From: L.Antonia Codling [mailto:LACodling@legal-aid.org]
Sent: Tuesday, September 11, 2007 10:00 PM
To: 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: Thanks for your contribution
I want to thank everyone for their contribution in making the Day of Outrage a huge success! A couple hundred demonstrators rallied and marched against Police Terrorism in the face of hundreds of NYPD officers.
Kamber Brisbane (HCLO), Michael Letwin (Bklyn-CDD) and Reginald Haley (Bklyn-CDD supervisor — we need more supervisors like Reggie!) served as legal observers, and I am sure the community felt safer with your presence.
Michael Letwin came prepared with the contacts to assist in expediiting any arrests, and the Union extended us the use of the office and its phones in the event anyone got arrested (fortunately there were no arrests!) The Union also provided ALAA t-shirts to legal observers — Thank you, George & Debbie.
Noha Afra, Marisa Benton & Julie Fry (Bklyn-CDD) were ready, willing and able to staff the phone in the Union Office if if became necessary.
Thanks so much to Alejandro Beltran of the National Lawyers Guild who provided training to folks interested in serving as a legal observer.
The Union and the Community united — will never be defeated!