As announced earlier this month, Renata Hill was scheduled to face retrial on October 14th. Supporters from across the country responded by demanding an end to the prosecution of Renata.
As a result of our efforts and court bureaucracy, Renata’s trial has been rescheduled to take place on November 20th, 2008.
Please spread the word and ask your friends to send additional letters to Robert M. Morgenthau, the District Attorney of New York County. When you send your letter, email freenj4(at)yahoo.com so we can keep a count of the number of new letters dispatched to the D.A.
Use the sample letter below or use your own words. With more pressure, we can end the prosecution of Renata Hill.
Robert M. Morgenthau
New York County
1 Hogan Place
New York, NY 10013
Re: People vs. Renata Hill
Dear Mr. Morgenthau:
I am writing concerning the case of Renata Hill, who is currently awaiting a retrial on charges stemming from an incident in August 2006. Her conviction for Gang Assault was recently overturned on appeal.
I want to encourage you to stop further prosecution in this case, and to release Ms. Hill so that she may get on with her life. Ms. Hill has already served two years on charges resulting from a street altercation that she did not initiate. While she was incarcerated, she was separated from her young son. She also suffered the death of her mother, whose memorial she was unable to attend. Since their convictions on Gang Assault charges, the felony convictions against both Ms. Hill and one of her co-defendants were overturned by the appellate courts. The two other defendants are currently awaiting their appeal hearings.
Notably, the complainant in this matter has commenced a multi million dollar lawsuit and runs a website, Dwayne Buckle Foundation for Justice, seeking donations to his cause based on virulent anti-gay and lesbian attacks.
I believe that further prosecution and incarceration of Ms. Hill would be unjust. She has been punished enough for her role in the event – both by actual imprisonment, and in the impact that imprisonment has had upon her life. I appreciate any assistance you can provide in preventing any further injustice.
Thank you for your consideration.