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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Letter to Pat Lykos 19


Here is a link to the video story of Ernie Lopez: http://video.pbs.org/video/2028481038

And here is today's letter to Pat Lykos; please, send this one to the address below, write your own, or print & send one of the flyers to your right. Remember that this is an election year, and the District Attorney needs to know what potential voters are thinking about. Let her know you want to see justice for Carlos Coy!

District Attorney Patricia Lykos
1201 Franklin St
Houston, Tx
77002


Ma’am,
I’m writing today about the case of Carlos Coy, #908426
I recently updated myself on the status of Mr. Ernie Lopez. Convicted in Potter County in 2003, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals recently determined that his defense counsel had failed to adequately investigate the death of the baby he was accused of raping & murdering, and ordered him a new trial. For now, Mr. Lopez is back home with his family and friends.

I don’t know the truth of his guilt or innocence, but the fact that the prosecution could not truly prove that the baby was assaulted by anyone seems significant. You know the strictness of the TCCA, and for them to agree that competent medical testimony could have changed the outcome of his first trial is surprising…Harmful error is rare in the Court of Appeals.

Why pursue this case, and send a man to prison for the rest of his life, if there was doubt that a crime had occurred? Was this really justice? How can we be sure of the safety of our children and loved ones when Texas seems determined to pursue cases built on conjecture and a knee-jerk reaction to any tragic event?

Mr. Lopez was sent to prison because of the prosecution’s narrow interpretation of subjective evidence; Mr. Coy was sent to prison without any physical evidence of any kind, and very weak testimony. According to the Houston Chronicle the alleged victim stated three times in court, twice to the prosecutor's face, that she wasn’t even sure she had been assaulted.

Mr. Lopez is home with his family today; please, for the sake of Coy’s family, examine the evidence against him and ask yourself if the prosecutors in his case were fighting for justice, or merely a high-profile conviction.

Thank you for your time.

Me, my address, blah blah blah.

9 comments:

martin (OCM) said...

Reading up on all of this.. to me it kinda sounds familiar to what happened to another great rapper at a point in his career was considered more of a underground rapper coming up ( much like SPM was doing when the charges came up) that rapper i speak of is Tupac. While the charges on Los is the sexual assult or whatever u call it ( im not really good with legal talk lol) and the charges on Tupac are of a woman. Howver the simularities are that they were basically both incarcerated by "accusations." in tupacs case he only was sentence to 1 1/2 years to 4 1/2 years and los was sentence for 40 years. Also after only 11 months Tupac was released and it was determined that they found no evidence that he did anything there was only "accusations".... sound kinda familiar??

Anonymous said...

What the fuck man they should really look over carlos case. Why they doing this at the last second. All of a sudden after 11 fucking years they release lopez from jail. Because they find new evidence to prove him that he didn't commit the crime. This really is making me angry that carlos could be one of these victims from the justice system. Spm could of been with his family and friends right now, and making the Dopest music ever. I dont think pat lykos is reading those letters. I just feel thats she is ignoring the letter. By now she would of done something about this. This is my opinion. FREE LOS CAN'T WAIT FOR YOUR NEW ALBUM IM COUNTING THE DAYS UNTIL IT COMES OUT. LOL

beanieman said...

Hey incandesio, do you have shirts with this site name on em to raise awareness?? I thought it would be a good idea cuz i have some friends that are big SPM fans but, like me, didn't know about this site til recently and theres probably alot more out there that just don't know about the site. Just wondering cuz i would definitely get one and sport it around my town. If not i would get one made. FREE SPM!!!

Anonymous said...

Yes your on the right track.
I been saying the same thing throughout this page

Incandesio said...

beanieman: I don't sell T-shirts. We may try to get some made in the future, but I'm just not comfortable associating the blog with any kind of money right now. If you do get one made, I'd love to see a picture!

beanieman said...

@Incandesio I feel you. I'll let you know when i do.

Daniel said...

They really need to let my nigga out im tired of this so-called "music" they play nowadays we need the KING back!

Anonymous said...

FREE LOS MY NIGGA!! MUCH LOVE FROM D-TOWN!

Gio Mancera

jacknee6969 said...

Yep just like 2Pac!! I would like to quote da greatest rapper alive right now, "They scared of us uniting now that's good.". And another from Dopehouse, "FREE CARLOS COY DON'T JUST WHISPER IT SHOUT IT!!"