I'm sure you know thousands of Americans who never even walked inside the Capitol have been arrested.
Did you know hundreds of people who were just standing outside are facing over 60 years in prison?
...well, I'm sure you already knew that.
Did you know that if you can't afford an attorney, one will be appointed for you that is paid by the same department that pays the prosecutors trying to put you in prison?
...of course you did - everyone knows that.
Did you know it costs $120,000 for a federal lawyer to just listen to your case?
...we sure didn't.
Our family is finding all this out after our son, David, who has zero criminal record, was ripped from our home and tossed from prison to prison. After he faced blatant discrimination and mistreatment, such as not being allowed a Bible, missing meals, and not even being given underwear, we are in DESPERATE need of your help to pay for an attorney who will fight for our son, because there is no such thing as an unbiased appointed attorney when they are paid by the same government putting people in prison. Also, the funds will help with all the money we had to pay with phone calls, commissary, airline ticket so he could attend his grandmothers funeral, and many more expenses due to lack of work dealing with all this.
Let's back up...
At 6:00 a.m. on Friday, March 26, 2021, our home was "visited" by several SWAT team and FBI agents with riot shields and assault rifles drawn on our family. They even yelled about tazing our three month old puppy. No warrants were served, and David was not read his rights. That didn't stop them from taking my son as well as our cell phones and laptops and videotaping every inch of our home and private belongings. We were never told why any of this was happening, until we were contacted by our neighbors and family members only 3 hours later who saw on the news, social media, and even billboards on the highway with our family photos, that David was in the crowd outside the Capitol. It is sad that fake news is in bed with our Department of Justice who is tasked with ruining people's lives and their relationships with their family, work, and church. All to prove a political point.
This was the last time I heard from my son for months as he was tossed from prison to prison. What followed was several months of this traumatic event repeating in our heads over and over with us constantly looking out the windows when we hear a noise thinking they are back to get us. The feeling of not being safe within our own home and waking up in the middle of the night has caused not just our family, but thousands of God-fearing Patriots irreparable damage. For months, David was placed in solitary confinement and grossly mistreated like hundreds of other America-loving patriots at the Capitol who are still in prison to this day. David, like so many others, was locked away without many answers: what's happening, who is the lawyer, how is this affecting his family?
After many phone calls begging and pleading, we finally found our son after being moved between 9 states, 3 prisons, 2 local jails, and 5 facilities, during which he was "lost" in the system. He was not able to have a Bible after many requests, wasn't given basic clothing items like underwear, wasn't able to make phone calls, and faced discriminatory treatment. He was not able to meet with his appointed attorney until 2 days before arraignment. He was only able to speak with her for 38 minutes the day of the arraignment hearing. One legal adviser told us that they were down to stems and seeds, and the more serious crimes from that date were now being investigated. David never entered the Capitol building on that day and was only on capitol grounds in the tunnel. The number of charges against him has gone from 2 to 16, and he is facing a maximum sentence of 70 to 80 years. There are so many ongoing cases of this nature, and there are not enough court-appointed defense attorneys.
All this time, I have been furloughed from my company I've worked for over 30 years due to COVID-19. My husband is out of work for an undetermined time due to shoulder surgery. Over the last year during COVID, David took care of his 90 year old grandma. Unfortunately, those who were at the Capitol were denied bond and forced to stay in prison. While David was in prison, after immediately being denied bond and being persecuted by both the justice system and the public, his grandma passed away. I can't help but think that her death may be partly due to the current situation involving David. Thank you for reading our story. All I ask is if you can find the time to make a small donation to David's fund. The legal fees are astronomical. Help us free a true American Patriot, David Judd. God Bless!