PACK THE COURTROOM – ORGANIZERS ARRESTED PROTESTING TROY DAVIS EXECUTION!
PLEASE COME TO ONE CENTRE STREET TODAY AT 7PM – JOE & BRANDON ARE TWO MXGM MEMBERS WHO ALSO PARTICIPATE IN COPWATCH SO WE NEED TO BE THERE FOR THEM IF AT ALL POSSIBLE – THEY SHOULD BE GETTING ARRAIGNED AROUND THIS TIME AND WE NEED TO SHOW OUR SUPPORT FOR THEM AND SHOW THAT WE HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN ABOUT TROY DAVIS’ UNJUST EXECUTION Joe will be arraigned at Midtown Community Court sometime after lunch, Brandon will be arraigned at 100 Centre street also “after lunch,” and I believe that Augustine and Freddy are also being arraigned at 100 Centre street, room 130, not sure of the time At approximately seven in the evening on Thursday Sept 22nd, a group protesting the execution of Troy Davis at Union Square Park began a march towards Liberty Square, formerly known as Zuccotti park. The group joined up with another and marched on Wall Street. At least six protesters were arrested. They are being held at the first precinct. As of now we only have four names: Joseph Jordan; Brandon King; Augustine Castro; Freddy Bastone.
Video of the flashmob protest one day after the execution of Troy Davis, a man believed to be innocent of the crimes charged against him. Protesters were harassed by NYPD, pushed and shoved, and one protester was peeled away from the crowd, shoved the floor, and arrested. Is Mayor Michael Bloomberg sanctioning this kind of behaviour by the NYPD ? What is City Council Speaker Christine Quinn’s opinion about the NYPD’s use of weapons and vehicles against passionate citizen assembly in protest of the death penalty ?