Tuesday, April 22, 2008

RONNY DRAYTON 'S Donovan's Defense Fund Benefit Show Tonight at Village Underground - Urgent that people show up


Please read this it is very important. Please copy this below on Ronny Drayton's son Donovan who has been wrongly accused and has been locked up in jail.


This show tonight at Village Underground is a Benefit for his Defense Fund.

$20 Donation towards Legal Fees are appreciated.

The doors open at 6pm and the Event begins at 7pm

130 West 3rd Street Btwn Avenue Of The Americas(6th ave) and MacDougal Street.

A,B,C,D,E,F Trains at West 4th Street stop which is 1/4 of a block off the train to the Village Underground across from the Blue Note.

Please pass this along to anyone who you know who knows Ronny Drayton and Family.



Namaste to you all

Please view Donovan Drayton's website, son of Ronny Drayton. http://DonovansDefense.blogspot.com/

Attached is the flier to the fundraiser music event on April 22 7pm.

Donovan Drayton is facing the fight of his life. This 20-year-old young black man is being held in prison on Rikers Island for a crime he declares that he did not commit. He has been accused of premeditated murder, and robbery. Truth be told, it all started with a marijuana sale that quickly turned into a nightmare. Having spent the last 6 months in jail on his knees in prayer, Donovan recognizes the errors of his ways. Clean, sober and repenting to God, he pleads to have this untruth of premeditated murder and robbery off his head, as he waits -in God’s light- to face the consequences of dealing with drugs and a possible 18 years in jail. He has come so far, I am proud to report that he has raised his grades up, he has taken his preliminary G.E.D. and passed with flying colors, and he continues to win awards for his scholarly efforts. Donovan is now signing up for college as he sees through clear eyes and heart again. However, it has been brought to my attention that there are countless young black men in jail with exaggerated or wrongly accused charges. Of course, you must suffer the consequences of the lifestyle you choose, but the punishment must fit the crime. Unfortunately the way the courts are set up does not leave any room for debate, justice or mercy. I have been visiting Donovan in jail almost every week for 6 months. I have listened and learned the truth about this dilemma in the prison system. I have known Donovan for 6 years and although I watched him make some wrong choices as a teen, there has also been times of beautiful, loving family and personal moments with this special young man on birthdays and holidays and in general. His devoted single father Ronny Drayton, a world-renowned guitarist and my long-term partner is fighting to the core of his being every day for Donovan’s life. We need your help to raise funds for legal fees so that Donovan has a fighting chance for the truth to be heard as we raise consciousness for other victims of circumstance into victory. On some profound spiritual level Donovan is being a catalyst for change. Through his story various people are taking a look at their own shortcomings and choosing the Light ….his heart is touching others not only behind the prison walls but worldwide.

Rev. Kim Lesley Spaughton
Spiritual Director at A.C.I rehab NYC

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