Help Bring Wendell Brown Home

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Raised by 425 people in 16 months
Help our Detroit Native Wendell Brown get home to his son, family, and friends.
Wendell is a college graduate and athlete who has been to many places around the globe and has met many awesome people along the way. Wendell is well respected in his community, has been a positive role model, and inspires everyone around him. He has made us very proud of his many accomplishments and has always represented himself as a loving child of God. We need your help returning him home from a foreign country where he has fulfilled his mission.
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American Wendell Brown has been wrongfully detained in mainland China since September 2016. Wendell, coach of the Chongqing Dockers was attacked by a group of drunk men in the entertainment district of Chongqing last fall. Sworn witnesses corroborate that Wendell was forced to defend himself after being mobbed by several men of smaller stature with weapons. Wendell is a father of a ten year old son and highly respected member of the community, who coached around the world before being attacked in a more rural community of China. Racial, cultural and political misunderstandings have kept Wendell behind bars, as his family in Detroit tries to bring him home. Please help. Your donations will help unite a family and restore justice for an American caught at the wrong place at the wrong time. We hope to reach our goal of $5,000 for summer child care by June.


This fundraiser has been organized on behalf of the family by Wendells mother Antoinette Brown, of Detroit Michigan to cover emergency cost associated with loss wages, child care, and emergency family travel. The money is going to me and I'll withdraw it for things related to this family misfortune . Our goal is to reach $5,000 for summer child care by June . Your donations are greatly appreciated.
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American Wendell Brown has been wrongfully detained in mainland China since September 2016. Wendell, coach of the Chongqing Dockers was attacked by a group of drunk men in the entertainment district of Chongqing last fall. Sworn witnesses corroborate that Wendell was forced to defend himself after being mobbed by several men of smaller stature with weapons. Wendell is a father of a ten year old son and highly respected member of the community, who coached around the world before being attacked in a more rural community of China. Racial, cultural and political misunderstandings have kept Wendell behind bars, as his family in Detroit tries to bring him home. Please help. Your donations will help unite a family and restore justice for an American caught at the wrong place at the wrong time. We hope to reach our goal of $5,000 for summer child care by June.
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To whom this may concern: Wendell has had a lawyer to represent him I'm China since September 2016 when he was first arrested.. The US Embassy/Consulate has been involved also the US senator /assistant has been involved .. Wendells family friends and a host of others. The NAACP has also been informed of this common but unfortunate sisuation also . Wendells court date is approaching and when he is released we need to be prepared to get him home. Air fare, unpaid bills while he was took away from us, clothes to wear that was lost and whatever he needs to get himself together to get home.. ID/passport etc.
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Dominelle KioKo Emmanuel
13 months ago

FootBall Player Wendell Brown: May I suggest Restructuring the Go Fund Me Page - Mr. Brown has been Locked up since September 2016. Focus on the details of his case, which could be helpful. . . and gain exposure on the matter pertaining to his rights, and the right to a fair trial. Consult with U.S. and China based Attorneys that practice Human Rights and Constitutional Law. I suggest contacting the United States Embassy, United States Consulate, and Nationl Media Outlets. Speak with an Attorney. - The U.S. Consulate & U.S. Embassy Chengdu Shi, Sichuan Sheng, China - 4 Lingshiguan Rd, Wuhou Qu, Chengdu Shi, Sichuan Sheng, China, 610041 +86 28 8558 3992 www.USEmbassy.gov Chongqing City Municipality. This campaign is raising funds to support expenses that have incurred in his absence, and does not effectively support any efforts towards Mr. Browns release. - Why not change the platform to support a "Legal Defense Fund." -

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Gary Surreal Lawrence
14 months ago
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This guy made a video blog about Wendell's case. But even the guy in the video says you are not helping Wendell by withholding information on this Go fund me, it looks way too vague, you NEED to explain what happened. You haven't given any information about where he is or what the situation is. It is all covered here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCJyVH3QemU 1. He was in a bar, he got asked to drink by some local Chinese 2. He refused, they got angry and threw a beer bottle at him. 3. He defended himself, an altercation happened and police came. 4. None of the Chinese aggressors were arrested, or detained. 5. He is the only one from that night to be held, he is currently being held without charge, until he "confesses" to "doing something wrong" 6. Self defence is not wrong. But until he confesses, he is being detained in a Chongqing PRISON. 7. The attackers are trying to extort him for a BIG amount of compensation for "injuries" they received. So far the Chongqing government, nor the American government has done anything to check in on the situation and make sure his rights are being upheld.

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Fred W Flinstone-Smith
8 months ago
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Oh, I forgot to mention.. If you want to save money on calling out there..First get a unlocked phone..Then sign up for Lycamobile prepaid at their website or find a store in Detroit that sells them..a SIM card should be very easy to find either via the website or the store of your choice in Detroit. Next once you get the SIM activated, chose a plan that includes the UNLIMITED INTERNATIONAL CALLS. It is 45 bucks a month..You can use it here in the states anywhere, however the benefit is, you are able to make international calls as well for no additional fees..This is the only company I know that does this. Again, good luck and hope this help you and your family in some way. U.S. Embassy & Consulates in China EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE U.S. Citizens with emergencies, please call 010-8531 4000 Outside of Office Hours, contact: 010-8531 3000 Outside of China: (+86) 10-8531 4000

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Redskins Clark
8 months ago
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People of The United States and Around the world. Send a link of this case of Wendell Brown to President Trump Twitter. Flood his twitter with this case and may The God of Jacob answer all of your prayers speedily. Amen.

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Fred W Flinstone-Smith
8 months ago
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This should help too. https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/country/china.html

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Fred W Flinstone-Smith
8 months ago
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And this as well https://china.usembassy-china.org.cn

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Jay Taylor
7 months ago
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I need more details. I'm In China, we can get some resources together. Where had the money raised gone how much is the gov asking to release him? There's a lot of ?s please PM me so we can get something going and get this man free

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Mark Anthony Evans
11 months ago
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Otto von Warmbier(the american in North Korea who was detained) got a lot a publicity. But this case has none. It unfortunate how I find out about it as well, anyway. I've read the letter dated March 2017. Somehow it must be a method to get Chongqing to admit publicly to detaining Mr. Brown. If he has to eat that cadmium rice(http://www.greenpeace.org/eastasia/publications/reports/toxics/2014/cadmium-rice-heavy-metal/) that is awful. As i suspect you might have trust issues with this present goverment administration, hopefully the United Nations could help. Again solid evidence is very important too. I don't know if money would help except hiring someone who is fluent in mandarin and english to ask the bar what really happened and/or bribe him out of jail. Sorry

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E Marie Rue
14 months ago
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Will make sure i donate as soon as i get paid. Prayers for you all!! Will share as well to get the word out!

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Leslie A Steverson
2 months ago

Wendell was offered an opportunity to coach and teach American Football in Chongqing, China in the summer of 2015.  He departed from his country and his community on September 1st, 2015 to do what he loves.... help people. Wendell not only taught American Football to the Chongquing Dockers in China, but he was a physical trainer, a motivator, he taught kids soccer, he helped teammates with their English and they helped him learn Chinese.  During an interview in Chongquing, Wendell was asked, "What's your favorite thing about Chongqing so far?" His response, "The people".  Wendell has a true passion for helping people and spreading knowledge and light everywhere he goes.  He has been to other countries before Austria and Canada for instance and did not expect for things to come crashing down on him a year after being in China with much growth and success.  Wendell was hanging out with friends at a bar on 9/24/2016 and was approached by some locals when they suggested he drink with them.  Wendell declined and that is when things took a turn for the worse.  The locals attacked him by throwing glass bottles directly at him.  In pure danger Wendell defended himself by blocking what was being thrown at him.  During this attack a lady suffered a head injury! Officials arrived, did not take the statement from the injured lady and Wendell was the only person detained.  One of the attackers posed as a "victim" and fabricated both his story and medical records in an effort to extort money from Wendell.  He lied stating that Wendell punched him and broke his face, which resulted in a lost eye.  Wendell did not have any contusions or scars on his hands that would indicate such an attack.  He then demanded that Wendell pay $100,000 U.S. currency and he would drop all the charges.  Well guess what?! Neither Wendell or his family and friends could come up with that type of money.  When we tried to negotiate $10,000 U.S. currency, it was not accepted!  Wendell had two lawyers that showed signs of corruption after they were paid thousands of U.S. dollars, only to try to convince Wendell to plead guilty AND never organizing a trial or renegotiating with the "victim".  Wendell finally received a trial handled by honorable lawyer that had represented foreigners in China for similiar cases.  On 7/19/2017 Wendell was proven innocent in court.  He had hundreds of character letters that spoke volumes of his character as a humanitarian in both China and America.  The "victim" was not forced to be present at the trial however he did show up.  Guilt must have been eating at him because after the trial, in the same court where Wendell was defended, he admitted to the lawyer that he lied about everything!  This information was shared with the judge.  We were told that a verdict could take up to two months and we had high hopes that justice, fair justice would reign supreme by September 2017.  Here we are 10 months later with no verdict.  What we've gained in 10 months is monthly visits to Wendell from the consulate and the judge, hundreds of letters from supporters to Wendell and from Wendell to supporters, some media exposure, anxiety, prayers, hurt and lost time.  Wendell pled self-defense in court which is a such law in China.  Why does it not apply to him?  Wendell asked, "Have I not suffered enough for being attacked?"  Wendell has loss weight since being jailed in China.  Standing nearly 6 feet and weighing over 200lbs when he arrived in China, his diet regimen has drastically changed being a trained athlete.  One thing he hasn't loss is his character, his smile, his high spirits and most importantly his faith in the Most High God.  He sends letters full of motivation, positivity, light, love, laughter and memories.  He is a gentle giant.  His peaceful and charming demeanor will light up an entire world of darkness and everyone around him knows it.  The guards at the jail even brought him a cake for his last birthday! Wendell shared it with other inmates.  We are waiting patiently with Wendell and fighting peacefully for his freedom.  He deserves to be home with his son, his family, friends and community.  Our faith is strong and we pray constantly for his safe arrival home.  Please show your support by praying, donating and sharing his story everywhere.  On social sites please hashtag #BringHomeWendellBrown.  Follow Justice for Wendell on FaceBook.  Call your senators and city council and share his story and ask for help.  We have reached out to President Trump, to no avail he has not responded.  Wendell's story has been shared on FOX NEWS, YAHOO SPORTS, TMZ, Michigan Radio and several other networks. All of your efforts are greatly appreciated.  On behalf of the Brown family, friends and loved ones I thank you all.  And as Wendell wrote in a letter from March 2017, "I love you all to life! Grace, Peace, Prosperity, Love and an abundance of Bless

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Jamison Domingo
23 days ago

He should've just had a drink with them bruh.

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Leslie A Steverson
2 months ago

 And as Wendell wrote in a letter from March 2017, "I love you all to life! Grace, Peace, Prosperity, Love and an abundance of Blessings in the name if the MOST HIGH GOD!"

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Nicole Bazile
5 months ago

Are there any new updates?

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Nev Fage's Journey
8 months ago

FAMILY: Please reach out to the Detroit Innocence Project at the University of Michigan Law. They may be able to help! Sending prayers for Wendell Brown's immediate release! Studentshttp://www.law.umich.edu/clinical/innocenceclinic/Pages/application.aspx

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Jay Taylor
8 months ago

What is the situation? Any updates? Is it possible to try to get the case back in the spotlight with these UCLA kids stealing from a store in Shanghai? I don't wanna lump them into the same boat but if the eye is on sports figures in jail we have an innocent on and these kids maybe it can help?

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Sounds like a miscarriage of justice. I want to join my small contribution with many others to help Wendell get justice.

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Latest update from NPR -- https://www.npr.org/2018/06/28/624146330/china-sentences-former-ball-state-linebacker-wendell-brown-to-4-years-over-bar-f

Dominelle KioKo Emmanuel
13 months ago

FootBall Player Wendell Brown: May I suggest Restructuring the Go Fund Me Page - Mr. Brown has been Locked up since September 2016. Focus on the details of his case, which could be helpful. . . and gain exposure on the matter pertaining to his rights, and the right to a fair trial. Consult with U.S. and China based Attorneys that practice Human Rights and Constitutional Law. I suggest contacting the United States Embassy, United States Consulate, and Nationl Media Outlets. Speak with an Attorney. - The U.S. Consulate & U.S. Embassy Chengdu Shi, Sichuan Sheng, China - 4 Lingshiguan Rd, Wuhou Qu, Chengdu Shi, Sichuan Sheng, China, 610041 +86 28 8558 3992 www.USEmbassy.gov Chongqing City Municipality. This campaign is raising funds to support expenses that have incurred in his absence, and does not effectively support any efforts towards Mr. Browns release. - Why not change the platform to support a "Legal Defense Fund." -

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Gary Surreal Lawrence
14 months ago
9
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This guy made a video blog about Wendell's case. But even the guy in the video says you are not helping Wendell by withholding information on this Go fund me, it looks way too vague, you NEED to explain what happened. You haven't given any information about where he is or what the situation is. It is all covered here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCJyVH3QemU 1. He was in a bar, he got asked to drink by some local Chinese 2. He refused, they got angry and threw a beer bottle at him. 3. He defended himself, an altercation happened and police came. 4. None of the Chinese aggressors were arrested, or detained. 5. He is the only one from that night to be held, he is currently being held without charge, until he "confesses" to "doing something wrong" 6. Self defence is not wrong. But until he confesses, he is being detained in a Chongqing PRISON. 7. The attackers are trying to extort him for a BIG amount of compensation for "injuries" they received. So far the Chongqing government, nor the American government has done anything to check in on the situation and make sure his rights are being upheld.

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Fred W Flinstone-Smith
8 months ago
5
5

Oh, I forgot to mention.. If you want to save money on calling out there..First get a unlocked phone..Then sign up for Lycamobile prepaid at their website or find a store in Detroit that sells them..a SIM card should be very easy to find either via the website or the store of your choice in Detroit. Next once you get the SIM activated, chose a plan that includes the UNLIMITED INTERNATIONAL CALLS. It is 45 bucks a month..You can use it here in the states anywhere, however the benefit is, you are able to make international calls as well for no additional fees..This is the only company I know that does this. Again, good luck and hope this help you and your family in some way. U.S. Embassy & Consulates in China EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE U.S. Citizens with emergencies, please call 010-8531 4000 Outside of Office Hours, contact: 010-8531 3000 Outside of China: (+86) 10-8531 4000

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Redskins Clark
8 months ago
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3

People of The United States and Around the world. Send a link of this case of Wendell Brown to President Trump Twitter. Flood his twitter with this case and may The God of Jacob answer all of your prayers speedily. Amen.

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Fred W Flinstone-Smith
8 months ago
3
3

This should help too. https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/country/china.html

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Fred W Flinstone-Smith
8 months ago
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2

And this as well https://china.usembassy-china.org.cn

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Jay Taylor
7 months ago
1
1

I need more details. I'm In China, we can get some resources together. Where had the money raised gone how much is the gov asking to release him? There's a lot of ?s please PM me so we can get something going and get this man free

+ Read More
Mark Anthony Evans
11 months ago
1
1

Otto von Warmbier(the american in North Korea who was detained) got a lot a publicity. But this case has none. It unfortunate how I find out about it as well, anyway. I've read the letter dated March 2017. Somehow it must be a method to get Chongqing to admit publicly to detaining Mr. Brown. If he has to eat that cadmium rice(http://www.greenpeace.org/eastasia/publications/reports/toxics/2014/cadmium-rice-heavy-metal/) that is awful. As i suspect you might have trust issues with this present goverment administration, hopefully the United Nations could help. Again solid evidence is very important too. I don't know if money would help except hiring someone who is fluent in mandarin and english to ask the bar what really happened and/or bribe him out of jail. Sorry

+ Read More
E Marie Rue
14 months ago
1
1

Will make sure i donate as soon as i get paid. Prayers for you all!! Will share as well to get the word out!

+ Read More
Leslie A Steverson
2 months ago

Wendell was offered an opportunity to coach and teach American Football in Chongqing, China in the summer of 2015.  He departed from his country and his community on September 1st, 2015 to do what he loves.... help people. Wendell not only taught American Football to the Chongquing Dockers in China, but he was a physical trainer, a motivator, he taught kids soccer, he helped teammates with their English and they helped him learn Chinese.  During an interview in Chongquing, Wendell was asked, "What's your favorite thing about Chongqing so far?" His response, "The people".  Wendell has a true passion for helping people and spreading knowledge and light everywhere he goes.  He has been to other countries before Austria and Canada for instance and did not expect for things to come crashing down on him a year after being in China with much growth and success.  Wendell was hanging out with friends at a bar on 9/24/2016 and was approached by some locals when they suggested he drink with them.  Wendell declined and that is when things took a turn for the worse.  The locals attacked him by throwing glass bottles directly at him.  In pure danger Wendell defended himself by blocking what was being thrown at him.  During this attack a lady suffered a head injury! Officials arrived, did not take the statement from the injured lady and Wendell was the only person detained.  One of the attackers posed as a "victim" and fabricated both his story and medical records in an effort to extort money from Wendell.  He lied stating that Wendell punched him and broke his face, which resulted in a lost eye.  Wendell did not have any contusions or scars on his hands that would indicate such an attack.  He then demanded that Wendell pay $100,000 U.S. currency and he would drop all the charges.  Well guess what?! Neither Wendell or his family and friends could come up with that type of money.  When we tried to negotiate $10,000 U.S. currency, it was not accepted!  Wendell had two lawyers that showed signs of corruption after they were paid thousands of U.S. dollars, only to try to convince Wendell to plead guilty AND never organizing a trial or renegotiating with the "victim".  Wendell finally received a trial handled by honorable lawyer that had represented foreigners in China for similiar cases.  On 7/19/2017 Wendell was proven innocent in court.  He had hundreds of character letters that spoke volumes of his character as a humanitarian in both China and America.  The "victim" was not forced to be present at the trial however he did show up.  Guilt must have been eating at him because after the trial, in the same court where Wendell was defended, he admitted to the lawyer that he lied about everything!  This information was shared with the judge.  We were told that a verdict could take up to two months and we had high hopes that justice, fair justice would reign supreme by September 2017.  Here we are 10 months later with no verdict.  What we've gained in 10 months is monthly visits to Wendell from the consulate and the judge, hundreds of letters from supporters to Wendell and from Wendell to supporters, some media exposure, anxiety, prayers, hurt and lost time.  Wendell pled self-defense in court which is a such law in China.  Why does it not apply to him?  Wendell asked, "Have I not suffered enough for being attacked?"  Wendell has loss weight since being jailed in China.  Standing nearly 6 feet and weighing over 200lbs when he arrived in China, his diet regimen has drastically changed being a trained athlete.  One thing he hasn't loss is his character, his smile, his high spirits and most importantly his faith in the Most High God.  He sends letters full of motivation, positivity, light, love, laughter and memories.  He is a gentle giant.  His peaceful and charming demeanor will light up an entire world of darkness and everyone around him knows it.  The guards at the jail even brought him a cake for his last birthday! Wendell shared it with other inmates.  We are waiting patiently with Wendell and fighting peacefully for his freedom.  He deserves to be home with his son, his family, friends and community.  Our faith is strong and we pray constantly for his safe arrival home.  Please show your support by praying, donating and sharing his story everywhere.  On social sites please hashtag #BringHomeWendellBrown.  Follow Justice for Wendell on FaceBook.  Call your senators and city council and share his story and ask for help.  We have reached out to President Trump, to no avail he has not responded.  Wendell's story has been shared on FOX NEWS, YAHOO SPORTS, TMZ, Michigan Radio and several other networks. All of your efforts are greatly appreciated.  On behalf of the Brown family, friends and loved ones I thank you all.  And as Wendell wrote in a letter from March 2017, "I love you all to life! Grace, Peace, Prosperity, Love and an abundance of Bless

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Jamison Domingo
23 days ago

He should've just had a drink with them bruh.

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Leslie A Steverson
2 months ago

 And as Wendell wrote in a letter from March 2017, "I love you all to life! Grace, Peace, Prosperity, Love and an abundance of Blessings in the name if the MOST HIGH GOD!"

+ Read More
Nicole Bazile
5 months ago

Are there any new updates?

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Nev Fage's Journey
8 months ago

FAMILY: Please reach out to the Detroit Innocence Project at the University of Michigan Law. They may be able to help! Sending prayers for Wendell Brown's immediate release! Studentshttp://www.law.umich.edu/clinical/innocenceclinic/Pages/application.aspx

+ Read More
Jay Taylor
8 months ago

What is the situation? Any updates? Is it possible to try to get the case back in the spotlight with these UCLA kids stealing from a store in Shanghai? I don't wanna lump them into the same boat but if the eye is on sports figures in jail we have an innocent on and these kids maybe it can help?

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