[Boston-wkg-video] Fwd: SOMERVILLE 5, trial starts
fruitcat at hotmail.com
Wed May 3 16:59:01 PDT 2006
I checked my schedual and I won't be able to make it as I will be in NY.
>From: "Marjorie Bangs" <fruitcat at hotmail.com>
>To: sofiajt at yahoo.com, boston-wkg-video at lists.indymedia.org
>Subject: Re: [Boston-wkg-video] Fwd: SOMERVILLE 5, trial starts
>Date: Tue, 02 May 2006 12:16:39 -0400
>I can make it.
>>From: Sofia JarrinT <sofiajt at yahoo.com>
>>To: BIMC Wkg Video <boston-wkg-video at lists.indymedia.org>
>>Subject: [Boston-wkg-video] Fwd: SOMERVILLE 5, trial starts
>>Date: Tue, 2 May 2006 08:37:37 -0700 (PDT)
>>How does next Thursday look for everyone? Does that
>>mean could take a break again this week? (i'm
>>How do you feel doing it in the studio? That means
>>we'll have 2 weeks to prepare, call volunteers to man
>>cameras, etc. Or we could be humble and go back to the
>>--- Phebe Eckfeldt <peckfeldt at oeb.harvard.edu> wrote:
>> > Date: Tue, 2 May 2006 11:23:01 -0400
>> > To: sofiajt at yahoo.com
>> > From: Phebe Eckfeldt <peckfeldt at oeb.harvard.edu>
>> > Subject: SOMERVILLE 5, trial starts
>> > Hi Sofia,
>> > Hope you have been well. Our defense
>> > committee for Somerville 5 is alive and active
>> > after one year of working on this case. As you
>> > can see from the post below which we put out, the
>> > trial for the "adults" starts on May 15. The DA,
>> > the police and the prosecution insist on
>> > vengefully pushing this all the way even though
>> > they know their case is flimsy to non-existent.
>> > The young men are doing well, two are scheduled
>> > to graduate in June and hope to go on to college.
>> > We want to get the charges cleared away so they
>> > can move on with their lives.
>> > We would like to know if you would be
>> > interested in doing another show on the case in
>> > the next week or so. We have a group of youth
>> > who have been working on the case who would like
>> > to be on a show which highlights this case and
>> > racial profiling and police brutality. It is
>> > possible that Calvin and Isiah (two of S5) would
>> > also like to be on the show.
>> > Please let me know. thanks alot.
>> > Phebe
>> > Support the Somerville Five!
>> > After more than a year, the first trial for the
>> > Somerville Five will finally happen on Monday,
>> > May 15th at 9 am at Cambridge District Court, 40
>> > Thorndike Street, Cambridge. (Picket line and
>> > press conference start at 8:30 AM). After being
>> > attacked by the Medford Police last April 20,
>> > after being suspended from Somerville High
>> > School, and after countless pre-trial hearings
>> > these five Black youth will finally have a chance
>> > to face their attackers! And we want to be there
>> > in full force to demand: Hands off our Youth!
>> > Drop ALL charges Now! Stop the Racist Frame-up!
>> > "What it took me 18 years to build up, it took
>> > those cops 10 minutes to tear down. We can stop
>> > racial profiling!" - Calvin Belfon, Sr. (father
>> > of two of the Somerville 5)
>> > The Somerville Five are five young Black men
>> > ranging from 15 to 18 years old, students at
>> > Somerville High School, who went out the night of
>> > April 20, 2005 to enjoy a carnival in Medford,
>> > MA. But the night turned into one of horror that
>> > changed their lives forever. They were racially
>> > profiled, beaten, maced, arrested and
>> > psychologically traumatized by 10 white Medford
>> > police then charged with numerous crimes. What
>> > was an unprovoked police attacked by racist cops
>> > on innocent young Black men, was quickly covered
>> > up. The police, courts, D.A., local media and
>> > press and education officials have all worked
>> > together to frame-up these young men who have no
>> > prior record and are good students and athletes.
>> > We will put police brutality and racial profiling on
>> > trial on May 15th.
>> > o Join the picket line at Cambridge District Court
>> > at 8:30 am, May 15th
>> > Pack the courtroom - attend the trial which is
>> > expected to start at 9am. Trial is expected to
>> > last several days. We will picket every day.
>> > Tell District Attorney Martha Coakley:
>> > Drop ALL Charges NOW against the Somerville 5!!
>> > Phone, fax, letter campaign. Voice your protest!
>> > Phone: 617-494-4300, 617-679-6500 or 617-679-652 Or
>> > Fax 617-225-0871
>> > Stop the epidemic of police brutality! Stop
>> > racial profiling! Money for books and education,
>> > not war and occupation!
>> > For more info:
>> > Somerville 5 Defense Committee; Women's Fightback
>> > Network; International Action Center, (617)
>> > 522-6626 ü www.iacboston.org ü
>> > iacboston at iacboston.org
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