Rally & Vigil - SUNDAY March 9th - JOIN Kimani Gray’s family and friends for the 1 year anniversary https://www.facebook.com/events/430008773758513/
On March 9, 2013 16 year old Kimani “Kiki” Gray was murdered by two plain clothes officers who failed to identified themselves. Sgt. Mourad Mourad and Officer Jovaniel Cordova shot at Kimani Gray 11 times, hitting Kimani with 7 bullets, three entered in his back. These officers also have racked up five suits which cost taxpayers $215,000. These suits were for Civil Rights Violations, including Stop and Frisk and False Arrests.
Marissa Alexander was a victim of domestic abuse, who fired a warning shot when her husband entered her home and NOBODY was hurt. She was denied the ability to present her case under the “Stand Your Ground” law in court and was sentenced to 20 years. Then…
"The conviction was thrown out after the 1st District Court of Appeal in Tallahassee ruled that Daniel made a mistake in shifting the burden to Alexander to prove she was acting in self-defense. During jury instructions, Daniel said she must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that she was battered by her husband."
So her new trial has now been set for the end of July, when the prosecutor is going to try to TRIPLE her sentence! This is especially outrageous when you consider…
"The Alexander case inspired the so-called ‘warning-shot’ bill that will be part of the Florida legislative session that begins Tuesday. The proposal, which is expected to pass, would create an exception to the 10-20-life law and prohibit those who fire a warning shot from getting 20 years in prison."
Here’s a statement from the @FreeMarissaNow campaign: http://freemarissanow.tumblr.com/post/78263900524/statement-to-the-press-march-1-2014-from
Plus their website:
WORD (Women Organized to Resist and Defend) is calling for a national day of action on March 8th. So check in with your local chapter to see what they have planned or DIY!
Brooklyn Tenants United Action Thursday, 3/13 at 6 p.m. Brooklyn Housing Court on Trial at Brooklyn Borough Hall.
Lupita Nyong’o at the 86th Annual Academy Awards
sashayed tagged this as “some celestial swan shit idk” and that’s pretty accurate
NOW WHERE IS MY “TO CATCH A THIEF” REMAKE STARRING THE BOTH OF THEM??
RETIRED JEWEL THIEF IDRIS TRACKING DOWN CHARMING YOUNG CAT BURGLAR LUPITA
BANTER! CRIME! MASQUERADE BALLS! GIVE IT TO MEEEEEEEE!
I would watch that in the theater a dozen times.
Call for art! This May, The Icarus Project will be launching a new digital gallery on our website showcasing visual art that explores the themes of “Madness and Oppression: Resistance and Resilience.” If you’d like your artwork to be included, please get in touch and share a link to your work using the contact form below.
@alp the 85th birthday celebration for lesbian icon Audre Lorde in Brooklyn NY
@alp 85th Birthday of Audre Lorde #qpoc
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Ralph Poynter and Lynne Stewart #together again #valentinedays #nyc
Video of #lynnestewart speaking FEB 14th 2014 #nyc
Lynne’s partner Ralph Poynter, MCs Mimi Rogers and Nellie Bailey with attorney Soffiyah Elijah at #lynnestewart celebration
Activists Marcus and GKM from #PicturetheHomeless at evening of song and celebration for #lynnestewart #NYC
Cakes of love made for #lynnestewart #2/14 #nyc