Dear American People
In the afterglow of this months Supreme Court ruling I'm Flushed, and overwhelmed with the anticipation of my impending release. But mostly I'm humbled and grateful to all of you...
For may years now we've decried the Arm Career Criminal Act as draconian, un-American and arrantly unconstitutional. Being that it aimlessly qualified any person convicted of a simple firearm possession and whom had any previous garden variety prior conviction a Career Criminal: which automatically condemned a defendant to an egregious mandatory sentencing guideline, from 15 years to life.
I've now spent over 20 years incarcerated, manacled by the iniquities of the ACCA Statute. thus with this abolishment of sort, a promise of impartial sentencing now looms. For me this supreme court ruling comes rather late. Yet I find great solace in knowing that other individuals will not have to endure the trials and tribulations of being criminally sentenced.
All of you that have followed my Journey, and the American Injustice Initiatives are keenly aware of my position regarding the blatantly broad disparities between nonviolent crimes e.g. a mere firearm possession- versus crimes, such as, murder, rape pedophilia, etc., where ironically nonviolent crimes were being prosecuted more aggressively causing grave adverse affects. Finally today there's a resounding sigh of relief by all oppressed by the now defunct ACCA Statute.
I close this address with immense gratitude. Thankful to the attorneys, Politicians, activist as well to my friends at An American Injustice for giving the voiceless a voice. To my mother and father whom alongside me have endured many pains whoms unveering resolve, sacrifice and determination powered me through many difficult years of incarceration and who taught me the true definition of unconditional parental love.
And, lastly to our great country I pledge to be a pillar of the community, a paragon of righteousness and integrity: Thank you wholeheartedly for your support.
With love, appreciation and respect...
Daniel Angel Rodriguez, A.A.I