To: President Donald J. Trump

Freedom for Ramsey Muniz, Chicano Advocate

Freedom for Ramsey Muniz, Chicano Advocate

Petition Text

Dear President Trump: 

In the case of Ramsey Muniz, federal prisoner #40288-115, we pray you show mercy and compassion for this ailing 74-year-old prisoner who was sentenced, to life imprisonment without parole, in 1994.

This prisoner’s case is unique, in that Mr. Muniz was a renowned and respected Latino attorney who ran for governor of Texas, twice against Democratic Party governor Dolph Briscoe on a third-party ticket. Soon after his second run, Mr. Muniz was accused of participating, in a marijuana conspiracy and later, in a cocaine conspiracy, leaving the Baylor University football star and law school graduate, in ruins. (Visit freeramsey.com for more information about Mr. Muniz)

We believe these conspiracy charges and convictions were politically motivated, to punish and destroy Mr. Muniz’s professional career for taking so many thousands of Latino votes away from Governor Briscoe and his Democratic Party, in Texas. This prosecution also destroyed Mr. Muniz’s third party that was challenging the Democratic Party’s control of Latino votes because the party was not meeting some of the most basic needs of this growing minority population.

The two drug conspiracy convictions were counted against Mr. Muniz, as three convictions, for the purpose of sentencing this Texas attorney, to life imprisonment without parole, in 1994 under the “three strikes” law of the time. Mr. Muniz was an upstanding citizen who was never accused of selling or distributing any drugs nor of using any violence or weapons against anyone.

His wife, Mrs. Irma Muniz, has been pleading for her husband’s freedom ever since, and we believe the presiding federal judge, Paul Brown, would have supported his release, but this judge is now deceased. Thousands of supporters have also pleaded for Mr. Muniz’s immediate release through the years, and especially now that he is in such poor health.

Please look into this case, President Trump, and show mercy and compassion by releasing Mr. Muniz, as soon as possible.

Why is this important?

Ramsey Muniz has been a Chicano advocate since the Sixties, and is beloved by hundreds of thousands of Latinos and other Americans he has inspired, to work within the system, to improve our society and government. Mr. Muniz is now in poor health, in federal prison. He has never been accused of any violent crime, and is not a threat to society or anyone. He is a model prisoner, and at age 74 and disabled, Mr. Muniz just wants to return, to his home in Corpus Christi, to live out the rest of his life with his beloved wife, Irma, and their families.

A related article:
https://www.aclu.org/blog/speak-freely/will-trumps-inauguration-be-day-clemency-died

How it will be delivered

Online, via postal service and in-person

United States

Reasons for signing

  • Mr. Muniz was wrongly incarcerated for a crime he did not commit.
  • this man has served his time, with the possibility that he was wrongly accused and does not pose a threat to society he should be released from his sentence and allowed to return home with his family.
  • I see people around me cheated out of their social security, cheated out of a good job, cheated by debt for going to school to becomne useful...it seems cheating is the only way to function successfully in this country anymore!

Updates

2017-01-25 14:51:21 -0500

1,000 signatures reached

2017-01-25 14:18:30 -0500

500 signatures reached

2017-01-25 14:03:34 -0500

100 signatures reached

2017-01-22 16:01:45 -0500

50 signatures reached

2017-01-22 10:28:56 -0500

25 signatures reached

2017-01-22 03:02:21 -0500

10 signatures reached