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"TACONYA YVETTE JONES"

     The daughter of "Deborah Jones" and the youngest sister of the deceased "Maurice 'Little Marty' Jones" in this case, who was ten (10) years old at the time of this incident, gave a statement to investigating police during the week of the beginning of the trial and at the same time as her mother, while they were both at the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office awaiting for Assistant District Attorney Roger E. King to go over to court, which became a morning ritual for the Jones Family since the beginning of the jury selection.

     "Taconya Yvette Jones" trial testimony was that, she was outside of the front of hr cousin "Sylvia Edwards" residence in the 800 block of Warnock Place, inside of one of Richard Allen Homes Projects many courtyards, when she heard shooting behind her. She, then ran into the hallway of her cousin's residence with a bunch of other people on the first (1st) floor (Sylvia Edwards lived on the 3rd floor) in an attempt to get away from the shooting. That moments after the shooting stopped, she seen three (3) males run by the hallway door, and she identified "Isaiah 'Button' Givens" as being one of those males who ran past as she was in the hallway with others. She further testified that it was a shoot-out because other individuals were shooting back.

     The question is whether "Taconya Yvette Jones", who was ten (10) years old at the time of the shooting incident on August 26, 1982, gave her statement to investigating police during the week of the beginning of the trial, along with her mother "Deborah Jones", almost seven (7) months after the incident, to help collaborate her mother's statement and trial testimony to help ensure that they would be able to acquire a city owned home and move from the two (2) bedroom apartment which "Deborah Jones" complained to a newspaper reporter was too small for her family? (See: Exhibit 1-D & 1-E)

     "Taconya Yvette Jones" lied to police and the jury. If you are to believe the trial testimony of her mother "Deborah Jones", she disputes the statement and trial testimony of her daughter, "Taconya Jones". How so? Read Exhibit 1A-newspaper excerpts recorded by Philadelphia Inquirer Newspaper Staff Writer Maida Odom, dated March 19, 1983 on Page B3, in which it reads at the bottom of said newspaper article as follows:    "....Look at those fools shooting. Ms. Jones recalled commenting. Moments later, she remembered, "I asked my daughter where my son was, and she said he was outside."

     The daughter whom she was referring to was "Taconya Yvette Jones". If it is to be believed, "Deborah Jones" places "Taconya Yvette Jones" being inside of her neice "Sylvia Edwards" apartment along with her when the shooting occurred and moments afterwards. So, how could "Taconya Yvette Jones" be on the first (1st) floor of the apartment building huddled up with others while the shooting was going on and moments after the shooting ended, watch "Isaiah 'Button' Givens" as one (1) of three (3) individuals run by the hallway door? She could not be at two (2) places at one(1) time.

     Evenmoreso, her cousin "Sylvia Edwards" statement and trial testimony was that "Isaiah 'Button' Givens" was not amongst the group of shooters shooting on the day in question.

     "Deborah Jones" disputers her daughter "Taconya Yvette Jones" statement and trial testimony because both of their stories were fabricated to help them to acquire a city owned home. The proof is in the newspaper articles published which were not learned of until recently.

     Further proof that "Isaiah 'Button' Givens" was falsely accused and unjustly convicted for a crime in which he did not commit nor participate in, and that individuals testified to receive incentives which were being offered as it related to being relocated, as oppose to seeking the truth and justice for the lost of their family member.

THE WOUNDED GUNSHOT VICTIMS OF THE AUGUST 26, 1982 RICHARD ALLEN HOMES PROJECT SHOOTING

     On August 26, 1982, during the shooting inside of the courtyard of the Richard Allen Homes Projects, besides the deaths of Maurice Jones and Robert Hines, six (6) other individuals were also shot, who were:

  •      VAUGHN CARTER:  Gunshot wound of the right leg
  •      NASSIA FORD:  Gunshot wound of the right knee
  •      ANDREW GILMER:  Gunshot wound of the left shoulder
  •      RONALD 'OTTO' GREEN:  Gunshot would of the right thigh
  •      GREGORY 'BIG GREG' TAYLOR:  Gunshot wound to the stomach
  •      BARRY WILLIAMS (Sylvester Williams brother):  Gunshot wound to his right side.

     None of the wounded gunshot victims, in the body of their statement to the police, could identify any of the individuals who were shooting during the incident or who had shot them.

     During the trial, Assistant District Attorney Roger King, in a very tactical, legal maneuver, stood before the bar of the court, in the presence of the jury, and announced that his next witness during the prosecution presentation of their evidence, would be a Hospital Administrator, who would give testimony pursuant to the medical treatment that the six (6) gunshot wounded victims received, based upon gunshot wounds inflicted upon their persons on August 26, 1982, inside of the Richard Allen Homes.

     Isaiah 'Button' Givens trial attorney, Salvatore J. Cucinotta, stood before the trial court and jury, and "stipulated to the medical records of all of the individuals whom were shot during said shooting, in the interest of time consumption and justice.

     By stipulating to the medical records of the six (6) gunshot wounded victims by Isaiah 'Button' Givens trial attorney, such was thereby an admittance to the jury that, "these individuals were indeed wounded during the shooting of August 26, 1982, inside of the courtyard of Richard Allen Homes Project," and that, Roger King did not have to present any of the six (6) wounded victims before the jury or for cross-examination by any defense counsel, because he (Roger King) knew that "none of the wounded gunshot victims would have identified Isaiah 'Button' Givens as being the shooter during the shooting event of August 26, 1982, whom all the victims knew," and Assistant District Attorney Roger King, did not want the jury to hear the trial testimony of six (6) gunshot wounded victims, and none of them identify Isaiah 'Button" Givens as a shooter.

     Stipulating to the medical records of the six (6) gunshot wounded victims, was "very stupid" of the trial counsel of Isaiah 'Button' Givens, because it permitted the jury to assume that, Isaiah 'Button' Givens, thru his trial attorney, was admitting to having first-hand knowledge of these victims being shot, because he was there!!!

     The stipulation to the medical records alone, permitted the jury to find Isaiah 'Button' Givens, guilty of the charge of six (6) counts of Aggravated Assault, in which he received a sentence of five (5) to ten (10) years of imprisonment for each person who was shot, when none of the gunshot victims ever testified that 'Button' shot them, for a total term of THIRTY (30) to SIXTY (60) years of imprisonment, which was imposed to run consecutively from his TWO (2) consecutive LIFE SENTENCES. Go figure?

"DEBRA 'BLACK GAIL' THOMAS"

     Was a rebuttal witness for the prosecution, who gave her statement to investigating police during the middle of the trial which she was in attendance of daily from the beginning of the jury selection. Her trial testimony was that:

     "One evening while the trial was still in commencement, she was visiting the residence of "Judith Jackson" inside of the Richard Allen Homes Projects which "Isaiah 'Button' Givens" had made a collect call to after court from the county prison to speak with Ms. Jackson. That during that specific telephone conversation which he had with Ms. Jackson, she (Debra 'Black Gail' Thomas) had a chance to speak with "Isaiah 'Button' Givens" as well. That, "Isaiah 'Button' Givens" requested that she speak with her daughter-father (Otto Green) and ask him not to testify against him (Isaiah 'Button' Givens) and he (Isaiah 'Button' Givens) would buy her daughter-father a car. That on August 26, 1982, she was standing on the corner of 12th & Parrish Streets, flirting with the driver of cars which were headed in a southernly direction down 12th Street, and seen "Isaiah 'Button' Givens" come out of the residence of "Judith Jackson" and get into his car, start it and just sit in it. That about five (5) minutes later, she seen three (3) males come running out of Richard Allen Homes Projects with guns in their hands and jump into "Isaiah 'Button' Givens" car, and he drove off in a fast pace."

HOWEVER......

     Although "Otto Green" who was wounded during the shooting never testified at the trial of "Isaiah 'Button' Givens", his statement to police on August 26, 1982, was that, "he did not see who was doing the shooting, and that "Leroy Keeys" informed him that it was 'Button' and others. "Otto Green" testimony pursuant to his statement would not have been permitted because it was hearsay, which "Isaiah 'Button' Givens" was already aware of prior to the start of trial, based upon the advice of his trial counsel at that time. Furthermore, "Leroy Keeys" statement to the police on August 26, 1982, after being shot in the head later that evening after the initial shooting, was that, "someone told him that it was 'Buttons' and them who did the shooting".

     It should be noted that, during cross-examination of "Debra 'Black Gail' Thomas", she acknowledged during her trial testimony that she knew "Tyrina Thompson" another witness for the prosecution, and that she did not see "Tyrina Thompson" sitting on a bike on the corner of 12th & Parrish Street talking to a male or get knocked down by "Isaiah 'Button' Givens" or anyone else with a gun in their hand while at that corner, and nothing was obstructing her vision from seeing all four (4) corners of that intersection.

     At the time of "Isaiah 'Button' Givens" trial, what was not known and has recently became available was that, "Debra 'Black Gail' Thomas" had either testified and/or provided information in regards to murder cases which occurred in and around Richard Allen Homes Projects since 1975 for the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office and Assistant District Attorney Roger E. King, and that she even testified in murder trials after "Isaiah 'Button' Givens" trial was over with, which made her to be, "A PROFESSIONALLY PAID WITNESS FOR THE PHILADELPHIA DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE & ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEY ROGER E. KING!"

     "Debra 'Black Gail' Thomas" testified and/or gave information which she helped to obtain convictions in the following named individuals cases which occurred either in or around Richard Allen Homes Projects, which are as follows:

  •      Commonwealth vs. Douglas (Douggie) Hollis-(1975) 1st Degree Murder
  •      Commonwealth vs. Michael (Ski) Sullivan-(1975) 1st Degree Murder
  •      Commonwealth vs. Mark (Wiz) Robinson-(1981) 1st Degree Murder
  •      Commonwealth vs. Steven (Muti) Ivory-(1981) 1st Degree Murder
  •      Commonwealth vs. Richard (Rich) Phelps-(1981) 1st Degree Murder
  •      Commonwealth vs. William Elliott-(1983) 3rd Degree Murder
  •      Commonwealth vs. Isaiah (Button) Givens-(1983) 1st Degree Murder
  •      Commonwealth vs. Portie A. (Beyat) Robertson-(1983) 1st Degree Murder
  •      Commonwealth vs. Damon Jones-(1983) 1st Degree Murder
  •      Commonwealth vs. Derrick D. Fountroy-(1985) 1st Degree Murder

     Does it not behooves the mind how "Debra 'Black Gail' Thomas" so happened to have been in the right place at the right time to witness and/or have information in regards to murders which happened inside or around Richard Allen Homes Projects?

     "Debra 'Black Gail' Thomas has a lengthy arrest record by the Philadelphia Police Department, ranging from Aggravated Assaults, Simple Assaults, Resisting Arrest, Robberys, Theft of Unlawful Taking, Reckless Endangering Another Person, Possession of Instrument of Crime-Weapon, Prohibited Offense-Weapon, Theft-Receiving Stolen Property, Conspiracy, Knowingly in Possession of Controlled Substance, Manufacturing-Delivering-Possession with Intent To Manufacture and Deliver Controlled Substance, a charge in which she given a negotiated plea of guilt to by the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office on September 12, 1997, which was found inside of her residence inside of the Richard Allen Homes Projects, which was a violation of the terms of her lease agreement. (See: Exhibit 4-A @ Page 6)

     In 1988, the United States Congress passed the "Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988, B 5122, 102 Stat. 4301, 42 U.S.C. B 11901(3) (1994 Ed. Amended), which reads:

     "That each public housing agency shall utilize leases which....provides that any criminal activity that threatens the health, safety, or right to peaceful enjoyment of the premises by other tenants or any drug-related criminal activity on or off such premises, engaged in by a public housing tenant, any member of the tenant's household, or any guess or other person under the tenant's control, shall be cause for termination of tenancy." (See 42 U.S.C. B 1437d(1)(6) (1994 ed., Supp V)., Also See: 24 CFR B 966.4(f)(12)(i) (2002); and Department of Housing And Urban Development vs. Pearlie Rucker, et al., 122 United States Supreme Court Reporter (S.Ct.) 1230 at Page 1232 (2002)."

     The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regulations administering B 1437d(1)(6) requires lease terms authorizing evictions in those circumstances such as the December 12, 1993 arrest and the September 12, 1997 negotiated guilty plea entered into by "Debra 'Black Gail' Thomas" in regards to being arrested inside of her Philadelphia Housing Authority Unit inside of Richard Allen Homes Projects, for not just having drugs inside of her housing authority unit, but, she pled guilty to manufacturing and delivering a controlled substance, meaning that she was using her public housing unit to make, package, deliver and sell drugs out of her Philadelphia Housing Authority Unit, and no eviction proceedings were instituted against the lease holder "Debra 'Black Gail' Thomas" for being arrested on December 12, 1993, by the Philadelphia Housing Authority Officials. Why not? How come? Did the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office, aka Assistant District Attorney Roger E. King intercede in behalf of "Debra 'Black Gail' Thomas"?

     Why did it take the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office forty-five months to formally sentence "Debra 'Black Gail' Thomas" once she was allowed to plead guilty to a negotiated plea of guilt for her drug conviction for manufacturing, delivering, possession with intent to manufacture and deliver a controlled substance? Okay, let's give the Philadelphia Housing Authority Administration the benefit of the doubt. "Debra 'Black Gail' Thomas was arrested on December 12, 1993 for having a large quantity of drugs in her Richard Allen Homes Projects Unit. Therefore, at that time she was to be considered innocent until proven guilty. So, it can be seen and/or understood that at that time, the Philadelphia Housing Authority was instituting the democracy in which every citizen of this United States is afforded. But, once "Debra 'Black Gail' Thoms" pled guilty to a negotiated plea to the charges of manufacturing and distribution of drugs found inside of her unit inside of Richard Allen Homes Projects in which she is the lease holder of and was formally sentenced by Common Pleas Judge Hamlin Bennett on September 12, 1997. What happened?

     Evenmoreso, in 1998 or 1999 "Debra 'Black Gail' Thomas" youngest son "Bruce 'Boo-Boo' Frazier, Jr." did commit a murder upon a resident of Richard Allen Homes Projects inside of the 800 block of Jessup Place inside of Richard Allen Homes Projects. "Bruce 'Boo-Boo' Frazier, Jr." was subsequently found guilty of first (1st) degree murder after turning down a negotiated plea of guilt of fifteen (15) to thirty (30) years of imprisonment for a third (3rd) degree murder conviction offered to him by the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office, and he was formally sentenced to life imprisonment. This was a 'drug related' murder of jealousy and envy committed by the youngest son of "Debra 'Black Gail' Thomas" who figured that he was above the law because of his mother's affiliation with the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office.

     Nevertheless, "Debra 'Black Gail' Thomas" was able to elude any procedures instituted against her by the Philadelphia Housing Authority Officials, in which the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development regulations authorizing local public housing authorities to evict for drug-related activity. This includes any member of the tenant's household, or any guest or other person under the tenant's control shall be cause for termination of tenancy.

     However, "Debra 'Black Gail' Thomas" presented a notarized letter to Philadelphia Housing Authority Officials, stating that her youngest son "Bruce 'Boo-Boo' Frazier, Jr.", did not reside with her at her public housing residence. That alone should not have made any difference. Eviction proceedings still should have been instituted against "Debra 'Black Gail' Thomas" because the requirement by HUD by its plain language of the statue that each public housing authority shall utilize leases which provide that any drug-related criminal activity on or off such premises engaged....by any guest or other person under the tenants control shall be cause for termination of tenancy. Let's say for example that "Bruce 'Boo-Boo' Frazier" was merely visiting the grounds of Richard Allen Homes Projects when he committed the murder. He was therefore a guest of his mother's upon such federal grounds of "Debra 'Black Gail' Thomas", and therefore, "under the control of the tenant "Debra 'Black Gail' Thomas", thereby the murder by her son was cause for termination of tenancy because "he was a guest and a person under the tenant's control."

     Majority of "Debra 'Black Gail' Thomas" life span, she has been a vicious substance abuser and paid informant for the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office. There are sworn affidavits enlisted as Exhibits 4-B.

     "of individuals whom know her and whom she had testified against. It should be further noted that, a majority of "Debra 'Black Gail' Thomas" family members have testified in murder trials for the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office. Her mother "Rebecca Harvey" (Who should have been charged as an accessory in the attempted robbery and murder of Sook Ja Yu on January 2, 1981) testified in the trial of "Mark 'Wiz' Robinson" and co-defendants, whom her son "Joseph 'Jo-Jo' Thomas" was also a co-defendant of, as well as the Philadelphia District Attorney's Chief Witness, who was allowed to plead guilty to a negotiated plea of guilt to third (3rd) degree murder, in which he served less than one (1) year of imprisonment for his cooperation as well as "Debra 'Black Gail' Thomas" testimony at said trials. Although, "Joseph 'Jo-Jo' Thomas" has recently recanted his trial testimony in the case of "Commonwealth vs. Steven 'Muti' Ivory". (See:  Exhibit 4-C)

     "Debra 'Black Gail' Thomas" has done nothing more than manipulate the system of justice for her own gain, bullied and assaulted tenants of the Richard Allen Homes Projects with a license to do so by the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office by the proof of her criminal police history at Exhibit 4-A.

     For example, on page six (6) of Exhibit 4-A, "Debra 'Black Gail' Thomas" was sentenced on September 12, 1997 to a term of one (1) to two (2) years imprisonment for manufacturing drugs, which she plead guilty to. On page seven (7) of Exhibit 4-A, she was arrested on August 20, 1997 for aggravated assault, possession of instrument of crime, terroristic threats, simple assault and recklessly endangering another person, in which she was found guilty of Simple Assault and sentenced to a term of imprisonment of one (1) to two (2) years on April 15, 1998.

     What is so particular is that, the drug conviction and sentence of one (1) to two (2) years of imprisonment was on September 12, 1997, in which "Debra 'Black Gail' Thomas" should have been in a state correctional facility, which she wasn't, because if she was, then her minimum date for release from the drug case, would have been on or about September 9, 1997 from a state correctional institute. But no!!! "Debra 'Black Gail' Thoams" was on the streets of Philadelphia, mainly inside of Richard Allen Homes Projects, where she assaulted another female which she was arrested for on August 20, 1997, when she was suppose to have been in jail. However, "Debra 'Black Gail' Thomas" has never served any time in a state correctional institution for women in Pennsylvania ever!! She has never served one (1) year sentences in any county prison in Philadelphia.

     Time has come to stop allowing for "Debra 'Black Gail' Thomas" to reign her terror over the residents of Richard Allen Homes Projects at the behest of the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office, and lie on young men and ruin their lives to further her drug selling and bullying because of her connections in the Philadelphia Housing Authority Officials to act in accordance with their fiduciary duties as public officials of the federal government and enforce policies and procedures enacted by Congress to instill a peaceful quality of life for its public housing residence by eradicating "Debra 'Black Gail' Thomas" from its mist.

     Furthermore, "Tyrina Thompson" who was a witness for the prosecution at the trial of "Isaiah 'Button' Givens" testified that she knew "Debra 'Black Gail' Thomas" and did not see her standing on the corner of 12th & Parrish Street on August 26, 1982 flirting with the driver of cars headed in a southernly direction. That there was nothing on either of the corners of 12th & Parrish Streets which would have obscured her vision from seeing all four corners of the intersection.

     Needless to say that, "Debra 'Black Gail' Thomas" lied on "Isaiah 'Button' Givens" at his trial, and falsely accused him to help obtain the string of unjustly convictions which she had already obtained notches upon her belt for helping to obtain for the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office & Assistant District Attorney Roger E. King. "Isaiah 'Button' Givens" is an innocent man, who has been falsely accused and unjustly convicted by the likes of individuals such as "Debra 'Black Gail' Thomas".

     DEBRA "BLACK GAIL" THOMAS EXHIBITS

      On page six (6) of Debra 'Black Gail' Thomas "Court History" i.e., "Criminal Record", under her alias name of "Gail Thomas", it reads that, on December 12, 1993, she was arrested by the Philadelphia Police Department inside of her public housing unit inside of Richard Allen Homes Project, after drugs were found inside of her public housing unit, which she subsequently plead guilty to the charges of "Manufacturing, Delivering, Possession with Intent to Manufacture and Deliver Controlled Substance (Illegal Drugs). (See:  Exhibit "Debra 'Black Gail' Thomas A.K.A. Gail Thomas Official Court History of Philadelphia Judicial System)

     There are two (2) questions which every inquiring mind would like to know, which are:

1.  If Debra 'Black Gail' was arrested on December 12, 1993, for drugs found in her public housing unit by Philadelphia Police, which she made bail upon immediately concerning, then why did it take the District Attorney's Office of Philadelphia, some forty-three (43) months or three (3) years and nine (9) months after her arrest, until September 12, 1997, to dispose of this criminal matter, when Pennsylvania Laws specifically state that, "A defendant must be brought to trial in 365 days after an arrest?"

2.  With "Drug Dealers" increasingly imposing a reign of terror on public and other federally assisted low-income housing tenants, the United States Congress passed the "Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988", known in law circles as 42 U.S.C. 1190(3), or the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Regulations Administering Rule 1437(1)(6), which provides that:

"....any criminal activity that threatens the health, safety, or right to peaceful enjoyment of the premises by other tenants or drug-related criminal activity on or off such premises, engaged in by a public housing tenant, any member of the tenant's household, or any guest or other person under the tenant's control,.....requires lease terms authorizing evictions in these circumstances." (See: Exhibit Page 1232, Footnote #2, HUD vs. Rucker, 122 U.S. Supreme Court 1230 (2002)

     Debra 'Black Gail' Thomas, PLEAD GUILTY pursuant to DRUG'S being found in her public housing unit inside of Richard Allen Homes Project on December 12, 1993, and therefore, not just her arrest, but her PLEA OF GUILT to the illegal drugs being found in her public housing unit by Philadelphia Police, required Philadephia Housing Authority Official's to evict Debra 'Black Gail' Thomas from her public housing unit and public housing all together under the above circumstances.

     Guess where Debra 'Black Gail' Thomas lives at today, still as a public housing tenant? Inside of the "New Richard Allen Homes still!!! Even with her oldest son being convicted as a "Drug Dealer", just as she was convicted as a "Drug Dealer", and even with her youngest son, Bruce Frazier, Jr., being found guilty of first (1st) degree murder, for killing another young male in one of the courtyars of Richard Allen Homes Project over jealousy. Was her oldest and youngest son's not under her control while on the grounds of the public housing projects which she was/is a tenant of at the time of their criminal activiites? Shouldn't Debra 'Black Gail' Thomas been evicted under these circumstances? The $64,000 question is, "Why Wasn't She?" (See: Exhibit "Debra 'Black Gail' Thomas Court History" i.e. "Criminal Record")

     Since January 30, 1975, Debra 'Black Gail' Thomas lengthy criminal record shows that she has been arrested for the crimes as follows:

  • 7 times for ROBBERY
  • 8 times for AGGRAVATED ASSAULT
  • 12 times for SIMPLE ASSAULT
  • 1 time for RESISTING ARREST
  • 6 times for THEFT UNLAWFUL TAKING
  • 6 times for THEFT-RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY
  • 8 times for RECKLESSLY ENDANGERING ANOTHER PERSON
  • 10 times for POSSESSION OF INSTRUMENT OF CRIME (WEAPON)
  • 6 times for CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY
  • 1 time for CARRYING FIREARMS WITHOUT A LICENSE
  • 1 time for CARRYING FIREARMS IN PUBLIC STREET OR PLACE
  • 2 times for PROHIBITED WEAPON OFFENSE
  • 1 time for KNOWINGLY POSSESSING CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE
  • 1 time for MANUFACTURING, DELIVERING, POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO MANUFACTURE AND DELIVER  A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE
  • 1 time for ATTEMPTED THEFT-UNLAWFUL TAKING
  • 1 time for TERRORISTIC THREATS

     On September 25, 1986, Debra 'Black Gail' Thomas was arrested by the Philadelphia Police and charged with, Robbery, Theft Unlawful Taking, Theft Receiving Stolen Property, Aggravated Assault, Simple Assault, Possession of Instrument of Crime Weapon and Terroristic Threats while on probation.

     On Monday, October 27, 1986, while at a preliminary hearing pursuant to the above charges before a Municipal Court Judge at the Municipal Court of Philadelphia Divisional Police Court at 11th and Winter Streets in the city of Philadelphia, Debra 'Black Gail' Thomas was held for trial on all of the above charges.

     However, when the Municipal Judge began to impose a detainer upon Debra 'Black Gail' Thomas for violating another judges probation and impose a bail of $5,000 upon her for her current charges, her Public Defender presented an order from her violation judge removing any detainer which may have been imposed upon her for her present arrest at that time, and the prosecutor informed the court at that time, "The Commonwealth (District Attorney's Office of Philadelphia) had no objection to a detainer not being lodged against Debra 'Black Gail' Thomas and that she not be detained at all, because she was a witness to a murder." This was over three (3) years after her testimony at Isaiah 'Button' Givens and co-defendant's trial where she gave false testimony at. Therefore, this was in regards to another homicide case after Isaiah 'Button' Givens trial. (See: Exhibit "Official Transcript of Commonwealth vs. Gail Thomas, dated Monday, October 27, 1986, which she pled guilty to Simple Assault and received a term of 2 years probation concerning.)

     See the Affidavit/Declaration of some of the young men whom Debra 'Black Gail' assisted the District Attorney's Office in obtaining convictions in regards to homicides which happened in or around the Richard Allen Homes Projects, which she just happened to have witnessed, and which she testified for the District Attorney's Office at their trials as a prosecution witness. (See Exhibit "Affidavits/Declarations)

     On April 9, 1996, Debra 'Black Gail' Thomas, appeared at the office of one (1) of Isaiah 'Button' Givens co-defendant's attorney's, and gave a sworn statement voluntarily, in which she swore that no threats or promises were made to her for the statement which she admitted to LYING at the trial of Isaiah 'Button' Givens and his co-defendant's in regards to her sworn testimony at their trial. (See Exhibit Debra 'Black Gail' Thomas Recant Statement of April 6, 1996)

     It should be noted that Debra 'Black Gail' Thomas criminal court history or the fact that she was a Professional Witness for the District Attorney's Office of Philadelphia, was not known before, during or after the trial of Isaiah 'Button' Givens and his co-defendant's, and all of these facts has just recently become learned. Further investigation is needed to make a full presentation before a court of law which would permit Isaiah 'Button' Givens to go back into court under Newly-After Discovery Evidence pursuant to 42 Pa.C.S. 9545(b).

THE EVIDENCE FOR THIS PAGE IS ON THE FIRST PAGE WITH DEBORAH JONES