Activist Art McKoy To Lead Rally March 17 At Justice Center ,11:30 AM To Free Woman Called Nigger And Sent To Prison By Gaul

Submitted by JournalistKathy... on Mon, 03/14/2011 - 04:18.
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From the Metro Desk of the Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog.Com(www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com)

COMMUNITY ACTIVIST ART MCKOY TO LEAD RALLY TO FREE REBECCA WHITBY IN COOPERATION WITH BLACK ON BLACK CRIME, THE LUCASVILLE UPRISING FREEDOM NETWORK,THE OPPRESSED PEOPLE'S NATION, THE PEOPLE'S FORUM, THE CARL STOKES BRIGADE, THE IMMIGRANT SUPPORT NETWORK, PEOPLE FOR THE IMPERIAL ACT, CLEVELAND FIST, WORKERS WORLD, BAILOUT THE PEOPLE'S MOVEMENT, THE IMPERIAL WOMEN AND OTHERS

To: All Media, Community Members and Others

Contacts: Art McKoy, 216-253-4070., Marva Patterson, 216-334-7013, Don Bryant, 1-440-623-0492, or Kathy Wray Coleman, 216-932-3114

Who: A coalition fighting to free Rebecca Whitby, the young Black mother, 25, with a four-month old baby sentenced to 6 months in prison last week by Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Judge Danielle Gaul per the request by Cleveland Fifth District Police officers that an elderly White neighbor, who testified at trial, said she witnessed police beat unnecessarily and call a nigger. A jury found Whiby guilty of one count of assult on a White male police officer and resisting arrest after Gaul kept out evidence at trial that she was allegedly called a nigger and due to other improprieties. The woman has no prior criminal record and should not have been sent to prison.

She is now in the Cuyahoga County Jail per the request of Cleveland police. We must stand up when Black women are allegedly victimized by police with beatings and nigger name calling and then sent to jail by insensitive and unfair White male judges like Gaul, on probation himself for 6 months after the Ohio Supreme Court found him guilty last Oct. of ethics violations against a Black male defendant that came before him.

What: Protest

When: Thursday, March 17, 2011 at 11:30 am

Where: The steps of the Cuyahoga Justice Center on the Lakeside Ave side (1200 Ontario St in Cleveland)

Why: To address an injustice against a Black woman and to seek her release from jail. And, to call attention to the double standard by the predominantly White judges of the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas as to the inequitable sentencing process that disenfranchises Blacks and other minorities.

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  "Black on Black crime"? 

 

"Black on Black crime"?  What kind of group is that?  I do know a thing or two personally about Black on White crime.  But, is Black on Black crime some kind of social phenomenon?  Is it organized?  Please educate me.

 

BURP IT.

It is a predominantly Black

It is a predominantly Black grasroots organization founded by Community Activist Art McKoy that says its mission is to address Black on Black Crime and inequities in our legal system. It has been around for decades. I do nnot seek to either promote or villify it. I just report the news--Kathy Wray Coleman It is on the Internet.