Friday, January 28, 2011

Rule 24 Hearing Date Set

On Wednesday afternoon, the Mecklenburg County District Attorney's office sent a request for a Rule 24 Hearing in the case of The State of North Carolina vs. Antoine Dion Young(11CRS201626) to the Chambers on the ninth floor of the courthouse.  The request was granted with the signature of the first available judge, then it was returned to the DA's office.  Within twenty fours hours the DA notified the criminal clerk and public record that the Rule 24 Hearing date has been set for March 10, 2011 at 9:30am in courtroom 5350 of the Mecklenburg County Courthouse.  
 My contacts in the legal world tell me that it is very important for Radok's friends to attend each hearing related to the case.  The system works when it recognizes the truth, I have seen it many times first hand. And, the truth is that Chris was an amazing human who did not deserve to be killed in the vicious manner that he was.  Please pass the word.

It has also been suggested to me that perhaps it would be a good idea to contact the department of Court Watch that follows first degree murder cases.  Early next week I will look into that unique entity and pass whatever information I find along to you. 

This is just the beginning folks.  I have learned that there are no fewer than seventy murder cases in Charlotte awaiting trial. Violent crime, in this case murder is happening at such a rate that the system cannot keep up with the problem.  Even though the criminal court moved into a newer and larger facility with more staff not long ago, there are still not enough prosecutors and judges to handle the amount of violent criminal cases being brought to them. The smart men and women prosecuting this crime need our help by being patient and in attendance at all of the future proceedings.

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