Stevonnie (Posi Vibes)

by So Nice Yesterday

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This track is in celebration of Pride. Music video for this song and full length album are forthcoming.

FREE KEITH DAVIS, JR.

All proceeds from this track go to the Free Keith Davis Fund:
www.fundedjustice.com/FreeKeithDavisJr?ref=ab_8IiJTNUJ4Kw8IiJTNUJ4Kw

On June 7th 2015, Keith Davis Jr. was mistakenly identified by Baltimore Police as an armed robber, chased, SHOT AT OVER 40 TIMES, and eventually hit 3 times, including once in the face. After spending over 8 months in jail, he was eventually found NOT GUILTY on ALL 15 of his original charges, including NOT GUILTY of possession of a firearm.

The State's Attorney's Office, led by Marilyn Mosby, has falsely accused/charged him again, this time for killing someone with a gun (the same gun that the jury found him NOT GUILTY of possessing) that the police say they found on top of a fridge...near Keith's bloody and unconscious body...after shooting him.

His first trial for the murder charges ended in a hung jury with an 11-1 jury voting NOT GUILTY.

In his second trial, he was found guilty BUT the criminal history of key witness (jailhouse informant) for SAO was not properly disclosed to defense. So, Keith’s verdict was OVERTURNED and a THIRD TRIAL was granted.
www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/crime/bs-md-ci-davis-jailhouse-snitch-20171019-story.html

This third trial ended in June 2018 with a deadlocked jury and the judge declaring a MISTRIAL.

In fact, in this third trial, it was discovered that the State sat on a surveillance video tape for THREE YEARS that shows the murder victim walking to work about 4 minutes before his death while being followed by a man who does not fit Keith's description pulling a mask over his face. The lead detective testified in three trials that this video had "no evidentiary value" (?!?!?!?!) and it was never handed to Keith's defense counsel.
baltimorefishbowl.com/stories/video-shown-during-keith-davis-jr-s-third-trial-suggests-other-suspect-says-davis-lawyer/

The Baltimore City State's Attorney, Marilyn Mosby, has the ability to drop the charges and #FreeKeithDavisJr. We will continue fighting until that happens. The State has yet to legitimately prove their case.

Keith was scheduled for his FOURTH TRIAL for these charges for April 2019. Once again, the State was granted a postponement and this next trial will start July 2019.

In the meantime, he sits in a cage.

As of October 23, 2018, 100% of the money received from this campaign will go to Keith and his wife so they can keep surviving and fighting to protect him from being railroaded by a corrupt police department and imprisoned for a crime he did not commit.

THANK YOU!!!

To learn more about Keith:

"What happens when you survive a police shooting in Baltimore"
- The Guardian 1/18/16
www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/jan/18/surviving-police-shooting-baltimore-freddie-gray

"Man shot by Baltimore police acquitted as jury rejects oficers' testimony"
- The Guardian 2/27/16
www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/feb/27/man-shot-baltimore-police-acquitted-keith-gray-jury-rejects-officers-testimony-freddie-gray

"Marilyn Mosby hears criticism from police, activists"
- The Baltimore Sun 4/15/16
www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-city/bs-md-ci-mosby-protesters-clash-20160414-story.html

"Keith Davis Jr. granted a third trial in killing of Pimlico security guard"
- The Baltimore Sun 12/4/17
www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/crime/bs-md-ci-keith-davis-new-trial-granted-20171204-story.html

"Video shown during Keith Davis Jr.'s third trial suggests other suspect, says Davis' lawyer"
- Baltimore Fishbowl 6/16/18
baltimorefishbowl.com/stories/video-shown-during-keith-davis-jr-s-third-trial-suggests-other-suspect-says-davis-lawyer/

"ENDLESS TRIALS: Baltimore Police Tried to Kill Keith Davis Jr. Prosecutors Have Been Trying to Convict Him of Murder Ever Since. "
-The Intercept 4/21/19
theintercept.com/2019/04/21/baltimore-police-keith-davis-jr-prosecution/

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released June 20, 2019
Mixed & Mastered by Drew Scott
Produced by So Nice Yesterday
So Nice Yesterday is Berko Lover & Thom Castles
soniceyesterday.bandcamp.com

Thanks to Misha for premiering this at Hullabaloo & thanks for this incredibly thoughtful & insightful piece: www.hullabalootunes.com/2019/06/20/premiere-so-nice-yesterday-stevonnie-posi-vibes/

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