word on phili arrests! please forward
>From: kai lumumba <email@example.com>
>To: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org,
>Subject: [nyc-dan] JAIL SOLIDARITY DEMANDS & UPDATE
>Date: Wed, 02 Aug 2000 22:35:18 -0700
>Hi everyone, reporting in from Philly:
>As of today, 8/2/00 the estimated numbers of arrests are 465. People are
>slowly being arraigned with bail ranging from $15,000 to $100,000, to
>Overall, people are maintaining jail solidarity and are feeling pretty
>Seven male members of the Harpers Ferry affinity group have gone on a
>strike and would like the press and e-mail lists to be made aware of this
>and support their demands (see below).
>We are asking people to call Deputy Commissioner Mitchell (Head of
>Demonstrations), 215-686-3364; Captain Fisher (Head of Civil Affairs)
>215-685-3684; Chief Maxwell (Head of Detectives & Investigations)
>215-686-3362. Tell them that you are calling to express your concerns
>* Police violence against protesters in the streets & in jail. This
> includes 1 broken wrist; 1 woman dragged naked and bleeding; people
> hit in the head with nightsticks in the street, multiple cases of
>* Medical concerns not being addressed (asthmatic inhalers,
> hypoglycemic meds).
>* The arrests of 75 puppet makers from a warehouse and the police
> destroyed the puppets in a compactor.
>* People are not being allowed to use the bathroom.
>* People are being dragged naked from place to place while in custody.
>* People are being singled out as organizers, held in isolation and
> given higher charges.
>Say you are following the situation & encourage/demand:
>1) All charges be dropped. This demand will include those who are
> charged with felonies and those that have already been released.
>2) No separation or isolation of any individual.
>3) Equal treatment for all individuals.
>4) Full access to health care including medicines, food and bathroom.
>5) An end to the harassment of legal observers.
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