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(en) US, MIAMI UPDATES - News Related to Chicago folks/Anarchist People of Color arrestees

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Date Tue, 25 Nov 2003 14:24:53 +0100 (CET)


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1)
The man with a brain hemhorrhage secondary to a blow to the head has been
released from custody and is at Jackson Medical Center in the ICU. He has
been in touch with a lawyer from the ACLU. More information will hopefully
be gleaned by Chicagoans today, but we have yet established contact
between him and other activists. His medical condition is apparently
critical, but that is unconfirmed as of now.

The African-American male thought to have been badly injured and/or
tortured in police custody is still in felony lockup and there has been no
word about him for two days. We are doing our best to get him out but
can't move forward without a name or DOB.

He is one of two missing people from APOC -- one is in jail, one is in a
medical facility because of police brutality (this is a third, different
person than the brain hemhorrhage person and the man who was shot in the
head who medics treated on the street). We are working on this but are
having trouble with much missing information.

Most other arrestees are now out and the last few felonies are being
bailed out, hopefully by the end of today.

Legal has confirmed at least five sexual assaults of arrested people, plus
12 separate incidents of beatings, mostly because people would not state
their nationality or citizenship status. There were numerous pepper spray
incidents as well and much verbal abuse and humiliation. Denial of
toilets, hosings with cold water, and use of dog kennels was not confirmed
by legal.

A group of Chicago folks and some other non-Chicago APOC people are still
here working on teh situation. If you would like to wire money to us for
bail and legal defense for these APOC people, please call me at
312-927-1436 and I will attempt to arrange that.

-Sophia.

2)
The contact info for western union donations has changed. please call
the new updated number if you are sending any donations by western union,
or already have and havent spoken to people on the ground about the
donation yet. We still have people waiting for donations so they can get
out, so please donate anything you can afford to get our people out of jail.

Money is urgently needed Wire money to
Cynthia Pitt
at the Western Union in Miami, FL
When you do this, call the convergence center in Miami at:
(786) 357-6103
Call the center to tell them:
1. You're sending it to Cynthia
2. The tracking number
3. The time you sent it

Money can also be donated online via paypal, at
http://www.illegalvoices.org/apoc/index.html
Thanks to everyone for their donations. With a little
further help, we hope to have everyone free within 24 hours.

In Solidarity,
-Skip, NJ NEFAC


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