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Marsaay Gray has been wrongfully accused and incarcerated on Rikers Island since September 2019. He is an artist known for fighting for equal rights for Black Lives Matter, and for black people. Similar to how police entered Breonna Taylor's apartment, NYPD illegally entered Gray's girlfriend's apartment without a warrant, in order to search, apprehend, falsely accuse, and incarcerate Marsaay Gray of attempted assault in the first.
On November 15, 2021, Marsaay appeared in court again, the arresting officer did not show for the suppression hearing regarding illegal entry without a warrant or a justifiable cause. The judge issued a continuance until the officer can appear and then ruled in favor of the evidence.
On February 18, 2022, the court ruled that jury selection will be on March 7, 2022. With over 6 months of chargeable time to the people, his 30.30 motions have been consistently denied. His Public defender Glenn Abolafia is trying to get him to accept a plea for a crime he did not commit.
After fighting for his life and recovering from Covid-19 inside Riker's, Mr. Gray is back to fighting for equal rights in order to attend his suppression hearings which have been consistently adjourned for the past two years. Please support and show love to Marsaay by donating so that we can help #FreeMarsaayGray post bail and fight his case from outside. We appreciate any and all efforts. Blessings.
Known to his fans as Young M.G. LV XIV, is a Bed-Stuy voice of inspiration that grew up on the streets and represents the struggle which is the motivation to work toward the good life. Music is Marsaay's love, passions, and dreams of being on stage, a natural fit.
After serving two years in jail waiting for a pretrial hearing for a Judge to make a determination if the unlawful entry warrantless seizure and search is significant or not. The day after his arrest, a weapon was allegedly found outside. According to his public defender, Marsaay is being accused by a confidential DA informant with a previous record. NYPD offered the informant a plea to take away his charges for a conviction of Marsaay Gray.
Currently, his bail or bond (Partially Secured Bond Available) is set at $175,000.00. According to Marsaay, his court dates keep getting adjourned every three months without going to a hearing. According to the DOC Marsaay's next court date is in December. His charge has also changed: 110-120.10 FC (Attempted ASSAULT 1ST DEGREE C Felony).
Marsaay claims that his constitutional rights are being violated along with being deprived of his due process rights and that the weapon was planted after his arrest. Gray claims that he was never offered a soda bottle used to capture his DNA, because he is allergic to soda, and that they used that tactic to gain a court order, to which his rights were waived to attend the court hearing.
Law enforcement officials are responsible for the investigation of a crime and gathering evidence to identify and use against the presumed perpetrator. The presumption upon which they are supposed to operate is that individuals are suspects and innocent until proven guilty.
The Fourth Amendment prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures and is the foundation for the protections included in our Miranda Rights: "You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be held against you in the court of law. You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be provided for you."
- A Black person is five times more likely to be stopped without just cause than a white person.
- A Black man is twice as likely to be stopped without just cause than a Black woman.
- 65% of Black adults have felt targeted because of their race. Similarly, approximately 35% of Latino and Asian adults have felt targeted because of race.
- $175.9 million in civil judgments and claims for police-related lawsuits paid by New York City during the 2019 fiscal year.
Individual rights are protected by the Constitution in the court of law, such as follows;
- The right to face your accuser
- The right to not incriminate oneself
- The right to counsel
- The right to a jury trial
Gray has yet to face his accuser and has been incarcerated for almost two years without a hearing. Gray is one of many caught in a system that detains black people more often than others. One out of every three Black boys born today can expect to be sentenced to prison, compared 1 out 6 Latino boys; one out of 17 white boys.
In fact, 32% of the US population is represented by African Americans and Hispanics, compared to 56% of the US incarcerated population being represented by African Americans and Hispanics.
- In 2014, African Americans constituted 2.3 million, or 34%, of the total 6.8 million correctional population.
- African Americans are incarcerated at more than 5 times the rate of whites.
- The imprisonment rate for African American women is 2x that of white women.
- Nationwide, African American children represent 32% of children who are arrested, 42% of children who are detained, and 52% of children whose cases are judicially waived to criminal court. African American children represent 14% of the population.
$10,500 - BOND FOR RELEASE
$10,500 - LEGAL DEFENSE RETAINER