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Our friend Cynthia, a hard working mother of two, has been imprisoned long enough. She received a call while at work from her abusive boyfriend who was asking for her sewing kit. Cynthia knew his eyesight was poor but didn't discover the haunting nightmare until she arrived home. One of her sons had been beaten nearly to death by her boyfriend. In shock, Cynthia tried to help her son and was frightened by the repercussions of calling the police due to the effects of being in an abusive relationship. She waited 45 minutes before calling 9-1-1 and this delay was the primary rationale for putting her in prison. Despite going to counseling, working and going through all the hoops of the legal system, Cynthia faced a fierce DA and a judge who lacked compassion or took aim at a young black Muslim in distress. My testimony was used against me and Cynthia's attorney seemed to be in the DA's pocket. The #freemckee bounty exists to raise awareness and leverage funds for Cynthia's appeal.
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