Following an appellate decision that is far from true justice, Paul Slough's wife, Christin, summed it up when she said in a recent interview, "We're just going to continue to have faith in God because our government has failed us repeatedly." Sign up for our Free Raven 23 Newsletter to stay updated on our case as we work our way through some difficult procedural hurdles.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.
Just this past weekend, on Sunday July 16th, I (Christin Slough, wife of Paul Slough) was privileged to attend an incredibly fun and successful fundraiser hosted by the Pipe Hitter's Union Motorcycle Club - Danger Close Chapter - in Alexandria, VA.
I was met at the airport by a whole contingent of club members, who actually escorted me (motorcade style!) to my hotel and then again to and from the event the next day. I was treated like a Queen from the moment I landed until the moment I left - these kind, generous men and their wonderful wives will forever hold a place in my heart!
The actual event was a cornhole tournament hosted at a local brewery benefitting the chapter's local domestic violence. My hand was never free of a cold beer! However, in the lead up to the event, they sold raffle tickets for two AR 15 rifles. The raffle donation and t-shirt sales resulted in a whopping $10,500 contribution to the families of Raven 23. I almost cried! To watch the video of me getting my socks blown off accepting the donation, click here.
These contributions pay commissary funds, family bills, travel expenses and much more. They are greatly appreciated by all four our families, who will be equal beneficiaries of the funds so we can allot them as each families sees need.
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
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