The Syracuse Police Department has outrageously charged two political organizers and activists with protesting without a permit. Derek Ford, of the ANSWER Coalition, and Reverend Lemorris Dexter, of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference both received court summons on May 30. The summons were in reference to a protest and march that took place on April 30 in solidarity with the Baltimore rebellion.
Add your name below to demand that the Onondaga County District Attorney drop the charges against Derek Ford and Reverend Lemorris Dexter.
Petition to the Sacramento County District Attorney: Drop the remaining charge against Maile Hampton now!
Last year, the Sacramento police outrageously charged ANSWER Coalition activist Maile Hampton, a young Afro-Native organizer, with felony “lynching.” After holding them initially on $100,000 bail, Maile was released pending trial. The Sacramento District Attorney has decided to drop the felony lynching charge after sustained community pressure and international publicity. However, Maile still faces an unjust misdemeanor charge and could spend up to a year in jail in addition to being put on probation and being given a large fine.
Maile's case has been moved and delayed several times we are currently waiting for the DA to announce the date of the trial. When we have the date we will publicize it and ask everyone to attend in support.
Add your name below to demand that the Sacramento County District Attorney drop the remaining charge against Maile Hampton now!