I unequivocally believe that all citizens of the United States have the right to a fair trial with competent counsel to prove their innocence. Paul Cortez was denied a fair trial because of inept counsel, media bias influence on the jury, inadequate investigation, and inexplicable lack of forensic testing. I am a law-abiding citizen who is signing this petition because I believe that Paul Cortez was denied his basic civil rights and was unfairly convicted. Accordingly, Paul Cortez's case should be reopened and reviewed by the State of New York through the grant of a new trial. Please visit http://www.freepaulcortez.org/ for more information and ways to help.
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