Justice for Trayvon/Justice for Jewu
I’ve been involved in a group in New Haven called People Against Police Brutality for about 2 years. We do support for survivors of police brutality, outreach, cultural events, fundraising, trainings and more.
Jewu Richardson, a member of PAPB and numerous other organizing efforts is facing 20 years in prison for being nearly murdered by NHPD in what appears to be part of a pattern of retaliation for his outspokenness regarding brutality he experienced previously by the NHPD. Because he is going to trial, his lawyer needs to have 10,000 by April 20, 2012 in order to hire investigators and experts. As a group of working-class people with little financial resources, we’ve only been able to raise less than $3,000 by putting money out of our pockets into dinners, concerts, making t-shirts and more.
So, I’m asking, in lieu of the racist murders of Trayvon Martin, Kenneth Chamberlain, Shaima Alawadi, Ramarley Graham, Rekiya Boyd, Troy Davis, Tommy Brown and Thalia Mook (and these are just the few recent examples i could think of off the top of my head) and the attention they’re getting, if folks could donate a dollar or two. 5 or 10. whatever you can do. This dude could have been one of the many on that list and it would have been too late. And in addition to the attack he faces losing even more of his life to a steel cage because he was the victim of a retaliatory racist attack by the new haven police.
the website is here. it hasn’t been updated in a minute but the donation box is still there. even if you can’t donate right now, please reblog this, especially if you’re in the tri-state area. Thanks for listening.