Stop Legal Lynchings
Free Anthony Olan Wint Hello reader today I want to bring to your attention a young African American man named Anthony Olan Wint. He is a normal young man who loves to play video games, eat fast food, laugh and smile. Mr. Wint graduated from Concorde Christian Academy and was a community activist registering youth in his community to vote. Mr. Wint was a former Florida Senate Page and he is politically astute. He loves Music and Basketball as well. Mr. Wint is 20 years old and at this point in his life, he should be looking forward to a bright future, like many of our young people. He was enlisted to join the Navy and was scheduled to ship off on December 3, 2009. However, this is no longer Mr. Wint’s reality. On The Night of May 14, 2009, a situation broke out at a Video tournament; Mr. Wint was an invited contestant in the tournament. Subsequently, Mr. Wint and two other youth were arrested for the incident. Mr. Wint was 17 Years of age at the time. Mr. Wint did not hurt, injure or kill anyone. He did not vandalize or steal anyone’s property. Yet he has been wrongfully convicted after a long drawn out court case (Case # 502009CF007177CXXXMB, Palm Beach County, 15th Judicial Circuit) which confirmed no criminal activity, no damage to property and no witnesses saying that there was criminal activity by Mr. Wint. Most who attended the trial were certain the charges would be dropped and a verdict of not guilty was imminent, at worst probation or maybe some sort of community service. However, this is not the way things turned out. Mr. Wint was sentenced to forty-five (45) years behind bars. To add insult to injury he had never been convicted of a crime, never arrested and was a model citizen of the community. Mr. Anthony Olan Wint parents are hardworking middle class individuals who want the best for their children. Mr. Wint’s Parents have been devastated by these negative turn of events. Will this be the direction of our courts and nation to deliver overly punitive sentences to undeserving youth who quite frankly do not deserve it? Let us send a Message to the courts and the leaders of this nation! We will not accept nor will we sit back and tolerate these unreasonably harsh sentences for undeserving members of our communities. Please stand with us and sign our petition for justice.