US$910.00raised of $30,000.00 goal goal
UPDATE: New goal, we're closer than ever!
We've set a new, lower goal for this campaign thanks to an excellent tip from a friend of Demetrius' family. We're more than halfway there, please keep sharing the campaign!
Demetrius Wynne was just 14 years old when he was dragged out of bed for questioning by police in the tragic murder of his neighbor, Susan Spiller. His status as a young Black man immediately made him a target for police, who harassed him and his family to the point of having to hire a lawyer to get them to stop. After being arrested for being in possession of a BB gun years later, he was charged with her murder.
Demetrius is innocent. The police's version of
is ridiculous and the evidence is incredibly flimsy,
but a racist justice system sees this young man at the beginning
of his life as a threat. We can prove this man's innocence, but
because justice in the United States cannot be achieved without
strong legal support, we need your help.
Fighting a murder case is very, very expensive, especially when the entire system is stacked against Demetrius for no reason other than because he's a Black man. We will need $50,000-$100,000 to fight this and save Demetrius' future. Every dollar will go to his legal fees, with excess funds going to Demetrius and his family to help this man get his life back.
We must act now. YOU must act now. Justice for Black men wrongly accused of murder is rare, and when it is achieved, it often comes only after many, many years in prison. The theft of Black lives in this way is part of a racially-biased system of injustice that has robbed the Black community of voices, leaders, scientists, artists, and so much more for generations. This will not stop until we stand up and stop it.
Demetrius didn't kill anyone. Help us prove it.
- Team Demetrius
- Campaign Owner
1/3 of the way there!Update posted by Team Demetrius at 03:48 pm
Hi folks, with the help of our wonderful offline fundraising efforts we've raised OVER $17,000 for Demetrius! We're moving with a steady pace, and we couldn't be more thankful to all of you. Please, please keep sharing this link and Demetrius' story. We all have the power to make a
QUESTIONS TRAIL COLD CASEUpdate posted by Team Demetrius at 03:08 pm
The evidence and circumstances justifying Demetrius' arrest are ridiculous. There's no motive - in fact, he was friendly with the victim. And what about the other suspects that police failed to follow up with? The Star Tribune newspaper knew something was up over a year ago. Read more below.https://medium.com/@martian_bob/questions-trail-co...