Re: [sixties-l] H. Rap Brown update (event)

From: David Horowitz (
Date: 10/16/00

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    Oh, sign me up. Here's a guy who murdered a young black policeman with a wife and
    kids in cold blood. (Even the police chief in Atlanta is black -- and a woman.) Is
    there no criminal the left won't defend if he just claims to be "progressive"?
    radman wrote:
    > Thursday, October 19, 2000 at 7pm
    > Human Rights Center, 351 Tompkins Avenue, Brooklyn
    > Speakers include
    > Bilal Sunni Ali
    > National Spokesman - Imam Al-Amin Justice Campaign
    > Sonny Abubadika Carson
    > Committee to Honor Black Heroes
    > Herman Ferguson
    > Malcolm X Commemoration Committee
    > Abdul Haqq
    > December 12th Movement.
    > Human rights activists in New York City have intensified mobilization
    > of support for Imam Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin formerly known as H. Rap
    > Brown.  Imam Al-Amin is now being held in the Fulton County Jail in
    > Atlanta Georgia for the alleged murder of a police officer.  He will
    > be arraigned on November 2, 2000.
    > A "gag order" has been imposed on the attorneys as well as Imam
    > Al-Amin himself in order to "quell the influence of public opinion".
    > Imam Al-Amin's supporters have stated that he is innocent and a
    > victim  of a decades long Federal Bureau of Investigation Counter Intelligence
    > Program (COINTELPRO) that began with his involvement with the Student
    > Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and the Black Panther Party
    > during the turbulent 1960's.
    > Imam Al-Amin has for the past twenty years, been a spiritual and
    > community leader and business owner in Atlanta.  Nationally, he is
    > highly regarded by the Council of American-Islamic Relations, which
    > in 1985 described him as "one of the Muslim Community's leading
    > figures."
    > Al-Amin is known throughout his community as a principled,
    > compassionate man committed to justice for his people.
    > The glaring discrepancies in the police version of events that
    > occurred on March 16, 2000 reek of COINTELPRO 2000.

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