In May of 2010, Browder was a 16-year-old tenth grader, walking home on Arthur Avenue in the Bronx after a party. “This guy comes out of nowhere and says I robbed him. And the next thing I know they are putting cuffs on me. I don’t know this dude. And I do over three years for something I didn’t do.”
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It is crazy to see how quickly you freedom can be snatched from you for no valid reason. If he had a family that was well off and could afford a good lawyer this would have never happened.