Experts Agree: Free Raven 23!

Experts Agree: Free Raven 23!

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.

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Legal and Use-of-Force-Experts Weigh in on Raven 23 Convictions: "America Should Hang Its Head in Collective Shame"

Legal and Use-of-Force-Experts Weigh in on Raven 23 Convictions: "America Should Hang Its Head in Collective Shame"

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."

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The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Says Raven 23 Prosecution “Should Have Never Happened,” Files Brief Arguing for Reversal of the Convictions

The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Says Raven 23 Prosecution “Should Have Never Happened,” Files Brief Arguing for Reversal of the Convictions

It’s been an exciting week for the Free Raven 23 movement in terms of adding key allies to our fight for true justice for Nick Slatten, Paul Slough, Evan Liberty, and Dustin Heard.  First, Colonel Allen West picked up our story, creating a firestorm of increased awareness for our cause.  Then, as you likely read in the article we shared yesterday from Law360, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) filed an amicus (friend-of-the-court) brief arguing that Nick, Paul, Evan, and Dustin’s convictions should be overturned. 

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