Santra Rucker was a cute around the way girl. She had the hottest labels and freshest hairstyles. She did not have to worry about money,she dated a baller. Santra dated a drug dealer,Darryl Glen Riley.She herself, did not sell drugs. She however, was in love with a man who gave her the best of everything. Riley, was a well know street hustler.However, people did come to his house for business deals. She is in prison because of her love for a drug dealer.
Santra Rucker is in prison for 390 years because of her association with her boyfriend. The sentence was so extreme that Santra did not believe it herself. She has tried everything and nothing has worked.She is still in Club Fed.
Convicted and left to rot behind prison walls. Why would she face time? The truth is,you don’t have to sell drugs. Yes, If your man is a pusher and he cohabitates with you, you selling drugs to in the eyes of the law. The sad thing is that babies are also innocent victims in a drug raid. DSS will make you work like hell to get those babies, back. I know women in my neighborhood, that are going through this struggle today. The man has been in prison for years and DSS still does follow ups to check on their parenting skills. A girl that works at DSS told me she had no sympathy for a woman who chooses a man over her kids. I told her, if she has been in that life, you wouldn’t see it that way. I told her that you can be in love with the money and become Ray Charles to the shit. Santra loved the money.Let’s be honest, drug dealers are treated like reverends, in communities by some.However, she was not a dealer, unfortunately that is not how it’s works.You know whats happening in that house.If the police come, during a drug bust,everyone goes down. Santra found this out the hard way.
People have protested and shown support. I know Alicia Keys and others have sent Santra Rucker letters. Alicia’s Grammy Award winning video for “Fallen” video was inspired by Santra Rucker’s case.
Serial Killers don’t get 300 years for murder. Santra was railroaded and forgotten. The government made her example. She fell in love, with the game. The game does not love you back. The hustle is real, but greed is the motivation.
If she could do it all over again, I am sure things would be different.I am sure she would have stayed away from this life. It’s gifts,and money and power. None of this lasts forever. Santra will never see freedom, and she was in the wrong place at the wrong time. The court gave her 12 Life Sentences. She has spoken to 150 politicians. This woman should be home.This is simply ridiculous. I believe if you do the crime;Do the time! However, she fell in love with the wrong man. What would happen if everyone that dated a drug dealer was given 390 years in prison? Would you be reading this now?
We have to get this woman out of prison…real talk. messymandella
November 13th, 2012
We have to get Santra Rucker out of prison.
It has to happen.
We could start a petition, or rant and rave, but we need action.
The system is hard to crack.
There are non-profit organizations that will help provide legal support for those in need.
I am going to send some letters to different organizations.
I am hoping that we can come together and release her from “The Belly Of The Beast.”
390 Years is mental and physical Slavery.
This woman is on my mind every day…
These attorneys recieved letters and if you can think of anyone else please contact me as soon as you can.
I have to believe these letters will help Santra. I hope someone finally listens and corrects this injustice and overturns her conviction.—
Messymandella—-Update on Santra Rucker—–May 6th, 2013
I will contact 150 more people before June 1st. Please help bring this Sista’ home!
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