The Cory Maye Justice Fund

Friday, July 1st, 2011

Many of you asked if you could donate to help Cory Maye get back on his feet. The Cory Maye Justice Fund, set up several years ago by Bob Evans, is still active. Huffington Post Impact has more details.

Please note that this is not a non-profit. Your donation will go directly to Maye, through Evans. But it is not tax-deductible. And because Cory’s lawyers all worked the case pro-bono, your donation will not be going to pay his legal bills. Instead, you’ll be helping the guy get his life together once he gets out. I know he’s strongly considering moving out of Southern Mississippi. That’s probably smart. And I’d imagine your donation could help with that. If you’re interested in helping in a non-monetary way, you can write Evans at the snail mail address at the link, or email him here.

I will personally vouch for the fund’s legitimacy, and that 100 percent of the money will get to Maye. (Unless you use PayPal, in which case they’ll take a cut.) Evans will also send you a receipt if you request one.

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15 Responses to “The Cory Maye Justice Fund”

  1. #1 |  Jim March | 

    He should apply for a Presidential pardon. Seriously. There’s no excuse except racism for his ever being tried, let alone convicted.

  2. #2 |  John C. Randolph | 

    Actually Jim, I don’t think he was tried just because he’s black, although I’m sure that didn’t help him. He was tried and convicted because not doing so would give us all the idea that we have the right to defend our lives and our homes when the government decides to violently enter them. That’s an idea that our lords and masters find intolerable.

  3. #3 |  Anonymous | 

    I can’t really afford it right now, but I just kicked over $100.

    The guy deserves some justice, and if MS won’t give it to him, maybe we can.

    If you send money as a “Gift” they’ll even let you pay the PayPal fee so the whole amount goes to Cory.

  4. #4 |  The Johnny Appleseed Of Crack | 

    Agree with JCR. The Ryan Frederick case was a very similiar situation where the police busted down his front door on a marijuana raid, and ryan frederick shot and killled the cop in self defense. Both Frederick and the cop were white, and Frederick was still convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to about 8 yrs.

  5. #5 |  BSK | 

    I don’t mean to be a party pooper in anyway, but I wanted to share this unrelated tidbit I heard about on the radio today:

    Now, I’m sure there are instances where cops are legitimate in filing a lawsuit and may, for some reason or another, be prevented from suing. But hearing the lawyers on the radio ad talk about them as if they were a group of third-class citizens who were regularly trounced on was disgusting. It was like the anti-Agitator.

  6. #6 |  Difster | 

    Point of note: With PayPal if you do a transfer for Personal reasons PayPal will not take a cut.

  7. #7 |  Difster | 

    Oh and this man should definitely be considered for a pardon.

  8. #8 |  Charles Sullivan | 

    Off topic but….

  9. #9 |  Acksiom | 

    He deserves more than a pardon and a fund — he deserves a JOB. Or better yet, a CHOICE of jobs.

    Hey Balko! Would the HuffPo editors go for another HuffPo front pager, this time about finding Mr. Maye some employment offers?

  10. #10 |  Cory Maye To Be Freed | 

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  11. #11 |  perlhaqr | 

    Ok. I finally have a job again. So I kicked $100 into the kitty for Cory.

    I hope he finds it helpful.

  12. #12 |  pam | 

    Even a few bucks adds up and it’s the thought that counts.

  13. #13 |  Bronwyn | 

    If it weren’t for the fact that it would be in Carrollton, KY, he could have a job at my husband’s pizza shop. I don’t think Cory would want to live in Carrollton, though, as it’s very, very white in a very ugly way.

  14. #14 |  Stick | 

    I donated $30.00 American. I wish him well. Does the Paypal donation thing tell the recipient which country the donation came from?

  15. #15 |  John C. Randolph | 

    The next time some leftard bitches about Radley, I’m going to ask him “so, what are YOU doing to free innocent people from prison? ”