On today Monday, June 11th, 2018 members of The National Football League Players Association, Black Lives Matter Greater Atlanta Inc and Elite Sports Talent Management will be holding a joint press conference to fight for justice for Former NFL Player Julius Williams who played for The Jacksonville Jaguars.
Around 2:00am Julius Williams and his family and supporters will be leaving The Black Lives Matter Greater Atlanta Headquarters and arriving to The Duval County Courthouse around 8:00am to make his scheduled appearance in court for sentencing.
As many of you may have heard, Mr. Julius Williams was found NOT GUILTY of VEHICULAR HOMICIDE a charge that he was facing 30 years in prison, Nevertheless the jury found Mr. Julius Williams GUILTY of RECKLESS DRIVING which is a misdemeanor. Throughout the entire three year long court process Mr. Williams has maintained his innocence.
There are one of two options the judge could hand down he could option one, order Mr. Williams to do probation or community service or option two remand Mr. Williams into custody and of course we are hoping for option one.
The sentencing is set for 9am – 11am in courtroom #610 and the press conference will commence shortly after the case has been adjudicated, outside in front of The Duval County Courthouse located at 501 West Adams Street Jacksonville, Florida 32202.
On October 19th 2015 Mr. Julius Williams (driver) and Anthony Smith (passenger) were traveling from Atlanta, Georgia to Jacksonville, Florida to attend Jacksonville Jaguar NFL home game. Mr. Williams and Mr. Smith was rear ended from behind by Mr. Louis Prada, 75 who was driving an 18-wheeler commercial truck at a high rate of speed, totaling the truck and ultimately passing away. For a large part of this case Mr. Williams was facing 30 years in prison for vehicular homicide among other charges that he did not commit. Nevertheless, the jury did not find Mr. Williams guilty of the fatality of the deceased. But sadly, they did find Mr. Williams guilty of reckless driving. Mr. Williams still maintains his innocence. On Monday, June 11th, 2018 Mr. Williams will have to report to court in Florida for sentencing in which we pray and beg the court for mercy. It’s important to know that the note that according to toxicology reports, there were no alcohol nor drugs in Mr. Williams system. Initially, Mr. Williams was never cited. Thee as a lot of credibility issues surrounding the witness. The alleged witness claimed to have seen the accident however she left the scene and then waited 24 hours before “allegedly” contacting law enforcement
“As a national civil rights organization, we wholehearted believe these are bogus and trumped up charges and this case had no merit from its inception. After launching an investigation and examining all of the reports, we believe that this case is politically motivated, we believe that this case is racially motivated, and we believe that this case is financially motivated. Furthermore, we believe that there were a few bad actors who engineered a fabricated a fake story in an effort to exhort Mr. Williams and his family out of millions of dollars, but that attempt failed. This same very reason is why our friend Colin Kaepernick took a knee. At this time it is our desire to seek mercy and leniency in the sentencing process. Mr. Williams is an honorable man and outstanding role for children in the State of Georgia. He has training camps and mentorships programs that services young at risk teens” Sir Maejor Page
List of Speakers
Sir Maejor Page, Executive Director Georgia Commission on Racial and Social Justice
Marcus Price, Spokesperson, Elite Sports Talent Management
Anthony Smith is a 2X Superbowl champion with The Green Bay Packers and The Pittsburg Steelers. Mr. Smith was also in the vehicle at the time of the accident with Mr. Julius Williams
Patrick Newbill, President and CEO of Black Lives Matter Greater Atlanta Inc.
Thank you for your assistance, should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us a 1.404.667.6866 or AtlantaBlackLivesMatter@gmail.com
Black Lives Matter Greater Atlanta Inc.
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Atlanta, GA 30303
Toll Free 1.888.964.1141
¹ Black Lives Matter Greater Atlanta Inc. Division of Civil Rights (BLMGA) is a non-profit Civil Rights, Civil Liberties and Human Rights organization "for the people" with no regard to race, creed, color or religion. BLMGA strive to assist individuals, business, non-profit/ profit organizations with the resolution of violations to their human rights. Such violations include but not limited to harassment, racial profiling, and favoritism in their work environment, school system, towards children or teachers to name a few