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 our fight to secure the freedom of three wrongly convicted, decorated servicemen and to stop the unjust prosecution of a fourth.
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
The Raven 23 appeal has revealed a key concession by the government that the enemy fired first and that the government kept evidence of Nick Slatten's innocence from his jury, strengthening an already strong appeal. #FreeRaven23Read More
In addition to being innocent men unjustly convicted by government overreach and constitutional rights violations, the men of Raven 23 were illegally prosecuted under the Military Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Act before a civilian jury in Washington, D.C.Read More
An in-depth look at the appellate arguments that prove Dustin Heard, Evan Liberty, Nick Slatten, and Paul Slough are innocent and were wrongly convicted by a civilian jury that was permitted to hear perjured testimony but not evidence of innocence.Read More