DARRELL LOMAX      
   California Death Row

                                             


To Whom It May Concern -

My name is Malik Hasan aka Darrell Lomax. I am currently condemned to Death Row at San Quentin, California State Prison. I was judged guilty in September 1996 in the Long Beach Superior Court for the alleged crime of robbery and murder. I did not commit these crimes, nor did I have knowledge of them. I have been wrongfully convicted and condemned to death. I believe the evidence in my case will support my innocence.

On August 29, 1994 I was detained, harrassed, and arrested during an "alleged" routine traffic infraction. stop in which I was a backseat passenger. During the illegal detention I was ordered to participate in a field identification line up and also given a gunshot residue test. Both field identification lineup and gunshot residue tests were negative; providing proof of my innocence. None the less I continued to be illegally detained.
After an exploratory search took place of the interior of the vehicle and weapons were found, I was escorted to the Long Beach, California County Jail and booked on CCW (Carry Concealed Weapons) despite being a backseat passenger. My rights were never read to me.

On September 1, 1994, I went to be arraigned on the charge of murder and robbery, no CCW was ever mentioned. The arraignment was postponed for two weeks because I didn't have an attorney.

On March 13, 1995 by order of the Second Appellate Court my case was dismissed for violations of ferrata issue, due process issue, and statutory violation, but was refiled the same day. I wasn't present for the dismissal although available in the court tank.

I was inadequetly represented by the Public Defenders Office. I repeatedly addressed the Court regarding the attorneys poor performance, misrepresentation,unwillingness to investigate, and file motions, among other things. Additionally he represented an alleged witness for the prosecution while the office represented me, causing a conflict of interest.

Although initially denied, records later proved that the same alleged witness recieved the benefit of a deal between the prosecutor in my case (and or others acting on his behalf) and Compton judge to have a PC 1385 Case against him dismissed. Additionally, he recieved a dismissal of 1,600.00 worth of traffic tickets, and suspended licence reinstated. The fact that he carried a concealed weapon on the night he was questioned was ignored. This "witness" was manufactured to further the case. Not only was this witness caught in numerous lies, he admitted on cross examination to being a liar.
It is my strong belief that serious misconduct took place between the prosecutors, his detectives, and the Public Defenders Office. The appointed public defender did nothing to ensure my rights were protected at any point of his representation.

My alleged co-defendant admitted to and tested positive as being under the influence of PCP. An investigation revealed there was an eyewitness inside the business where the crime took place who says he saw the perpetrators. The same eyewitness cleared me at a filed investigation line up of being involved with the crime. According to reports, he in fact identified the shooter. My attorney failed to secure this witness for my trial, claiming he was unable to locate him. A later investigation by an outside attorney about the possibility of a conflict of interest between myself and the Public Defenders Office revealed this eyewitness was in fact locatable. He appeared in person for a pre-sentencing investigation report on my alleged co defendant who took a deal for ten years to implicate me in this crime.

My public defender made no effort to preserve the eyewitness that motioned to exonerate me, contact other witnesses who could have verified my whereabouts, nor bring forth the information regarding the numerous favours offered to the "manufactured" witness. These errors caused irreperable damage to my defense.

Upon conclusion of the investigation the Public Defenders Office was dismissed; the conflict was regarded as egrious. The public defenders replacement, a private counsel hired by the Court, went to trial unprepared. He failed to call what had become my most important witness who could have verified my wherabouts the night of the incident, and informed him of the whereabouts of another witness. He claimed he could not find / locate her when in fact she was on probation and routinely reporting to her probation officer.

During the trial no physical evidence pointed toward me. The alleged murder weapon had prints; but not mine. There was a footprint on a bag inside the crime scene which was not mine. I was ordered to participate in a field identification line-up and a gun residue test; both resulting in the negative. There was an eyewitness that not only exonerated me, but identified the shooter.

My case if full of inconsistencies, and a prime example of a prosecutors over zealousness to present a conviction for a horrific crime. I have been condemned for death for something I did not do. I am indigent and I need help. If you can provide any kind of assistance to me; know of anyone who may, or have any referrals please contact me at the address above. Thank you for your time.

Malik Hasan aka Darrel Lomax  (DEC 2005)



MALIK HASAN / AKA Darrell Lomax
PO Box K27402 - 2AC3
San Quentin State Prison
San Quentin CA
94974



     Poetry And Songs By Darrell Lomax

I KNEW!

She was...
unready for me,
yet ready to see
if I...
could live out her dream
though as hard as it seems
But I
knew not of her plan
knew not of the man
who I...
born son of his name
it was cold how his name
By her...
sent a chill up my spine
how he left us behind
She cried...
So I hated his name
But I knew not the game
she played....
Double crossed him on love
caught (?) wit a thug
this world
Never seen who I am
From a boy into a man

by Darrell Lomax, aka ELEMENT



THA REBELLIOUS ANTHEM!

Lets hang all those who want the rules to exist
Cuz they are the ones who got life in a twist.
Are we not free to express how we feel
Even if we have to kill
But you won't see me cry when you die
Cuz life has birth ' til you live out your life
So don't be a cloud less its chronic or weed
Don't come around to just leave
I don't vote cause I don't give a damn
Two people lying don't care who I am
You parents who punish when rules are ignored
Will loose your love from your child thats for sure
Cuz you don't know just how long they will live
And everyday love is the kind you should give.
You wonder why they don't ask how you are
they haven't forgotten all the scars.
I didn't revenge but some kids lost their heads
one squeeze of the trigger you're dead
Your calling it dark but the truth is light
Nobody forgot who they spite
We fight and we kill just a mirror of you
and locking us up won't do
You see what you done you didn 't hear our excuse
On why we were late after school
You see I'm a child needing a friend in this world
A being, a boy, I like girls
So punish me for my phases in life
Is telling me I don't have rights
You brought me here don't be mad at me now
Cuz you all alone with no spouse
If rubbers were made whose responsible now
When you made me sneaking around
It don't take long now to figure it out
You hate the you in me now
 For all I'm worth, I am who I am
You misunderstand I don't give a damn
You needing me now for my fortune and fame
Now I'm your son with a name.
You calling it cold how I'm speaking my mind
Speaking a truth hard to find
Its the anger for you why we rob and shoot
Its the hate for the rules why we loot
I'm giving you game on the problem today
A grown man thinking like an eight year old
We venting with power its dangerous now
And you can't ever hold us down
You put us in homes, called the cops, what a sin,
I'm criminal now with my friends
What you expect, never cared how I felt
I'm playing the hand I was dealt.
Now look in my eyes
No, don 't say a word
Cuz this here song you deserve

by Darrell Lomax aka ELEMENT



If only..,

I pray with my eyes closed tight.
I had what I needed to fight
I’m sure I could win and accomplish my goals
Separate my true friends from my foes.

If only..,

I swear up under my breath,
with all of my nerves smelled up in my chest,
the time would be now my assistance is here,
finally actualized, realized and clear.

If only..,

The woman and men whom I summoned with hope,
Would team-mate my efforts to point reach the goal.
So that all of us would be well enough to give,
Each other support and of course our relatives.

If only..,

We could extend more of our selves to each others folks,
Beyond the blood line and out to a strangers hope.
Color don’t matter to a heart in love,
With the fact that we’re all flesh and blood.
Emotionally operated and fed off of receiving attention
That somebody gives us that ultimately compliment our existence!

If only..,

The people of this living world as humans got this!!

Darrell Lomax


From The Inside Out

By Element

My perception of beauty isn’t all skin deep
It’s the personality’s character that wins me
I love women who keep clean and stay fit
who can think for herself with confidence
but in privacy’s confidence she let’s go
and let the man take full control
I’m a fan of fetish having woman eve: bit the apple so
I’m also addicted to woman who’s into shinning
I have a soul full of energy that’s ready in spirit
to do whatever will pleasure her in spirit
I’m into hustling up happiness, so I’m part sneaky
Addicted to the rush of the risk of being sneaky
I feel deserving of every thing I desire
my energy won’t retire I’m ampted up and inspired
By the rights that I have to be pleased
you see pleasure a measure better than need
and I believe in order to receive
The everything that you want you must proceed
through life on a mission persistent
looking every direction until something catches you attention
and it’s at that very instance your instincts should indulge
Go with the flow let the moment spiritually stimulate your soul
spontaneous play exercises your nerves
to reach out and grab what ever it is that you feel that you deserve
I’m seeking to connect with a mature woman on the level
refusing to follow the crowd more like a rebel
who is real enough to talk about things
Normally people don’t wish to discuss like the dreams
we be having or vision
The sex, money or power were lacking or missing
I’m here willing to listen an offer assistance
Both ears undivided attention
Did I mention you may speak freely and bold
and don’t worry I choose to keep my mouth closed
The secrets you speak are the secrets I’ll keep
cause secrets to me are secrets so we can build
An indestructible magnetical force field
that seals us in with trust and keeps us untouched
from nosey people who gossip too much
So trust this I speak I’m seeking for she
who may be the you if you feel like me
if so come on with all games aside
you be the you, you are and let’s vibe
“from the insides out”

Darrell Lomax


Song Lyrics: “From A God To A Thug”

Dear God, here some words from that spirit you left,
Soulfully trapped in the flesh, sewed to me black is my flesh,
with every breath I breathe I heed that you don’t give a fuck,
blessed everybody but us.

And what up with all this after my death I’m getting judged?
See if after my death I’m still a thug in your eyes you really
in your eyes you really don’t give a fuck
that I’m a product of sex humping with lust.

I adjusted to life in motion as is,
I’m suppose to be focusing,
on how to twist me a chance or break,
to hustle happiness so I can escape.

The mind state by design that’s summed up,
From me you getting love or respect or nothing but
Enough room to keep traveling by,
I keep position on every body alive.

Recognized human error is trusting without proof
Dam what you say I’m a watch what the fuck you do
I’m through with all that stressing on hope,
Are you a mutha-fucking friend or foe?

It’s nothing personal, but maybe it is,
I’ve been betrayed by some family and friends
I never trespassed, theft their love or betrayed trust,
but now it’s out of sight out of mind and that's fucked up!

To be a student taught lessons on blood thicker than water,
then abandoned when you facing a slaughter.
I oughta skip love, chase my pleasure and be about me,
And never let you in on what bothers me.

Cause obviously nobody cares until you erupt
And somebody's left fucked up!
It’s just us with never enough care to gives a fuck,
From over here to over there we all fucked up!

Holding in pain hushed on the past,
To numb to cry when we sad!
And mad our memories are all black and gray
Surprised that we alive today!

Breathing hope with our passion
That somebody love us to satisfaction, with out us asking!!

Chorus:
Do you believe in live,
From a God to a thug??

Darrell Lomax


„Today I was thinking“

Have you ever counted up the amount of your fears?
nd weighed them up against your courage and it became clear,
that half of your discouragement has to blamed on you
concerning everything that you don’t have is reality’s way of serving-u-truth
That if you are afraid to attempt the try to succeed in life
Then you and only you can be blamed for the tears that water your eyes
So I advise you to realize that happiness is found located in acts
You see, our emotions communicate through physical acts
Infact happiness is energy excited and alive
Motivated once we engage in the participation of a try
and won’t lie, within us all there is a battle between our courage and fear
the altercation ceases the very moment we commit to a decision sincere
Set out to do something by way of communicating or physical acts
to explain something to the point or succeed doing this or that
It’s now time to ask
Have you ever been exactly where you desired to be
right there in position surrounded by the light of finally?
And it’s all on you to initiate interaction
step up to the plate of opportunity and make things happen,
well I try to make things happen and suggest that you do the same
because hustling up happiness is the reward of the game!
So be sure to set out early respecting the estimation of time
to be sure that you do what needs to be done within the schedule of time
Your mind should continue planning, I scenario play myself
beware some will exclaim that over thinking isn’t good for your health
But I was taught “that failure to plan is planning to fail”
So I plan to water the fire of my desires burning hell!
I believe that knowledge is power and understanding liberates us
from those who plan to peer pressure within us fear to become worried as fuck
about what they think about how we go about feasting our curiosity’s taste bud
I say continue on with your experimental treasure hunt proud like “what”?
When I was young life was revealed maturely and people kept-up by moving fast
And if you couldn’t keep up you got left behind last
So I caught on quick, asked questions and took heed,
Proceeded to apply what I understood set out to succeed.


Darrell Lomax


“MY DYING PEN”

MY PEN MERELY WHISPERS ACROSS THE PAPER
QUIETLY PRINTING OUT THE VOICE OF MY EMOTIONS
THE ANGER, THE RAGE, THE LOVE AND CONCERN.
WHICH IS LOUDER THEN THE VOICE OF YOUR IMAGINATION BEING SUBJECTED TO REMEMBER
THE WORSE NIGHTMARE YOU HAVE EVER DREAMED.
YOU HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO HEAR THE FOOTSTEPS OF YOU BEING CHASED.
YOU MUST LISTEN ONCE AGAIN TO THE HEARTBEAT PULSE OF YOUR FEAR.
IT’S LIKE YOUR ENERGY PERSPIRES, AND YOU’RE BREATHING HEAVY, SWEATING.
HOWEVER, YOUR SCREAMING HAS NO SOUND WITHIN YOUR DREAM.
YOUR MIGHT HAS NO FIGHT, YOUR STRENGTH HAS NO POWER.
YOUR QUICKNESS HAS NO SPEED, EVERYTHING IS MOVING IN SLOW MOTION.
IT’S LIKE YOU’RE IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE SURROUNDED BY NOTHING BUT SHADOWS.
TERRORIZED BY VOICES TO UNCLEAR FOR THE EAR TO HEAR JUST REPITIOUS
SOUND BITING MUFFLES.
BLURRY FACES SMOKY TO YOUR VISION ONLY CAN BE CAUGHT BY THE CORNER OF YOUR EYE
YOU SEE...
MY PEN CAN ALSO CAPTURE THE QUIETNESS OF A FEATHER LANDING ON A FLUFFY
PATCH OF COTTON.
BUT, NOT EVEN I HEARD THE PEN DYING SHEDDING IT’S BLOOD OF INK
IN SACRIFICE TO BRING ALIVE THIS WRITING.
HOWEVER, THE SOUL OF IT’S EXISTENCE LIVES FOREVER SILENTLY
WITHIN THE CHARM OF THIS PARAGRAPH (SMILE),
REINCARNATED THE VERY MOMENT YOU BEGIN TO READ THE LAST WORDS OF MY DYING PEN!

Darrell Lomax


“THE BUM”

A BUM TO ME IS A WISE OLD MAN;
WHO FIGURED THE WHOLE THING OUT.
THE SEMANTICS BEHIND THE LIFE WE LIFE
IS CONQUERING EVERY DOUBT.

EMBRACING THE TRUTH AND CHALLENGING LIES
IS TO GO THAT ROUTE AND SEE.
PEOPLE ONLY CARE FOR YOU
IF YOU'RE A PLEASANT SIGHT TO SEE.

SO DRESS THE WORST AND APPROACH THE CROWD.
CAMOUFLAGE TO BE A BUM:
GUARANTEED YOUR ENEMIES
WILL BE THE FIRST TO THROW YOU A CUMB.

BUT ALL YOUR FRIENDS, ASSOCIATES
AND FAMILY MEMBERS ALIKE
WILL LOOK UPON YOU IN PURE DISGUST
AND BAN YOU FROM THEIR SIGHT.

ANOTHER THING ABOUT THE BUM
I TRULY LEARNED TO ADMIRE
OF ALL THE ONES I'VE SAT AND TALKED WITH
NONE TO ME WERE LIARS.

LOOK THROUGH MY MIND THROUGH OUT THESE LINES
CHOICE PICKED NORMAL WORDS
AND FIND A CLUE WITHIN THIS SCRIPT
OF A MAN WHO RESPECTS THE CURB!

MAY THE HOMELESS FIND SHELTER, LOVE AND GOOD FORTUNE

Darrell Lomax


                                    
                                      
                                                                                  
                            DARRELL'S ORIGINAL CCADP PENPAL REQUEST


Hello, my name is Darrell, AKA - Element.  Born 6/22/70, a true blend of Gemini & Cancer.  5'10", 185 lbs.  I've unjustly remained on death row for the past 7 years.  I read, write poetry and music.  Music is an essential part of my day / night.  I'm very athletic and maintain a rigid exercise program.  I'm in excellent shape and intensely disciplined, both body and mind.  I consider myself; sincere, openminded, soulfully grounded and intensely loyal to those worthy.  My dark side tends to compliment my light side with a magical blend of spirituality and realness.  Drawn by the succulent nectar of forbidden fruit, at times I just can't help myself ( evil grin).   I seek just one special person; someone I can ultimately connect with.  Someone living outside the box of society's norm, not afraid to soar spiritually as well as help me face the reality of my fate.  So if you desire to be listened to - heard out and communicated with about whatever you wish to discuss, reach to me.  Don't be afraid...I'm looking to connect as well.

Darrell Lomax AKA Element
PO Box K27402
San Quentin State Prison, San Quentin CA
94974 USA



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