Pardon vigil at NC Governor's mansion continues
NC NAACP President Rev. T. Anthony Spearman has been holding a 24-hour-a-day vigil across the street from the Executive Mansion, at 200 N. Blount St., Raleigh, since Sept. 22.
He is calling on Gov. Roy Cooper to issue a pardon for Dontae Sharp and immediate action on ALL pardons before the Governor. More than two years have passed since Sharpe, a Greenville, N.C., man who was incarcerated for 26 years for a crime he did not commit, has been exonerated and released from prison. An official pardon will allow him to seek compensation from the state for wrongful conviction.
NAACP members can:
Contact Governor Cooper by email Contact Governor Cooper | NC Gov. Cooper or phone: (919) 814-2000, asking him to agree to these demands.
Join “Freedom Fridays” every Friday at 5pm until an agreement is reached, with Rev. Spearman and supporters at 200 N. Blount Street.
For more information:
Gov. Cooper should delay no longer in pardoning exonerated man | The Pulse (ncpolicywatch.org)