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Caught on video: Prosecute Them

21 Nov
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University of California Davis police broke the law when they pepper sprayed nonviolent students.

Tell the U.S. Department of Justice to prosecute those responsible.

This kind of act amounts to torture.

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Aimee, David, Sarah
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Troy Davis: Last chance for justice

14 Sep
Because Freedom Can't Protect Itself

Troy Davis was convicted based solely on the testimony of so-called witnesses. There was no other evidence against him. Now, he is set to be executed on September 21.

 

Stand for justice.

 

I rarely write to you about issues of life and death, but I do so today because a grave injustice could soon occur.

 

The state of Georgia is scheduled to execute Troy Davis at midnight on September 21, even though he is very likely innocent.

 

But the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles can stop this from happening. They will either take into account compelling evidence challenging Mr. Davis’s guilt or choose to ignore that evidence and allow his sentence to stand.

Act now. Urge the Georgia Pardons and Parole Board to grant clemency to Troy Davis before it’s too late.

 

An African American, Davis was convicted of the murder of off-duty Savannah Police Officer Mark MacPhail in 1991. No physical evidence links him to the crime, and he has steadfastly maintained his innocence.

 

His conviction was based solely on the testimony of witnesses and there was no other evidence against him. And, since his trial, seven of those witnesses have recanted — changing the story they told in court. Some witnesses say they were coerced by police. Others have even signed affidavits implicating one of the remaining two witnesses as the actual killer. But due to an increasingly restrictive appeals process, none of this new evidence has ever been properly reviewed in court.

Stand for justice. Urge the Georgia Pardons and Parole Board to stop this egregious injustice with a grant of clemency.

 

Most recently, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear his death row appeal. It ended any real chance Troy Davis had that the courts will stop his execution. He is now at the end of the road. The state of Georgia has set his execution date.

 

The last chance for remedy of this outrageous injustice is an appeal for clemency to the Georgia Pardons and Parole Board. Clemency in Davis’s case does not mean setting him free but instead converting his death sentence to life in prison without parole. If his verdict is ever reversed he will be alive to see it.

 

The case of Troy Davis highlights all that the ACLU finds problematic with the death penalty such as the risk of innocent people being executed, inadequate counsel and racial and geographic disparities.

 

To execute someone when there is so much doubt about his guilt is a deep affront to justice. Let’s make clear our sense of outrage. Please act right now.

 

Sincerely,

Anthony D. Romero
Executive Director, ACLU

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OpFullerton Protest Live, Now!

20 Aug

[Update: Protest has ended. You can search the hashtag #OpFullerton on Twitter to look at some of the tweete by participants]

Live Streaming of Protest in Fullerton, California in memory of Kelly Thomas killed by local police. 

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Anonymous – Operation Fullerton #OpFullerton

16 Aug

[Update] 20 Aug,  2011 2pm https://ismaelmelendez.wordpress.com/2011/08/20/opfullerton-protest-live-now/

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Posted on 8/16/2011

Police Beating of Kelly Thomas in Fullerton, CA [Video]

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Anonymous and the world hereby make the following demands:

1) We demand the prosecution of Officers Jay Cicinelli, Kenton Hampton, Manny Ramos, Joe Wolfe, James Blatney, and anyone else involved in the gruesome beating, torture, and murder of Kelly Thomas.

2) We demand the immediate resignation of the Chief of Police in Fullerton, California.

3) We demand that the City of Fullerton immediately pay a lump sum settlement of no less than 5 million dollars to the legal survivors of Kelly Thomas.

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London Riots

9 Aug

If you read anything about  make sure it is this: RT 

MOST OF THE PEOPLE WHO WILL BE WRITING, SPEAKING AND PONTIFICATING ABOUT THE DISORDER THIS WEEKEND HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO IDEA WHAT IT IS LIKE TO GROW UP IN A COMMUNITY WHERE THERE ARE NO JOBS, NO SPACE TO LIVE OR MOVE, AND THE POLICE ARE ON THE STREETS STOPPING-AND-SEARCHING YOU AS YOU COME HOME FROM SCHOOL. THE PEOPLE WHO DO WILL BE WAKING UP THIS WEEK IN THE SURE AND CERTAIN KNOWLEDGE THAT AFTER DECADES OF BEING IGNORED AND MARGINALISED AND HARASSED BY THE POLICE, AFTER MONTHS OF SEEING ANY CONCEIVABLE HOPE OF A BETTER FUTURE CONFISCATED, THEY ARE FINALLY ON THE NEWS. IN ONE NBC REPORT, A YOUNG MAN IN TOTTENHAM WAS ASKED IF RIOTING REALLY ACHIEVED ANYTHING: “YES,” SAID THE YOUNG MAN. “YOU WOULDN’T BE TALKING TO ME NOW IF WE DIDN’T RIOT, WOULD YOU?” “TWO MONTHS AGO WE MARCHED TO SCOTLAND YARD, MORE THAN 2,000 OF US, ALL BLACKS, AND IT WAS PEACEFUL AND CALM AND YOU KNOW WHAT? NOT A WORD IN THE PRESS. LAST NIGHT A BIT OF RIOTING AND LOOTING AND LOOK AROUND YOU.” EAVESDROPPING FROM AMONG THE ONLOOKERS, I LOOKED AROUND. A DOZEN TV CREWS AND NEWSPAPER REPORTERS INTERVIEWING THE YOUNG MEN EVERYWHERE ‘’’ THERE ARE COMMUNITIES ALL OVER THE COUNTRY THAT NOBODY PAID ATTENTION TO UNLESS THERE HAD RECENTLY BEEN A RIOT OR A MURDERED CHILD. WELL, THEY’RE PAYING ATTENTION NOW”

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