The trial of Michael Williams continues Monday. Please come and show your support for Michael and the girls testifying in his defense. One of the many young Muslim women Michael defended from the racist complainant on Jan. 11, 2010, took the stand on Friday. Despite the assistant DA’s bullying, her words and photographs clearly refuted the false and illogical chain of events presented by the prosecution, which sought to portray Michael, the hero of the day, as the aggressor.
But the Manhattan DA’s office is unfazed by the truth. Guided by a blatantly political agenda, the state is still trying to send Michael to prison for up to 25 years.On Monday June 11, a Muslim teenage girl attacked by the complainant will take the stand to tell the Jury what really happened. Please come to the trial and show your support.
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Michael Williams is a hero. On Jan.9, 2011, this gentle father of two, a union painter, saw Muslim-hating bigot Joe Kenny harassing and abusing a group of teenage Arab women who were going for pizza after a rally commemorating the massacre of Gaza.
For carrying out his civic duty, Michael faces up to 15 years in prison. The DA is carrying out a blatantly political prosecution, based on anti-Muslim and anti-Arab prejudice rather than the facts of the case.
Human rights advocate Lamis Jamal Deek of the National Lawyers Guild executive committee is defending him. The trial continues Monday. Please come to court to show your concern and solidarity.
Please refrain from political signs or clothing, but please come show your solidarity.