eNewsletter of the Stop Mass Incarceration Network NYC * March 25, 2017
Drop the Charges Against the Stonewall 4!
WE DEMAND – DROP THE CHARGES ON THE STONEWALL 4
Monday, March 27, the trial of the Stonewall 4 is scheduled to start. The Stop Mass Incarceration Network is calling on everyone to stand up in support and demand that NYC drop all the unjust charges against them.
Who Are They?
The Stonewall 4 are members of the NYC Revolution Club who were part of a Refuse Fascism contingent at the February 4 Solidarity Rally at the Stonewall Inn, a beautiful outpouring of thousands who rallied to protest the Muslim Ban & come together in support of LGBTQ rights.
At the end of the rally and as the Revolution Club was packing to leave, they were confronted by NYPD officers for no apparent reason and 4 Revolution Club members were arrested. They are charged with 7 misdemeanor crimes including Obstructing Governmental Administration and Resisting Arrest which carry a possible year’s sentence on Riker’s Island. The charges are outrageous. People of conscience must not stand aside while dissent is criminalized.
Take these actions in support:
SIGN the Petition!
Add your name to the Petition to NY District Attorney Cyrus Vance and Mayor DeBlasio: Stonewall 4 – DEMAND ALL CHARGES DROPPED! Spread this widely on social media, to your friends, family and colleagues.
Monday, March 27, 8:30 a.m. – COME TO COURT! Rally in front of 100 Centre Street, and come into the courtroom with the Stonewall 4. We will show the Court that we have their backs and that there are people throughout the community who will not be silent in the face of this attack. Invite on facebook. Facebook Event
DONATE for legal expenses. $3,000 is needed. Your donation of $100, $50…even $10 will make a difference.
Sunday March 26 Potluck: Meet the Stonewall 4!
Please note time date and time change
6:30 – 8:30 pm Location: Asian American Writers Workshop, 112 West 27th Street 6th Floor, Manhattan (between 6th and 7th Avenues). Trains: F/C/E to 23rd Street; #1/R to 28th Street
Demand the NYPD Stop the surveillance and political suppression of Revolution Club and Refuse Fascism activists!
Demand the DA drop these outrageous charges immediately
Stop Mass Incarceration Network