Gardening While Black

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Raised by 1,641 people in 1 month
Created October 17, 2018
Fundraising Team
on behalf of Marc Peeples
DETROIT, MI. What happens when a couple racist Anglo-American (i,e, white women) move in the neighborhood, get together deciding they don't want you there? They call the police on an innocent black man for no reason and HE GETS ARRESTED ON FRAUDULENT CHARGES WITH ABSOLUTELY NO PROOF!!!

Deborah Nash, Jennifer Morris and Martha Callahan told officers a local urban gardener was a pedophile, was threatening them and even pulled a gun out on them (police footage shows that when the THREE squad cars arrived he was raking leaves)! In court they CRIED and LIED their asses off. These white women with self inflated egos thought they could send this man to jail for NO REASON to get their way. After fumbling multiple lies on the stand, discrediting one another and explaining how RBG colors are offensive and gang related, they tucked their tails and ran. Not even watching for the verdict of NOT GUILTY after dealing with their harassment for OVER A YEAR. They wasted EVERYONES time, money and resources to falsely discredit this mans name.

This man has lost wages, contracts, business opportunities etc. He has spent thousands on bonds, fee and lawyers. These women have taken farm supplies and done everything in their power to prevent this community garden from happening. We appreciate all donations to improve the farm (that has been sitting idle for SEVEN MONTHS as this man fought for his rights). These women harassed this man for over  a year, it should have never even made it this far, but it did and we are moving forward rebuilding our community.

NOTE: As stated in the update, I am a close friend of Mr. Peeples (who has been added as a team member on this GoFundMe) and reside in Detroit, MI. I am an avid volunteer at his garden site, even tending to the site as much as possible during the trial when he was unable to be on the premises. I have been a witness to this entire ordeal since day one and started this donation page because he deserves better. The kind words and support is very much appreciated and these donations will go directly to Mr. Peeples to be used at his discretion.
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Gratitude for all of the kind words and support. Despite the frigid rainy weather yesterday, Mr. Peeple's Community Cleanup was a success. Weather permitting he will plan another cleanup, to complete what the rain prevented, before the first snowfall.

Mr. Peeple's stated, "I was just happy to clear my name and not end up in prison for false charges. The rest is just a blessing from the ancestors."
Cleanup / Garden Winterizing 2018
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Peace and Love. Mr. Peeple's is added as a team member on this GoFundMe and as a close friend who watched him go through this ordeal personally, we would like to express our sincerest gratitude for the love, kind words and donations received thus far. We never expected the overwhelming support after everything that has occurred and it is much appreciated. Donations will be withdrawn and gifted to Mr. Peeples October 28th before the Community Cleanup/Garden Winterizing we are hosting at Hunt Playground. Funds will be used to improve the garden site and to press charges for defamation at a minimum.
Before the ban from the site (2018)
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Join us at Hunt Playground, October 28th from 12PM - 4PM to board up homes, winterize the garden and remove the blight that occurred during our absence.

Community efforts continued during court preceding but we were unable to do our annual community clean up/book bag give away at the garden site this year.
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Civil lawsuit pending for defamation, at the very least... Gratitude for all of the support and kind words.
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$53,515 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 1,641 people in 1 month
Created October 17, 2018
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on behalf of Marc Peeples
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