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Rapid Response Alert - Bronx, NY

MOBB United for Social Change demands justice for Pedro Hernandez: DA Clark - do not let this be another Kalief Browder.


Background: M.O.B.B. United for Social Change demands justice for 18 year old Pedro Hernandez.  Pedro Hernandez who has been in jail since 2015, accused of a crime which he and multiple witnesses say he did not commit, is being deprived of his right to a speedy trial.  Hernandez is accused of shooting another teen in the leg. The injured teen, himself, has said that Hernandez did not shoot him.  Rather than being pressured into a plea bargain, by the Bronx DA who continues to prosecute him, Hernandez is awaiting his day in court to prove his innocence.  He is being wrongfully prosecuted and is in jeopardy of losing a college scholarship if he remains in jail at Rikers Island.

M.O.B.B. United for Social Change is sensitive to the similarities of this case to Kalief Browder, who was held at Rikers Island for 3 years without trial for a crime he did not commit.  We do not want Pedro Hernandez to suffer the same fate as Kalief Browder and we demand that the district attorney's office move expeditiously to give Hernandez his right to a speedy trial.

Contact the following Bronx District Attorney Office officials and let them know that you would like to see justice for Pedro Hernandez.

District Attorney
Darcel D. Clark
(718) 590-2272

Community Affairs Director
Barbara Robles-Gonzalez
(718) 590-2272


Here are talking points for a conversation with Bronx DA representatives:

  • My name is  _____________________  I'm calling from MOBB United for Social Change
  • MOBB United has brought together over 177,000 concerned mothers who want to change the perceptions of black men and black boys and impact policies that negatively affect our sons - black boys and black men.
  • I am calling to urge the District Attorney's office to do their job and ensure that an innocent teenager - Pedro Hernandez - isn't excessively detained in prison.
  • Having already offered a non-jail plea deal months ago, District Attorney Clark could have argued to the judge for his release or at least to have the bail released to $0.
  • Pedro Hernandez' life is on hold and future plans have been derailed.  The longer he stays in jail without a trial, the more he is at risk and in jeopardy.




M.O.B.B. United for Social Change, Inc. is a nationwide coalition of moms who are dedicated to making the world a safer place for Black boys and men by eradicating harassment, brutality and unwarranted use of deadly force by law enforcement against our sons. The group was born out of frustration over the deaths of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile in Minnesota and numerous other innocent Black boys and men killed by police before and after them. It has grown into a mobilized force of moms determined to make a difference. We aim to influence both policy and perception that impact how Black boys and men are treated by law enforcement.