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Spend your Friday night watching #TargetOfOpportunity and do some research to decide for yourself. Was Dusty a target of...
06/05/2020

Spend your Friday night watching #TargetOfOpportunity and do some research to decide for yourself. Was Dusty a target of opportunity?
Watch on iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play.

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Wrongful convictions must stop!Click here to find links to other wrongfully convicted cases: https://bit.ly/2M6F3So#Near...
06/04/2020

Wrongful convictions must stop!
Click here to find links to other wrongfully convicted cases: https://bit.ly/2M6F3So

#NearGeniusFilms #TargetOfOpportunity #Documentary #WrongfullyConvicted #Advocate

Learn the story of a young U.S. Navy Seal who was wrongfully convicted  and sentenced to 82 years in prison. Watch Targe...
06/03/2020

Learn the story of a young U.S. Navy Seal who was wrongfully convicted and sentenced to 82 years in prison. Watch Target of Opportunity on iTunes, Amazon, or Google Play.

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Watch the trailer to #TargetOfOpportunity here to see what you're in for: https://vimeo.com/160303542 #NearGeniusFilms #...
06/02/2020

Watch the trailer to #TargetOfOpportunity here to see what you're in for: https://vimeo.com/160303542

#NearGeniusFilms #Documentary #WrongfullyConvicted #Advocate

Target of Opportunity is available to download on iTunes, Amazon, and Google PlayVisit the website for direct links: htt...
06/01/2020

Target of Opportunity is available to download on iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play
Visit the website for direct links: http://www.neargeniusfilms.com/

#NearGeniusFilms #TargetOfOpportunity #Documentary #WrongfullyConvicted #Advocate

Leadership is influence. Never forget that. #Leadership #Life #SundayQuote
05/31/2020

Leadership is influence. Never forget that.

#Leadership #Life #SundayQuote

JD Leete questions everything that was reported at the time of this troubling murder case: motive; opportunity; and mean...
05/29/2020

JD Leete questions everything that was reported at the time of this troubling murder case: motive; opportunity; and means of committing the alleged crime of abduction.
Learn more about the case and where to watch #TargetOfOpportunity here: http://www.neargeniusfilms.com/

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Do you want to be an advocate for #DustyTurner?Help us get to 5,000 signatures on this petition to free Dusty Turner: ht...
05/28/2020

Do you want to be an advocate for #DustyTurner?
Help us get to 5,000 signatures on this petition to free Dusty Turner: https://bit.ly/3ev41qZ

#NearGeniusFilms #TargetOfOpportunity #Documentary #WrongfullyConvicted #Advocate

"This is a case that has haunted me for over a decade now. There are so many holes and questions about this trial and th...
05/27/2020

"This is a case that has haunted me for over a decade now. There are so many holes and questions about this trial and the supposed evidence that was presented at trial, it will drive you insane..."
-Raven ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Watch the full documentary and read more reviews on #AmazonPrimeVideo
👉https://amzn.to/36jV0yc

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"It is too easy to convict an innocent person." -John GrishamClick to read a #LosAngelesTimes article on 8 reasons for A...
05/26/2020

"It is too easy to convict an innocent person." -John Grisham

Click to read a #LosAngelesTimes article on 8 reasons for America's shameful number of wrongful convictions: https://lat.ms/2TrVhcS

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#DidYouKnowOne study estimated that up to 10,000 people may be wrongfully convicted of serious crimes each year. Another...
05/25/2020

#DidYouKnow
One study estimated that up to 10,000 people may be wrongfully convicted of serious crimes each year.
Another study estimated that 4.1% of inmates awaiting execution on death row in the United States are innocent, and that AT LEAST 340 innocent people may have been executed since 1973.

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There's no better time than now to ... #CarpeDiem!
05/24/2020

There's no better time than now to ... #CarpeDiem!

On the night of June 18, Dustin Turner and Billy Joe Brown went to a nightclub to celebrate and met a young woman named ...
05/22/2020

On the night of June 18, Dustin Turner and Billy Joe Brown went to a nightclub to celebrate and met a young woman named Jennifer Evans. They were the last two people to see her alive. Through eye witness reports, evidence and testimony, the truth begins to emerge, or does it?

Watch the #Documentary on either #iTunes or #AmazonPrimeVideo and let me know what you think.

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#TargetOfOpportunity is a tragic miscarriage of justice against a brave and dedicated young man who was willing to give ...
05/21/2020

#TargetOfOpportunity is a tragic miscarriage of justice against a brave and dedicated young man who was willing to give his life in defense of his country as a member of the most elite fighting force in the world.
If you're interested in learning more about the story, click the link below.
👉https://www.targetofopportunitythemovie.com/story/

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"An extraordinary documentary of the truth."Target of Opportunity: The US Navy SEALs and the murder of Jennifer Evans is...
05/20/2020

"An extraordinary documentary of the truth."
Target of Opportunity: The US Navy SEALs and the murder of Jennifer Evans is the mind bending documentary made by former Navy Chief and SpecWar operator JD Leete.

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For those of you who are new followers, you may be wondering who we are.#NearGeniusFilms is an independent film producti...
05/19/2020

For those of you who are new followers, you may be wondering who we are.
#NearGeniusFilms is an independent film production company. We seek and tell the stories main stream studios will never tell.

Visit our website to learn more. 👉 http://www.neargeniusfilms.com/new2018/

#NearGeniusFilms #ProductionCompany #IndependentFilms #TargetOfOpportunity #Documentary

04/09/2019
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One can be charged with felony murder when someone dies during the commission of a felony. Even if it is an accident. But what if that felony never happened? Watch this trailer, and please share.
https://youtu.be/BhjUtE4Qxc0

03/17/2019
Fight in Puerto Rico

When people learn that Billy Brown has been confessing to not only killing Jennifer Evans, but then framing his best friend, since 1999. I'm asked "Why? Why would he do that?" There is no way to know, but I did learn about this during the making of the film. https://youtu.be/SGarYEnZiJE

Dustin Turner and Billy Brown had a physical altercation in May of 1995. Turner got the best of Brown. Less than a month later, Billy Brown attacked and kill...

This story will break your heart. A young victim, and then immense disregard for a young man's rights and misconduct by ...
03/04/2019
Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom

This story will break your heart. A young victim, and then immense disregard for a young man's rights and misconduct by police and prosecutors. The amazing Jason Flom interviews Darnell Phillips and Lisa Spees as they
break down this disturbing case. https://art19.com/shows/wrongful-conviction-with-jason-flom

Based on the files of the lawyers who freed them, Wrongful Conviction features interviews with men and women who have spent decades in prison for crimes they did not commit – some of them had even been sentenced to death. These are their stories.

02/01/2019
Problems with the car

When I read the transcripts from Brown's trial, Detective Al Byrum claimed he had never looked inside the car where Brown claimed Turner had killed Jennifer Evans. How was this possible? The lead detective never checks to see if the car even configured the way Brown alleges in his accusations of Turner? Here is what some others thought about this. https://vimeo.com/252840995

This is "Problems with the car" by JD Leete on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

Big news on the film front. It is out on Google Play. Please share with all your friends and write a review. Thanks. jdl...
09/06/2018
Target of Opportunity - Movies & TV on Google Play

Big news on the film front. It is out on Google Play. Please share with all your friends and write a review. Thanks. jdl https://play.google.com/store/movies/details/Target_of_Opportunity?id=2osr3Z6q3uM

TARGET OF OPPORTUNITY:In 1995, Dustin Turner and his best friend Billy Joe Brown were in the final weeks of 15 months of training to become U.S. Navy SEALs. On the night of June 18, they went to a nightclub to celebrate and met a young woman named Jennifer Evans. They were the last two people to see...

Why did the Commonwealth of Virginia DOC prohibit recording equipment into their facilities? Who does it benefit? The pu...
06/12/2018
Virginia Prisons Accountability Committee

Why did the Commonwealth of Virginia DOC prohibit recording equipment into their facilities? Who does it benefit? The public? I don't see how that could be the case if we expose wrongfully convicted inmates and tax payers are paying for their incarceration. Luckily we interviewed all the inmates in the documentary, "Target of Opportunity: The US Navy SEALs and the Murder of Jennifer Evans" before they implemented this draconian policy.

We at vapac agree with the reporter's committee that audio and video recordings should be allowed as it is critical to unveil the conditions #Prisoners experience behind the walls of the VADOC and its secrecy (Quote) Almost a year after the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press sent a letter urging then-Gov. Terry McAuliffe and the Virginia Department of Corrections to change the department’s policy to allow journalists to use recording devices during prison interviews, the restrictive policy remains the same. (Unquote)

05/26/2018

The Navy SEAL Left Behind
A Memorial Weekend Reminder

By J.D. Leete

Navy SEAL Dustin Turner has spent more than half his life behind bars for a crime he didn’t commit. A former junior deacon at his church and Eagle Scout, his pardon appeal can go before the Virginia governor at any time.

I felt it was fitting on this Memorial Day — when we are thinking of those lost in action—to bring attention to the one Navy SEAL left behind, how I have always viewed Turner, as if he had been abandoned while conducting some clandestine mission.

My involvement in this case stems from, “Target of Opportunity: The Navy SEALs and the Murder of Jennifer Evans”, the documentary I produced in which the person who committed the murder confesses on camera: my camera.

Turner, a SEAL trainee who had completed his training, has spent 22 years of an 82-year prison sentence in prison. Another Navy SEAL trainee, Billy Joe Brown, has admitted he killed Jennifer Evans. First, to me; and then in a Virginia Beach court hearing.

In the words of Dustin’s mom, Linda Summitt: “Dusty is the type of boy any mother would be proud to have. He is the type person who would have died in battle to save others and for his country. There is one man who can release Dusty after so many years. That’s Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam. He can pardon my son.”

In 1995, Turner was about to receive his Trident insignia for completing SEAL requirements. He had received orders to Central America. Then, his world was turned upside down.

Turner was a 20-year-old kid at the time. Now, at 43, he faces the real prospects of never walking out or the Virginia prison system. This is a story the US Navy would prefer go away.

The story of Dusty Turner is both complex and simple at the same time. My involvement is as a former Navy Special Warfare Combat Crewmember (SWCC). I was on active duty in 1995 when I heard the circumstances surrounding the case. It never made sense to me.

It cried for justice, and since retiring, I have spent a decade of my life on the documentary and efforts to get tell the actual facts of this tragic case.

Dusty Turner should have been freed when the real killer, Turner’s colleague in SEAL training, Billy Joe Brown, confessed to the crime. However, a high court over-turned the lower court’s decision to free him.

Under Virginia law at the time, Turner has no possibility of parole, only a gubernatorial pardon. This injustice in the law has since been corrected, but too late to help Turner.

The story’s synopsis goes like this:

Ms. Evans, 21, met Turner in a Virginia Beach, VA club during a vacation in June 1995. Evans disappeared and police zeroed in on Turner and his “swim buddy” Brown. Swim buddy is a designation whereby two SEALs are teamed together.

Both men were convicted, but in 2002, Brown confessed to the crime, saying he could no longer allow an innocent man to pay. It goes without saying that Turner was not blameless.

As Turner’s mother, Ms. Summitt told me, “I’m not saying Dusty is blameless. He made mistakes. He’s paid for them. He adhered to a Navy SEAL code to stand by his colleague, his swim buddy. He was so young, he didn’t know how to react after all they’d done to him”.

My documentary is an attempt to focus attention on the true story of Dusty Turner, a young man once on the verge of proudly displaying a SEAL Trident but now spending his life in prison.

In prison, Turner has been a model inmate, improving the prison system’s environmental management procedures and becoming involved in dog training to help people with disabilities. He’s quiet, respectful, amazingly resilient and hopeful.

This Memorial Day weekend, while we pause to remember our fallen soldiers foreign and domestic, I appeal to Virginia Governor Ralph Northam to also remember one more, Navy SEAL Dustin Turner, left behind not on a battlefield, but behind bars for a crime he simply didn’t commit.

It is time for Dustin Turner to come home.

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Filmmaker and Navy veteran J.D. Leete is a retired Navy Chief (SWCC/FPJ) and decorated combat veteran turned documentary filmmaker, cinematographer, film editor and screenwriter.

He wrote, produced, edited, scored and directed the documentary of the Dustin Turner case “Target of Opportunity: The US Navy SEALs and the Murder of Jennifer Evans”. It is available free for Amazon Prime members and for just 99 cents from iTunes and other digital delivery systems this Memorial Day weekend.

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