Flag-burner Gregory Johnson: “Revelations show the state’s charges from RNC protest are false and must be dropped immediately”

August 8, 2016 | Revolution Newspaper | revcom.us

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Gregory “Joey” Johnson—whose successful battle in the Supreme Court case Texas v. Johnson established that burning a U.S. flag in protest is protected speech—says allegations he assaulted two “news reporters” when he burned a flag outside the Republican National Convention on July 20, 2016 are false. Johnson said that Kimberly Barnett, the Acting Chief Assistant Prosecutor, Criminal Division, has no choice but to withdraw the charges of assault filed against him.

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Chicago Police Videos of Paul O’Neal Killing Released:Black Teenager Was Unarmed—“It was cold-blooded murder”

RAW: Footage of Chicago police shooting Paul O’Neal

August 5, 2016 | Revolution Newspaper | revcom.us

 

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What to Make of the Police Walking Free After Murdering Freddie Gray... And What to DO About It

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August 1, 2016 | Revolution Newspaper | revcom

On July 27, Baltimore prosecutor Marilyn Mosby announced that she was dropping all remaining charges against the pigs that murdered Freddie Gray. Four of them had already been tried without any convictions. Now they will all walk free. 

 

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We demand: Drop the charges on Gregory "Joey" Johnson and the RNC16 now!


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On July 20 outside the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Gregory "Joey" Johnson was surrounded by a circle of members of the Revolution Club who created a safe space for him to burn the American flag. The area was crowded with many police and pro-Trump people. Police assaulted the protective circle, arresting Joey and 16 others as the flag started to burn. They face serious charges. 

 

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American Flag Burns at DNC! Carl Dix, Joey Johnson, Revolution Club Declare: "AMERICAN LIVES ARE NOT MORE IMPORTANT THAN OTHER PEOPLE'S LIVES"


American Flag Burns at DNC! Carl Dix, Joey Johnson, Revolution Club Declare: "AMERICAN LIVES ARE NOT MORE IMPORTANT THAN OTHER PEOPLE'S LIVES" Photo: Nicholas Isabella

July 28, 2016 | Revolution Newspaper | revcom.us

At 6 pm tonight, notorious flag burner Joey Johnson, revolutionary communist leader Carl Dix, and the Revolution Club marched in formation and chanted up to Broad St. & Pattison Ave., right outside Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Convention Center, on the final night of the Democratic National Convention (DNC). Rain had drenched Philadelphia earlier in the day, but the rev coms had pledged that after burning an American flag at the RNC in Cleveland, they were going to burn one here in Philadelphia at the DNC—"come rain or shine."

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The Eric Garner Chokehold Two Years Later

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A group shot of a few demonstrators from StopMassIncarceration.net and the Green party who came to Staten Island yesterday for the 2nd anniversary of the killing of Eric Garner by NYPD “officer” Daniel Pantaleo. The family had a settlement of $4.9 million but none of the “officers” involved have been held to account.

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