MAROON PREVAILS! [col. writ. 7/15/16] ©'16 Mumia Abu-Jamal Russell Maroon Shoatz, a Black Liberation fighter since his youth, after many years of struggle, has prevailed in his action to bar the Pa. Dept. of Corrections (DOC) from ever holding him in isolation again. In a remarkable Settlement bringing an end to the 2-year old “Shoatz v. Wetzel, et al.” case, Maroon won on all counts--the only thing lacking is a judge's written opinion. Upon hearing of the Settlement, Maroon stated: “I have nothing but praise for all [...]
BLM Pasadena organizer Jasmine Richards Abdullah says: "I moved from Pasadena my home due to police threats. I have also been charged with felony lynching from a peace walk BLM Pasadena organized in northwest Pasadena on August 28, 2015." As C-L goes to press, she was convicted of attempted felony lynching in Pasadena by the Pasadena office of the L.A. County district attorney, and faces a possible 4-year sentence on Tuesday June 7 at the Pasadena courthouse -- people are mobilizing for court support and urge leniency.