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BY J Martel | New Orleans, LA | 6/29/22
On the afternoon of June 18, New Orleans for Community Oversight of the Police (NOCOP) and about 15 community members from Orleans and Jefferson Parish held a rally in solidarity with the youth imprisoned at Bridge City Center.
BY staff | Washington DC | 6/15/22
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from the National Committee to Free Simon Trinidad. Simon Trinidad is a Colombian revolutionary illegally captured and extradited to the U.S. on bogus charges that required four separate trials to lock him up in solitary confinement in the Florence, Colorado supermax prison. The Special Court guaranteed in the 2016 Peace Accords is requesting his presence in order to move the country toward a peace with justice.
BY Sam Tunningley | Grand Rapids, MI | 6/12/22
Christopher Schurr, the Grand Rapids cop who executed Patrick Lyoya, has been charged with second-degree murder by Kent County Prosecutor Chris Becker.
BY Milwaukee Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression | Milwaukee, WI | 6/02/22
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from the Milwaukee Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (MAARPR).
BY Sol Marquez | Los Angeles, CA | 5/25/22
In a historic move, the Civilian Oversight Commission voted in favor of a resolution to support a charter amendment giving the LA Board of Supervisors, the Civilian Oversight Commission (COC) and Office of Inspector General stronger oversight of the LA County Sheriff's Department.
BY Luis Sifuentes | Los Angeles, CA | 5/25/22
On May 21, over 50 people gathered in the city of Bellflower, in the southeastern region of LA county, to demand justice for Edgar Ortiz.
BY staff | Appleton, WI | 5/25/22
On Saturday, May 21, the family of Jimmie Sanders – a man murdered by Appleton police in May 2017 - alongside Fox Valley Food Not Bombs, Appleton SDS, Freedom Road Socialist Organization, and United Action Oshkosh organized a rally and march to bring attention to the case, and to crowdfund for the Jimmie Sanders legal team.
BY Frank Chapman | Chicago, IL | 5/23/22
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following May 20 statement from Frank Chapman, Executive Director of the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression.
BY Joe Iosbaker | Peoria, IL | 5/17/22
The Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (CAARPR) brought a dozen activists from Chicago to Peoria, Illinois May 16 for the opening of the federal trial of Anthony Gay.
BY Joe Iosbaker | Chicago, IL | 5/13/22
Since 2018, Anthony Gay has become a symbol of the struggle against wrongful convictions in Illinois.
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