' God Bless
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