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PLEASE SUPPORT HOUSELESS DISABLED QUEER BLACK ORGANIZER FROM POLICE TERRORISM!

Tequilah is my friend and comrade, who I first met in Occupy Portland. They’re black, queer, and houseless, and their partner Joel was just brutalized and jailed with a phony felony charge (assaulting a police officer) by the Portland Police Bureau. Joel is queer, black, houseless, autistic, and also an organizer.

Tequilah is an amazing leader and organizer in the houseless community, and is well known and loved throughout the QPOC/houseless community in Portland.

This is another case of white supremacy terrorizing houseless queer people of color through the police. In Portland, the houseless community has been engaged in a tense multi-year land struggle with the city. They have self-organized free shelters, and the city has been trying to evict them. This struggle has been engaged through marches, protests, vigils, sleep-ins, and even a 55-day hunger strike by local houseless queer black activist Cameron Whitten.

Tequilah has always been an unstoppable force for justice in the houseless community, and the police are clearly targeting him and his partner to shut them down. He’s been there for me when I needed an emotional lift so many times, we can’t let the pigs attack him and his partner this way! It’s time to escalate the fight in this war for housing and against the police.

QPOC FIGHT BACK, FREE ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS!

SUPPORT THE HOUSELESS COMMUNITY IN PORTLAND @ RIGHT 2 DREAM TOO (R2D2), TELL THE CITY TO BACK OFF!

Please spread the word.

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Update: It has now been five days, and Joel is still in custody. They have not been heard from and PPB has not released a visitor list. The last time Joel was arrested, PPB knocked out several of his teeth.

EMERGENCY RALLY on SUNDAY at the MULTNOMAH COUNTY JUSTICE CENTER at NOON

(Source: new-here-again)

freececemcdonald:

On April 3rd call, email, and fax Hennepin County Attorney Michael Freeman and demand he drop the charges against CeCe. This time, we are extending the call-in to include Assistant Attorney Marlene Senechal, head of adult prosecution.

LET’S LET FREEMAN AND SENECHAL KNOW THAT WE WONT STAND FOR THE RACIST, TRANSPHOBIC PROSECUTION OF CECE!

Please send us an email us at mpls4cece@gmail.com to let us know you called/emailed/faxed in!  

While Chrishaun “CeCe” McDonald is being prosecuted for murder after being violently attacked for her race and gender, Freeman’s office recently declined to prosecute the killer of Darrell Evanovich, a black man who was shot dead by a white man after an alleged robbery. While no person should be thrown to the mercy of the soulless, so-called “justice” system, the fact that CeCe is on trial after being assaulted, while a white man who killed someone after chasing them down is touted as a “good Samaritan,” highlights the racist and transphobic nature of the prosecution of CeCe. Hennepin County Attorney Michael Freeman and Marlene Senechal have the power to drop the charges against CeCe. So far, though, he has implicitly sided with CeCe’s white supremacist attackers by failing to acknowledge the racist, transphobic assault that she survived as a mitigating factor in the unintentional death of Dean Schmitz.

When: Tuesday, April 3rd, ALL DAY

Where: From home, work, wherever you find yourself!

What: Call Michael Freeman at 612-348-5540, fax at 612-348-2042, and email at citizeninfo@co.hennepin.mn.us

Call Marlene Senechal at 612-348-5561, fax at 612-348-3061, and email at citizeninfo@co.hennepin.mn.us

!!NEW!! Please CC mpls4cece@gmail.com on all your e-mails. Also please send us an e-mail with the time of your calls & faxes. 

Remember to remain polite but assertive. Some key points to mention in your calls, emails, and faxes are:

  • Identify yourself as a supporter, friend, family member, or community member calling about Ms. Chrishaun McDonald’s case.
  • Tell the County Attorney’s Office why you’re concerned: Ms. McDonald was the target of a hate crime, but she was singled out for aggressive prosecution after the attack.
  • County Attorney Freeman has declined to press charges in cases like this at least three times already this year. Remind him that he has the power to drop the charges against Ms. McDonald.
  • Tell Freeman and Senechal not to side with Ms. McDonald’s white supremacist attackers: drop the charges against Ms. McDonald.

Tell Hennepin County Attorney Michael Freeman and Assistant Attorney Marlene Senechal to take a stand against hate, racism, and transphobia. Tell Freeman and Senechal to DROP THE CHARGES against Chrishaun McDonald!

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