George Alan Kelly, the rancher from Arizona who allegedly shot an illegal immigrant trespassing on his property. He was then locked up and held in jail while the local “law enforcement” authorities that let illegals trespass on his property but then arrested him for (allegedly) defending it, demanded $1 million in bail money for his release.
Thanks to the generosity of those who found his GiveSendGo page, Mr. Kelly was able to raise enough to post bail and get out of jail until the hearing begins. The GiveSendGo fundraiser says:
GEORGE ALAN KELLY is a 73-year-old rancher that lives in Nogales, AZ, on the border of Mexico. He has been trying to protect his family and ranch from illegal aliens, that have REPEATEDLY TRESPASSED and HARRASSED him. He allegedly shot and killed a trespasser. HE IS THE ONE SITTING IN JAIL THIS MORNING! Not the illegal aliens. He is being held on $1,000,000.00 bail.
It is a tragedy that a simple farmer, who should be protected by the government has been abandoned and must defend himself. The government’s decision to open the borders caused this and the government now wishes to persecute him. They are holding this 73-year-old farmer on $1,000,000.00 bail, which anyone can see is purely political. His wife is there by herself with nobody to protect her, the livestock, or the ranch,
100% of this money will be used to release George from jail.
RELEASE GEORGE ALAN KELLY FROM JAIL!!
GOFUNDME has taken down all fundraising sites for George. I chose GiveSendGo as they allow freedom of speech
Additionally, Mr. Kelly’s wife had pleaded for help, saying “My name is Wanda Correll Kelly. George Alan Kelly (I call him “Alan”) is my husband of 52 years. Alan is a man devoted to his family, animals, and home. In his 74 years, he has been an upstanding member of his community and, more importantly, a rock to our family. He is a humble person with simple needs. He likes socks. He is an animal lover. He has two dogs. One named Hound (“Wolf-Hound”) and the other named Bear (“Bear-Colt”). He has a 29 year old horse named Sonny. He cried when our cat, Monkey, had to be put down five months ago. Alan and I are living a nightmare. He has been accused of a serious crime, and he is innocent. We are private people and are horrified about some of things being said about him in the media. We need funds for his legal defense and other related expenses that have arisen as a result of this terrible situation. Please help Alan come back home. “
Those pleas for help led to many donations, enough to allow him to post bail, and an update was added to the GiveSendGo page on the 23rd, when Mr. Kelly was released. That update said “George and Wanda Kelly are so grateful for all your support and donations. When we come together and stand up for what is right we MAKE a difference! They still have a long road ahead of them. Please continue to support George. ”
Also helping Mr. Kelly get out of jail on bond is that the judge in the case, Judge Emilio Velasquez, though he upheld the $1 million bond amount, agreed to convert it from cash to surety.
Unfortunately, however, the court system allows the illegals to testify against a citizen and the incentive structure is biased against Mr. Kelly, as Fox News Digital reported, saying:
But the defense contends Kelly only fired “warning shots” into the air earlier that day after spotting a group of armed men moving through trees by his home on the ranch. A defense filing alleges one of the armed men “pointed an AK-47 right at” Kelly, who called a Border Patrol ranch liaison multiple times that fateful day. Prosecutors claim the group was not armed.
Larkin told the courtroom Wednesday that there’s a “very large incentive structure for people to come forward and to have claimed to have been witnesses,” noting the expectation of immigration benefits, as well as “pressure from traffickers who have an interest in blaming this event on Mr. Kelly.”
So, though he’s out of jail, the perverse incentives of our legal system might put him back in prison.
Featured image credit: Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office
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