Opening Statements to Take Place on Monday, July 8

Dearest Supporters,
Last week was the beginning of jury selection for Donovan’s second trial.
There are two jurors left to be selected, but we anticipate opening arguments to begin tomorrow, Monday July 8, 2013 at 2pm.

Please join us. Your presence in the courtroom is invaluable.
Your love and support means everything to Donovan and his family, it’s also important that the jury see that Donovan has the support of his community.

This is also a great opportunity to observe the court system in action.
Donovan has been blessed to have attorney Michael Warren on the case for his second trial. It is thanks to him that Donovan was finally granted bail on appeal.
Mr. Warren is a well respected civil rights attorney. He was responsible for freeing the men wrongly prosecuted and convicted in the infamous Central Park Jogger case.
If you haven’t already seen it, we highly recommend watching The Central Park Five to learn more about this case.
Come watch him bring the truth to the light.

The trial is expected to last 2-3 weeks
Court is in session Monday – Friday
Monday -Thursday: The days begin at 9am. Lunch is at 1 and court resumes at 2pm
Friday is a 1/2 day: 9am-1pm.
Please come dressed to impress. You may wear your “Free Donovan” t-shirts but you will have to cover them before entering the courthouse.

Queens County Criminal Court
125-01 Queens Blvd. 
Kew Garden, NY 11415
Part: K-18 (in the New Wing) 4th Floor
Judge James P. Griffin
website

Parking:
A municipal parking lot is located behind the building at the intersection of 126th St. & 82nd Ave.

Directions:
The courthouse is located on Queens Blvd. at 82nd Ave., one block East of Union Tpke. From the West or North, get off the Grand Central Pkwy. or the Van Wyck Exp. at the Queens Blvd. exit and go east on Queens Blvd. From the South, get off the Van Wyck Exp. at the Queens Blvd. exit and the courthouse will be on the right.

Public Transportation
By Train – The “F” and “E” trains stop at Union Turnpike. The Courthouse is located one block East on Queens Boulevard.
By Bus – The Q46 and Q60 bus lines stop near the Courthouse.

Donovan’s 2nd Trial Begins June 26

Family,
Barring further adjournment shenanigans, Donovan’s 2nd trial is set to begin Wednesday, June 26. Supporters are welcome and encouraged to join us in the courtroom.
The first few days are business, jury selection etc. The entire process is important, but we know how valuable your time is. It’s vital that we have eyes in the room once the jury is seated and the proceedings begin. If you are only able to set aside a day (or a few), we’ll let you know when we are at this point. Please stay tuned.
Thank you.

Queens County Criminal Court
Judge James P. Griffin
Part: K-18 in the New Wing
125-01 Queens Blvd.
Kew Gardens, NY 11415
Phone: (718) 298-1000

Court is in session Monday through Thursday. 1/2days on Fridays
Unless otherwise noted, court is in session at 9am. Please arrive a few minutes early.

Parking: A municipal parking lot is located behind the building at the intersection of 126th St. & 82nd Ave.

Driving Directions:
The courthouse is located on Queens Blvd. at 82nd Ave., one block East of Union Tpke. From the West or North, get off the Grand Central Pkwy. or the Van Wyck Exp. at the Queens Blvd. exit and go east on Queens Blvd. From the South, get off the Van Wyck Exp. at the Queens Blvd. exit and the courthouse will be on the right.

Public Transportation:
By Train – The “F” and “E” trains stop at Union Turnpike. The Courthouse is located one block East on Queens Boulevard.
By Bus – The Q46 and Q60 bus lines stop near the Courthouse. For further information contact the NYCTA

http://www.nycourts.gov/courts

No Court on Friday March 29

No court tomorrow. We’re working on an update and will post it as soon as possible.
Long story short – Donovan and his supporters arrived in court today to find no judge or ADA present.
Currently, we are scheduled to reconvene on April 3.
Please stay tuned.

Bail 4 Donovan!!!!

Friends and family,
It is with pure gratitude that I tell you all that Kim called me today as I am working to say
“Ronny they gave him bail, its 125gs”.
Dear people we have been heard and felt in a big way. Now there are things to do
We will keep you all up to speed on what we need to do next.
So your help is key even if its to have him sleep on your couch. HIS SAFETY IS REAL !
He’s coming hm and let us keep that web of protection around him as the beast is pissed now.
Michael Warren is in the house. And we dance .
Its not over yet, but we will be ready this next time around
Always with respect
Ronny Drayton

Editor’s Update:
We’re happy to report that Donovan has been released on bail!
The fight isn’t over, but this is great news!

Pre-trial Update from Donovan’s Father

Let me say that they have been playing games with the transcripts for check it for 5 months as we don’t have 8gs to pay for them or a paid lawyer at this time. We have a 18b and that’s another story. The new date is June 6th and we are supposed to have all the files baring any more delay tactics by DA Clark and the homicide crew. Donovan did speak in the Court room as did I to put the record straight. We have had 4 paid lawyers over the 54 months and we Will be 56 months in June.
Still no bail but they are quick to talk about trial my friends. So sign Donovan’s petition donate go to www.4Donovan.info read listen watch learn and help us bring him home. Donovan does not sit in victim mode he is and has been proactive working on his case from the inside so lets do our part. Remember HE HAS NOT BEEN CONVICTED OF ANY CRIME AND WON AT TRIAL THE 1ST TIME THIS IS THE REASON FOR THEIR TREASON.
~ RONNY DRAYTON