Do you know what issues the DC Circuit Court of Appeals is reviewing in the pending Raven 23 appeal? Do you know the possible outcomes? We've created this visual representation in an attempt to explain - as simply as we can - the complicated appeal process and its possible outcomes.Read More
This blog is dedicated to the documentation, publication, and discussion of the events of September 16, 2007 which resulted in the wrongful incarceration of four decorated servicemen.
Since the unjust October 22, 2014, convictions that ripped decorated veterans Dustin Heard, Evan Liberty, Nick Slatten, and Paul Slough from their families, legal and use-of-force experts have conducted independent reviews of the Raven 23 case, and they have arrived at a single conclusion: Free Raven 23! You can find these reviews on the Independent Reviews page of our website. Please read AND share to help us raise awareness about the false justice of the Raven 23 convictions.Read More
In their powerful article, Retired Lieutenant Colonels and legal and use-of-force experts, David G. Bolgiano and G. John Taylor, review the use of force by Blackwater's Tactical Support Team Raven 23 in Nisur Square on September 16, 2007, and conclude that the team "acted objectively reasonably under situations that were tense, uncertain, and rapidly evolving." What do they have to say about the Raven 23 convictions? "America should hang its head in collective shame."Read More
Are you a part of our Letters for Raven 23 campaign? If not, we invite you to join today and appreciate you letting us know when you've sent your letters and any response you receive. #FreeRaven23Read More