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HORRIBLE INJUSTICE AGAINST A WELL KNOWN OUT OF STATE COLLEGE STUDENT BY THE TOWSON POLICE DEPARTMENT IN MARYLAND…
Our Son Bernard Davis is a College Student at Morgan State University, he is also a well-known DJ, in New Jersey, and in Baltimore as well. Bernard is a well-grounded young man and has no criminal background and has never been in trouble with the law. Bernard has been attending Morgan for the last four years, he has been rob by gun point twice, and there was no full blown investigation. Bernard has made many friends in Baltimore and decided that he wanted to finish school there, he lives off campus, while he attends school and he returns home during summer and spring break. On November 13, 2015, Bernard and a few of his college friends decided that they wanted to go to a college party, as most college students do. Bernard and his friends decided to stop at a McDonalds to get something to eat because they were too early for the party, they got their food and was given a receipt for what was purchased.
As they headed for the party, Bernard and his friend notice that they were being followed by the police, four blocks later the police pulled them over, (racial profiling) had them get out of the vehicle they had them sit on the curve, approximately 10 or 20 min another police car pulled up, and shined a light on Bernard and his friends, impound the car and took them down to the precinct 6 in Towson Maryland. Bernard is known for wearing his hoodies, he is a young college black man and a DJ, why can’t he wear what he wants, meanwhile the person in the car stated that Bernard rob him, because he said that the person who rob him had a hoodie and earrings on,
HOW MANY COLLEGE KIDS WEAR HOODIES. BERNARD AND HIS FRIEND WERE IN ANOTHER PART OF TOWN WHEN THIS ROBBERY TOOK PLACE, THEY NEVER LEFT EACH OTHER SIDE?
Bernard and his college friends who all are black vouch for each other and had a receipt from McDonald as well. The cops took Bernard’s phone and all the boys where released. On March 01, 2016 there was a loud banging on our door and it was the Marshall stating they had a warrant for Bernard arrest, Bernard just got off of work, and was working to prepare to go back to school, the Marshall took my son out of the house like a criminal, even the Marshall felt that something was wrong with this case, and all those who have met my son.
Before all of this my son has been in communication with officer Sean Bissett of Towson Maryland, who stated that he was going to send Bernard his phone back and the case was closed, this officer stated the same thing to my husband, my son had no reason not to believe this officer, he trusted that what he was saying was true, Bernard had no reason to believe that he was in any kind of trouble for something he did not do, and if there was a problem why didn’t this officer who is supposed to protect and serve all people tell him that.
This officer Bissett and the prosecutor’s office set my son up because of the rash of robberies going on in Towson, because my child is a black man who wears a hoodie like every student male in college wears. My son Bernard is now sitting in jail for a crime he did not commit, there has been and injustice against my son, because of the color of his skin, my child has no reason to rob anyone, thats just not who he is, Bernard is very quiet and laid back, he’s very into his music, and writes beats. He has done nothing for anyone just to take his freedom, because of a ride to a college party. He has done nothing to be indicted for a crime he did not commit and is now being held for it.
Bernard is our youngest son, he is my baby and always will be, Bernard is 23 years old, and never been in trouble, he has been raised in the church, and has good value, everyone who meets our son, know he has been raised well, Bernard is an artist in his own right, from the day he was born he had music in his head, and in him, and is able to write, and make his own beats, Bernard’s spends his quiet time writing music and has learned to play the key board on his own, he has an older brother who is in the Army, and twin sister’s in college, he has been raised to believe in the justice system, and lives with both of his parents, who are Elder Elect, and License minister.
We need your help so that this will never happen to another child, helping with Bernard’s legal freedom, and writing letters to stop police from being able to pull our kids over just because there black and wear hoodies, we need your help in getting petition and sending them to Towson in Maryland, for there officer to stop racial profiling our kids, when we are spending out hard earned money to send our sons to school to get an education, which is their right to learn in America. Calling on Al Sharpton, and the NAACP if we have to. We need your help to help us get a full investigation of officer Sean Bissett, to see if he has done this injustice to another black college student just because he wears a badge, that badge should mean something like honor, to protect and to serve all. We need your help to write letters to the senate and to the congress, because this must end today, we need your help and we will sue if we have to, because it our son today it may be your son tomorrow.
We need your help to let people know that our son matter. We are calling for all clergy, and Black lives matter, and mothers against police profiling to stand up for our son and others like him, we need the media to report the truth, and we need all officer who continue to behave in this manner to be fired, we need the good cops to stand against those who don’t deserve to wear the badge of honor. Even though this has happened to my son we still believe in good cops, but we need the good to out way the bad. We need your help to find a good lawyer to represent my son, we need all the donation we can get on Bernard behalf, my heart as a mother is broken because I raised my children different, to believe in what’s right and to do what’s right, and in a matter of seconds an officer of the law, has put something in my child that never existed, I pray that what he has done to mines, doesn’t happen to his, the one thing Bernard has is praying parents who trust in the lord with everything…We pray that what you have done to our son, will never happen to your son or daughter somewhere in life, life is funny, and there’s an old saying watch what you do to others it will come back on you maybe not today or in this manner but it will..
We continue to pray for RACIAL HARMONY amongst Men and women:
Matthews: 10:13 John 13:35, Acts 17:26; Ephesians 2;14
You have made us of one blood, and you have broken down the wall of partition between us if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it, so we speak peace among people of all races, peace among all nations, peace among all ethnicities, and clam the storm of racial turmoil among your people. Let the church be the example of unity that is possible though CHRIST.
Release: BERNARD DAVIS
KATRINA & Howard Davis