♪Evgeny Kissin & Karajan Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto nº1

C’mon gotta luv the hair – the Prodigy Evgeny Kissin at tender age of 17!♥

1988, december, with Herbert von Karajan at the Berliner Philharmoniker

Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1 In B Flat Minor, Op.23 – 1. Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso – Allegro con spirito (B flat minor → B flat major)
Andantino semplice — Prestissimo (D flat major)
Allegro con fuoco (B flat minor → B flat major)

 

Carnegie Hall Opening Night 1995. Tchaikocsky: Piano Concerto No.1 piano Evgeny Kissin, Conductor: Seiji Ozawa, Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Clemency for Timothy Tyler, life for a nonviolent drug offense

Clemency for Timothy Tyler, life for a nonviolent drug offense
  • Petitioning President of the United States
    1. Carrie Tyler
    2. Petition by Carrie Tyler Las Vegas, NV

My brother Timothy Tyler was just 25 years old when he was sentenced to die in prison for a nonviolent drug offense. He’s watched murderers and rapists leave prison while he has no chance of ever leaving. He is now 45 years old and I want to bring him home.

Timothy was a young Grateful Dead fan, who in May of 1992, sold pot and LSD to a friend who turned out to be a police informant. He had never been to prison before, but a judge was forced to give him double life without the possiblity of parolebecause of two prior drug convictions — even though both those convictions resulted in probation.

Life without the possibility of parole means my brother will never have a chance to live outside of prison walls. It’s effectively a death sentence.

Tim made mistakes when he was young, but after 22 years in prison, he has more than paid his debt to society. He is not a threat to anyone. He wasn’t given a chance to get clean and sober to think about the damage he was doing to his life. They locked him up and threw away the key.

But there’s hope. 

In December, President Obama granted clemency to 8 nonviolent drug offenders who were serving mandatory sentences for crack cocaine. And the Department of Justice recently asked for Bar Associations throughout the country to send them more clemency petitions for nonviolent drug offenders.

It costs $25,000 per year to keep my non-violent brother in prison for a mistake he made more than 20 years ago.  So far, that is over half a million dollars.  Not only is that not justice, but it’s a waste of money.

I need your help to show them that Americans think Timothy has paid his debt to society and shouldn’t be housed in a cage at the expense of taxpayers anymore. He should be granted clemency. 

 

To:
President of the United States
Clemency for Timothy Tyler

I’m writing you today to ask that you grant clemency to Timothy Tyler, who is serving life without the possibility of parole for a nonviolent drug offense.

Incarcerating Timothy Tyler costs taxpayers $25,000 per year for mistakes he made more than 20 years ago. So far, that is over half a million dollars.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

News

  1. Kickstarter campaign for documentary featuring Tim Tyler

    Carrie Tyler

    Petition Organizer

    Thank you for your recent support in our continuing efforts to obtain clemency for Timothy Tyler. So far over 357,000 people have made their voices heard by signing Tim’s petition on Change.org!

    Lee Editorial is producing a documentary about mandatory minimum life sentences without parole, and will prominently feature Tim’s story. This is the same production company that created Tim’s website, in addition to producing the existing short promo video introducing Tim’s story.

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1988935292/locked-up-mandatory-life-without-parole

    There are currently over 2,000 individuals serving LIFE SENTENCES WITHOUT PAROLE for drug offenses in this country! Please take a look at this important project and consider getting involved if this is an issue that is close to your heart. Your continued support can help raise awareness and will give a voice to all those individuals and to their families who are living day by day with little or no hope.

    Thank you!

  2. Reached 300,000 signatures
  3. Thank you for supporting Tim! http://www.freetimtyler.com

    Carrie Tyler

    Petition Organizer

    Hello friends,

    Thank you for supporting my cause to try to get clemency for my brother, Timothy Tyler #99672-012 USP Canaan. Please share the petition as much as you can.

    We have created a website for Tim: http://www.freetimtyler.com
    Please check it out.

    Here’s a youtube video with some photos of Tim in it. It’s 10 minutes long.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bfg3jyKAtWE

    Follow Tim’s Twitter page:
    https://twitter.com/FreedomforTim

    This is Tim’s facebook page:
    https://www.facebook.com/FreeTimTyler
    Tim does not actually have access to the Internet, but through social media, much change is possible.

    Thanks so much again! Not Fade Away.
    God Bless!

    Carrie

    Free Tim Tyler

    Tim Tyler was a Deadhead in the early 90s and followed the Grateful Dead for about 5 years. In 1993 at age 24, he was arrested and convicted for selling LSD and sentenced to an unbelievable mandatory life WITHOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF PAROLE. He has spent the last 20 years in Federal Prison.

  4. Reached 2,000 signatures

Supporters

2 life sentences? The courts believe in reincarnation? What a farce, Tim Tyler is a VICTIM of the prison industrial complex. It’s a business, prisons make billions every year, paid by our corrupt gov’t. It’s so lucrative they even include the revenue as part of the national GDP! WTF?

http://www.change.org/petitions/my-brother-was-sentenced-to-life-without-parole-for-a-nonviolent-drug-offense