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User Image bowtiesandbigdreams Posted: Nov 17, 2017 7:13 PM (UTC)
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Meet Wilbert Jones. Wilbert is the man in glasses on the right. Wilbert spent 45 years, 10 months, and 1 day in prison for a crime that he was 100% innocent of. Wilbert frankly was arrested and ultimately convicted of a crime he did not commit because he is black and he was from a poor neighborhood. District Judge Richard Anderson threw out Wilbert's conviction for aggravated rape after finding that the state of Louisiana had withheld evidence that would have been "highly favorable" to the case for Mr. Jones' innocence. Wilbert was 19 years old when he was sentenced to life in prison; he is now 65 years old. Wilbert was finally released on Wednesday from prison after decades of trying to appeal his wrongful conviction thanks to the devoted team over at the Innocence Project New Orleans. Wilbert unfortunately had to post a $2,000 bail in order to be released even though it is overwhelmingly clear that he is an innocent man. Wilbert had to post this bail because the "justice" system is rigged and set up to perpetually keep brown and black folks in a cycle of poverty, shame, embarrassment, slavery, and trauma. Yesterday, Wilbert attended the Innocence Project New Orleans Fall Fundraiser with his loving family and got to start his transition back into a world that is very different than the one he was ripped away from almost 46 yrs ago. I said Wilbert Jones' name a lot in this story because I don't ever want to forget his name, or his story, or the overwhelming emotion of looking a man in the eyes who has seen the worst in folks and in the system but still manages to keep a smile on his face. If you would like to donate some money to help Wilbert with his transition to the free world, I've gone ahead and put the link in my instagram profile that the Innocence Project New Orleans set up. #wilbertjones #massincarceration #wrongfulconviction #ipno #innocenceprojectneworleans #blacklivesmatter #neworleans #followyournola #showmeyournola
Was walking around the neighborhood and spotted the amazing Caramel Curves hanging out at Studio Be! If you don't know who the Caramel Curves are, do yourself a favor and look them up. #badass #femalemotorcyclist #caramelcurves #caramelcurvesmc #studiobe #neworleans #followyournola #showmeyournola
User Image bowtiesandbigdreams Posted: Nov 12, 2017 12:13 AM (UTC)
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Friday nights are for friends, peach farmhouse ales from your neighborhood Brewery, and light sweaters because it finally feels like fall. #parleauxbeerlab #peachale #craftbeer #craftbeerlover #bywaternola #neworleans #followyournola #showmeyournola
User Image bowtiesandbigdreams Posted: Nov 8, 2017 7:08 PM (UTC)
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Tfw you put a pumpkin shirt on your cat and they murder the shirt and then start plotting how they're going to murder you? #popeaugusto #hermioneandpope #tuxedocat #meowderino #crazycatlady #catboomerang #neworleans #followyournola #showmeyournola
User Image bowtiesandbigdreams Posted: Nov 3, 2017 8:55 PM (UTC)
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I don't understand how my cat looks like a model even when she's drooling from drinking too much water? #photogeniccat #photogenicgoals #ragdollcat #meowderino #hermioneandpope #neworleans #followyournola #showmeyournola
User Image bowtiesandbigdreams Posted: Nov 3, 2017 3:51 PM (UTC)
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Cuban Chicken Noodle Soup for my lady because she's under the weather. Can't give away the recipe but I can give a tip which is put in yuca and frozen plantains! #cubancooking #cubanchickennoodlesoup #undertheweather #cuban #latinx #eatnola #homecooking #neworleans #followyournola #showmeyournola
"I found my thrill on Blueberry Hill
On Blueberry Hill, when I found you
The moon stood still on Blueberry Hill
And lingered until my dreams came true..." #fatssecondline #fatsdomino #blueberryhill #ripfatsdomino #bywater #9thward #neworleans #followyournola #showmeyournola