#StopPoliceTerrorA21: Student Day of Action Plans Underway - Defend Freedom Fighters

In this issue:

Freedom fighters who acted in 2014/2015 to STOP police terror are on trial 

Chicago Tuesday April 12
Los Angeles Tuesday April 5
NYC Tuesday April 12
#StopPoliceTerrorA21: Student Day of Action Plans Underway

Defend Freedom Fighters

11 people are facing charges arising from protests organized by the Stop Mass Incarceration Network in 2014/15. Some are felony charges, and all could bring months or years in prison...all for non-violent political protest arrests. This is outrageous, given that police officers who kill and correction officers who abuse, almost never do any jail time.

Important court proceedings take place in the next two weeks. You can:
* Attend court proceedings in Chicago, Los Angeles, NYC
* Sign statements directed at prosecutors to drop the charges
* Donate for legal expenses via Alliance for Global Justice. Please mark your donations for "legal expenses." You may designate a particular case.


Chicago: Iggy & Alfredo Face Felony Charges from 2014

Thursday, April 14, 2016, 9:30 am Drop the charges on Iggy & Alfredo. Room 206, Cook County Court, 26th and California. Read 

On December 13, 2014, protesters took to the streets in Chicago, furious over grand juries’ refusals to indict cops for the murders of Mike Brown and Eric Garner. Chicago police arrested more than two dozen people. Most had their charges dropped or were allowed to opt for “community service”. One woman won her trial, defeating the misdemeanor charge against her.

Two protesters, David “Iggy Flow” Rucker and Alfredo Reyes, were beaten by police, and then charged with aggravated battery to a police officer and slapped with $75,000 bail each. Over a year later, they still face felony charges carrying possible 7 year prison sentences.  more 


Chicago: Two Others -- the South Shore 2-- Face Felony Charges from 2015

 Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 9:30 am, Drop the Charges on the South Shore 2. Room 206, Cook County Court, 26th and California. Read more 


 

WE DEMAND – DROP THE CHARGES NOW! HANDS OFF IGGY & ALFREDO!



LA: It's Right to Protest Murder by Police!
LA
Tuesday, April 5
at 8:30am 7 defendants who face a trial date for #ShutDownA14 protests. 

Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center Court 56, 7th Floor
210 W. Temple Los Angeles CA

Demand Criminal Charges Targeting April 14 Protestors be Dropped
Call Mike Feuer (213-978-8100)

L.A. City Attorney  Endorse "Its right to Protest Murder by Police" 

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Clark and Miles with Kenny Gilbert, their lawyer outside Queens Criminal Court.

Endorse "Its right to Protest Murder by Police"
Drop The Unjust Charges on Clark Kissinger & Miles Solay

#ShutDownRikers Island 

Tuesday April 12 9:00 am Support Clark Kissinger, manager of Revolution Books, and Miles Solay of the rock band Outernational.

Queens Criminal Court, 125-01 Queens Boulevard, Kew Gardens
Facebook Event

Sign Petition here

Rikers Island Fact Sheet

On October 23, 2015, as part of #RiseUpOctober, 100 protesters marched to the entrance of Rikers Island, holding portraits of people who had died at Rikers. They spoke out, sang and danced energetically, and some sat down chanting "Shut It DOWN!" The NYPD had put up barricades across the road leading to Rikers Island prison. For more than an hour access was blocked.

Clark and Miles with Kenny Gilbert, their lawyer outside Queens Criminal Court.

Rikers Island is compared to the prison the United States ran in Iraq, Abu Ghraib, the site of scandalous prisoner abuse. This is no exaggeration. Decades of deaths in custody at the hands of guards, brutal and widespread sexual violence, solitary confinement for years, denial of medical care, and abuse of children are routine—a part of the genocide of mass incarceration. Of those imprisoned at Rikers on an average day, some 90 percent are Black or Latino.

Clark Kissinger & Miles Solay face charges serious enough to get a one-year sentence on Rikers Island for nonviolent political protest. We can’t allow this happen!

Sign this message to the Queens District Attorney calling on charges to be dropped.


Thursday April 21: National Student Day of Action to STOP Police Terror!

WHICH SIDE ARE YOU ON?  Endorse the Call

Interview with student organizers 

If you knew that a murderer was living next door would you do something? What if you witnessed the murder happen, would you demand for justice then? What if countless people were losing their lives every day at the hands of one notorious gang? We have all seen the videos of the crimes the police commit against humanity--killing people who are running away, have their hands up, are laying on the ground or doing nothing. People beaten, tased, stomped, choked and shot to death. If a photo is worth a thousand words, you would assume a video would be worth enough to indict, convict, and send these killer cops to jail. And yet they continue to get away with murder. If you are Black or Brown, you live under that threat every day of your life. If you don't, you probably know someone who does. There is a genocide happening right under our noses. It is a slow genocide now, but you look at people like Trump and you see how this genocide could escalate. The time to fight this is NOW!

Stop Mass Incarceration Network

http://www.stoppoliceterror.org/

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