My story, please hear me out.
First, I`d like to thank you all for your work in the community, and for
providing hope to the people of the community and everywhere. Thank-you!
"God" will bless you, and so will I, if there is anything I can do, please
ask and I will.
I am Michael Lynn Brown, An African American/Native American, single black
male. Tall, very dark and handsome, most people say. Never married. Athletic,
and enjoy working out regularly. I also enjoy reading, writing, talking,
all the arts, music, movies, theater, poetry, drawing, painting, sculpting,
My most profound love is for the Lord. I am a believer and a follower of
the word of "God" regardless of my situation. More than anything now, thanks
to "God" and my grandmother. I grew up in the church as a kid, when I wasn`t
playing hooky; however, I have changed my times.
I was born and raised in the neighborhood/streets of Chicago, grew up and
went to work/lived on both coasts, Cali and NY, as well as Miami. After going
to high school and college in Madison, WI, where I was brought after the
only parent I had at the time passed on. I come from a single family home
of my mother. Practically rose by my grandmother (a holy woman) in the 70`s
to 84, passing on in my teens. I thought the world was lost then, God rest
her soul. I am the oldest of 6 siblings; I was the breadwinner and caretaker
of my family. I love my family, and believe they love me sometimes, we are
strongly connected. Right now they are not very helpful or supportive of
me in my current situation (most are very young and preoccupied with other
I am college educated in business communication and entertainment. Currently,
I`m educating myself in criminal law and private investigation, as much as
I am able from where I am providing my current situation. I also do some
writing when I can find spare time from my legal work. I`m writing an autobiography,
and also a novel. I`ve had more than my fair share of trouble coming up as
a kid and teen., until my 20`s, none of which really involved violence, just
typical young street kids stuff, drinking, and drugs fencing.
Back in the late 80`s which involved protecting myself while being involved
in that mess. All of which cost me my first trip to prison and my first conviction(s).
In the 90`s, I became more positive, and more career orientated, and took
some professional jobs in construction and entertainment industries, as well
as owning and operating several of my own legitimate businesses (music production
& promoting, limo service, escort service, club owner, talent agent &
manager). Upon doing this, I called upon myself giving back, by hiring guys
I knew coming up. People I met while serving my first prison sentence, family,
and so called friends (which cost me to the ultimate, my life & my freedom).
During that time, I became overworked, overwhelmed, and unrest. I took on
too much, and now that I look at it, neglected my family and my true friends
(and lost them), for my life, my career, and business, which I thought would
make me happy. It didn`t, because of the money and the success I was achieving,
it only made things worse. I was unhappy, with a lot of enemies. I hate no
one, they hated me.At this point, I knew I was hollowed; I had to fix me
I turned to drinking, partying, sexing, and my so called friends/associates
who worked for me or with me, which lead me to getting 2 convictions and
a 2nd prison sentence. I was now charged with 2 counts of solicitation for
prostitution of minors (I was under the impression they were of age; I was
given fake identification by them). I accepted my responsibility as the owner
of the clubs and escort service. I pleaded, and was given 7 years in the
state prison. During this time, I committed myself to "God", all that is
good and positive. I continued to make the best of mylife, situations, and
a 7 year state sentence, which you do approx. 1/2 of, 3 1/2 years. Right
as my time was about to end, I was indicted on 03/15/01 by the feds, on a
21 count indictment of conspiracy to Hobbs Act and robbery charges. Some
of the crimes, I had nothing to with. It wasn`t until my initial arraignment
on 04/19/01, my first court hearing, that I was aware what the charges were
for, who they pertained to, and who allegedly committed them.
I sat in the county jail for 8 months, trying to understand, asking "God"
why me, and what happened. I was doing so good staying so positive, and I
had nothing to do with this. During the process, I lost my homies, my lover,
friend of 18 years, my youngest daughter a 9 year old model (she came down
with a deadly disease of the pancreas), and my eldest daughter became homeless
because her mother gave her up when she left me. I thought my whole world
was coming to an end, I continued to pray to "God" I thought I would be able
to walk free after proving my innocence, which I was working very hard to
do under the circumstances.
I went to trial on 11-26-01, in front of an all white jury, not of my peers,
not by choice of either; with my two co-defendants, who later confessed to
me, my family, their attorneys, and the government`s attorney that they did
these things, and I had nothing to do with them. With all this, they didn`t
make the stand to tell the people who it really mattered to, the jury, "their
right," I was found guilty on 12/08/01. I almost couldn`t believe it, and
now here I am, serving 73 1/2 years for crimes I didn`t do, and had nothing
to do with. This was a conviction that was fabricated, a bogus conspiracy
built on lies for leniency, perjury for plea arguments by other alleged co-conspiracers,
which were people who admitted to committing these crimes. I was found guilty,
most of the people involved said I had nothing to do with the crimes, in
fact, only one person lied and said I had something to do with 4 out of the
5 crimes I was convicted of, the other 3 people involved in 4 of the 5 crimes
said I had nothing to do with the planning or action (none of these crimes
were committed by me, that`s a fact that`s undisputed even by the A.U.S.A.).
Most of the people told different stories which didn`t involve me until eventually
they did involve me, later on to get their plea deals. The people, who put
me in these charges, are the people who did these things admittingly, and
lied on me for their plea bargains. They got a little to no time at all,
and are on the streets again. I got life in prison for a crime I didn`t commit,
and it`s almost a year now since the jury found me guilty the judge sentenced
me for this wrongful conviction unjustly. A conviction that was fabricated
due to vengeance, politics, economics, racism and publicity; it was one of
the biggest cases in this small town, ever. These charges were all on the
state level first, and I was just a witness subpoenaed by the state to testify
against my so called friends, not sure why?
One of my co-defendants went to trial on the state level and was acquitted,
I refused to testify against him, ended up testifying and helping him, I
guess that angered them. My old attorney told me that was one of the feds
motives for coming after me. That, along with the fact that they never liked
me anyway, since my wild teenager years. Though that was years ago, and even
though I was in business for myself now (and it was legitimate), they still
thought I was involved in drug dealing from then, which I was not. They also
considered me a "black pimp", and said I was running a business that was
degrading women, because of my club business with strippers and escorts;
I have to say that I agree now. I never considered myself that, and that`s
not what I was trying to do. The power that be in the all white conservative
society hated that, and mar me for it, and stuck me in the involvement with
the group that was doing these things. It didn`t help that most of the women
were white, and the men black.
I knew them, I partied with them, and I considered some of them my friends
back then. I had an intimate relationship with one of them, but I had nothing
to do with what they were doing, and I told them that, the truth years ago,
when they were supposedly doing these things, and when the investigation
was ongoing. At the time, they brought the charges; these crimes had stopped
being committed by them for years.
I am currently on a direct appeal, doing all and everything I can to learn,
know and to understand the law and prove my innocence. I spend approx. 18
hours a day studying the law, and working on my case. My chances are great
that I will prove my innocence one day, sooner or later, I know. I need some
help from a good federal criminal appeals lawyer, a good private investigator,
and good friends in the Chicago, Milwaukee area.
I`ve been doing a lot of networking, I`ve sent out 100`s of letters to lawyers,
private investigators, law schools,politicians, senators, congressmen, and
TV network media to no avail. And I continue to do it. Some, or most of these
people don`t listen to inmates or convicts, they say, "they all claim they`re
innocent." I really am, and can prove it, if someone would just look. Ican
show them, and the helpful information seems to get better everyday. If only
I could get someone, more people on the outside to help, to see, to speak
for me, that would increase my chances.
Personally I need a friend, a special person, some help. I`ve had my share
of experiences in relationships. I`ve dated a few women over the years, and
was involved in different monogamous relationships in which both of whom
I loved and was deeply in love, which lasted for years. In these major relationships,
3 children were produced out of love, Jasmine 13, Keya 10, and Michael Jr.
7. Though the relationships came to an unwanted end, I love my children unconditionally,
and do all I can for them, through everything I did, I was a good parent.
I think, though I know I could, can and will do better next time. Now, all
I can do is send my love and support through communications. However, I do
remain friends or associates with their parents; I have a deep respect for
them and their new lives, relationships and spouses. One of whom takes care
of my daughter, that`s not hers, but she has nothing, and nothing and nobody
else. Because of all this, I learned a lot of relationships or people, myself,
men and women, feelings, thoughts, emotions, upbringings and carriers. I`ve
become smarter, more understanding, loving, caring, compassionate and more
determined to make my next relationship work and last forever.
I`ve never stopped reading, studying, meditating, praying and just talking
to "God", asking him for his help and direction in my life and situation,
trying to keep the faith, trying not to ask why; just abiding by "God`s"
rules and laws, it`s the first thing I do before I go to sleep. As well as
all day long, if and when I`m not fighting my case to prove my innocence.
I`m doing as "God" will have me do, following him.
However, I know I need help; I can only do so much from here. I need a friend,
federal appeals lawyer, private investigator, a journalist, and/or friend
to help with some/all of the above.
Thank you with my most sincere love, and God Bless.
© Copyright 2003 Michael L. Brown
Michael L. Brown
Post Office Box 7000
Florence, CO 81226
give me justice
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