Jacob Goodwin Defense Fund
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Jacob Goodwin is a brave young man who has been arrested in Arkansas pending extradition for a warrant out of Charlottesville, VA.. Support free speech. Please help his family and friends with his legal defense fundraiser. Any amount would be appreciated.

Jacob Goodwin, a 22 year old young man who has never had so much as a parking ticket, is alleged to have defended himself against a brutal, violent thug who has already been charged with assault in the incident. A politically motivated witch-hunt led to charges being filed against Jacob, as well. Now, he has been arrested and is facing extradition to Virginia. Lawyers for his legal defense have been procured both in Arkansas and Virginia, but his family and friends desperately need your help with his legal defense bills. Please give however much you can, as this will be an ongoing and uphill legal battle which will take some time to resolve. Every dollar received goes directly to his legal fees. Every donation helps. If you cannot give, then please share this with those who can, and God bless you.

 

An Open Letter by Arkansans to Republican Governor Asa Hutchinson

Dear Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson,

Jacob Goodwin, a young Arkansas man arrested recently on a social media-driven witchhunt crusade inspired charge out of Charlottesville,Virginia, has never had so much as a parking ticket. He will not receive a fair trial in the politically charged, biased climate of Charlottesville. Just the day after he was arrested, the man he is alleged to have assaulted was booked on a similar charge stemming from the same incident, but was instantly granted bail. In stark contrast, the other two co-defendants of Jacob Goodwin’s have not been allowed bail, nor has another man who simply used pepper spray in self defense the same day. Because he will not receive a fair trial in Charlottesville, we ask Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson to NOT agree to extradite Jacob Goodwin to Virginia, as he will be requested to.

Governor Hutchinson, you and I have met and spoken in person before. As the father of a son who has encountered legal difficulties, you know the hardship which Jacob’s family is going through. I have ran for the office you now hold, and fully understand its responsibilities. I also urge your lawyers to advise you that precedential case law, South Dakota v. Brown and Kentucky v. Dennison, support your right and power to deny rendition. Please fulfill your elected duty as Arkansas’ Chief Executive and protect this young man, an Arkansas citizen, from injustice and a political railroading to a show trial at a kangaroo court in Charlottesville. At a minimum, we ask that you delay rendition until such time as his codefendants have received separate trials with a fair and just outcome. Thank you for your time and consideration of this matter.

Sincerely, Billy Roper

If you are a citizen of Arkansas and would like to join others throughout the state in urging Governor Asa Hutchinson to deny the extradition request against Jacob Goodwin, please write, e-mail, or call the Governor’s office, and let your voice be heard:

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson
250 State Capitol Bldg.
Little Rock, AR 72201
Fax:(501)682-1382
Tel:(501)682-2345
email: info@governor.arkansas.gov
web: http://www.state.ar.us/governor/governor.html

Governor’s office online contact form: http://governor.arkansas.gov/contact-info

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AsaHutchinson

facebook: https://www.facebook.com/asaforarkansas

You can also contact Arkansas’ First Lady and ask her to use her influence in defense of Jacob, as well:

https://governor.arkansas.gov/first-lady/contact

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