Mother, Air Force Vet JAILED OVER HANDGUN In New York – Sent to Riker’s Island
Deanna Jo Robinson was on her way from Texas to bring her two children to New York so they could spend some time with their father. Having served in the Iraq war with the Air Force, Robinson had military clearances and has an active, valid Texas LTC. She kept her defensive handgun in the glovebox of her car. Her mistake was traveling to New York.
A Funded Justice page, started by James Gressett, reads:
“Deanna Jo, loving mother of two adorable boys, Veteran, Activist and friend in liberty, was arrested in NYC on Nov 11 while traveling from Texas, when her self-defense handgun was discovered in her vehicle. Please help us free her from Rikers.
Two beautiful little boys are wondering where their mother is after the family of three traveled across the country from Texas to NYC so the children could spend time with their estranged father. Deanna Jo is a responsible mother and a veteran with military clearances and a Texas License to Carry. Concerned primarily with her children’s safety and posing no threat to any other person, Deanna Jo arrived at her destination, where her estranged husband took the children into his house then contacted police, who found her self-defense handgun in her vehicle. No mother should be forced to leave behind her best means of self defense, yet the City of New York sends a clear message: “We do not care about your Constitutional rights or your personal safety, and the only people who have guns here are criminals.” Now Deanna Jo sits in a cage at Rikers Island, stripped of her rights and incarcerated, and her children are missing her dearly. She needs to return to them so they can be with their mother. The city has basically told her that her life and the lives of her children are meaningless and that her right to protect them is trivial.
We are a group of friends who want to see Deanna Jo reunited with her children as soon as possible.
This fund is to help us do that, plus assist with the legal battle to come.”