PREVIOUS INTERVIEW WITH KRYSTALMUHAMMAD AND KOFI TAKARKA
To: All Friends of Justice
From: Brother Deric Muhammad
Re: Community Mobilization Demanding Justice for Activists Kofi Taharka, Krystal Muhammad & Maria Castellanos
Dated: September 4, 2012
As salaam alaikum (Peace Be Unto You)
On May 18th, Activists Krystal Muhammad (New Black Panther Party), Kofi Taharka (Nat’l Chairman of the Black United Front) & Attorney Maria Castellanos were arrested while protesting the unjust verdict that exonerated HPD Officer Andrew Blomberg for his role in the beating of Chad Holley. They have been charged with “criminal trespassing” and are in DANGER of becoming victims of the same unjust system they stood against. These three have tirelessly fought for justice for our community. Now it’s time for us to fight for justice for them.
Tomorrow morning, WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 5TH, we are calling on the community to join us in a stand of solidarity to say “Hands Off!” We are demanding that these charges be DROPPED so that these freedom fighters can continue their work in our ongoing struggle for justice. The criminal justice system has been used for decades to silence the strong voices of justice for oppressed people for centuries. No longer can we stand by and fall for the same tactics.
Please join me and others at the Harris County Criminal Courthouse (1201 Franklin), WEDNESDAY SEPT. 5th at 8am, for their third court appearance. We want to pack the courtroom and make a strong statement in support of our brother and 2 sisters. A press conference will be held just outside the court room. Thank you, in advance. For additional information about how you can assist, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.