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June 18, 2013

2013.06.18: Emergency Alert: Lynne Stewart In Grave Danger

From: Michael Letwin
Sent: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 1:54 PM
To: 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: Emergency Alert: Lynne Stewart In Grave Danger

From: Lynne Stewart Defense Organization [mailto:ralph.poynter@yahoo.com]
Sent: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 1:05 PM
To: Rosenberg, Mimi
Subject: VIGIL FOR LYNNE IS GROWING -UPDATE#2
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While there is a lower class, I am in it;
while there is a criminal element, I am of it;
while there is a soul in prison, I am not free.
– Eugene Debs

TAKE ACTION NOW!

Sign The Petition!

Please take a moment to join Pete Seeger, Desmond Tutu, Dick Gregory and thousands of others. Get ten of your friends to sign the petition for compassionate release today.

It is devastating, totally unbelievable. Is this in a democracy, the only superpower? I am sad. I will sign. Praying God’s blessing on your efforts.
“- Desmond Tutu

Lynne Stewart should be outa jail.
– Pete Seeger

Write Lynne today, and visit
lynnestewart.org

Lynne Stewart
53504-054 CARSWELL
FEDERAL MEDICAL CENTER
P.O. BOX 27137
Fort Worth TX, 76127

To Donate please send your gift to:
Lynne Stewart Organization
1070 Dean St.
Brooklyn NY 11216
(for gifts that need to be tax deductible call or email
ralph.poynter@yahoo.com 917-853-9759

Emergency Alert: Lynne Stewart In Grave Danger

The warden of Carswell FCI agreed to forward the compassionate release petition to the DOJ. The time to increase the heat is now.
White House vigil for Lynne Stewart’s compassionate release started Monday, June 17 and is GROWING.

KEEP THE PRESSURE ON.

Media Contact: Ralph Poynter: 1-917-853-9759
}LynneStewart.org

The continuing campaign to gain Compassionate Release for Lynne Stewart — the grievously ill, imprisoned human rights attorney — is headed to Washington, D.C.

Despite being approved for compassionate release, Stewart continues to be held in Carswell Federal Prison in seriously deteriorating health.

Lynne Stewart’s spouse, the 79-year-old social justice activist Ralph Poynter, will lead a continuing vigil in front of the White House starting on Monday, June 17.

Poynter urges all those concerned with justice, compassion and basic human rights to join him whether they are available for an hour, for the day, or for the duration. He will be at the White House and making visits to the Federal Bureau of Prisons several blocks away, at 320 First St. NW, Washington D.C., 20534.

Lynne Stewart, age 73, is suffering from stage 4 cancer in her lungs. The cancer has metastasized rapidly to her lymph nodes and shoulder. She has lost 60 pounds and her condition is deteriorating rapidly. Stewart’s condition is well-known and medically documented.

As Poynter explains: “Lynne has passed all of the legalities of compassionate release and qualifies for release as the bill was written. The prison warden at Carswell in Fort Worth, Texas, has signed for her release, and so has the director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Charles R. Samuels. Probation officers charged with inspecting Lynne’s future residence approved her housing. All that is required by the statute of compassionate release has been done. Yet Lynne is still in jail! Every day that her release is postponed makes treatment of her cancer more difficult.”

The national campaign for Stewart’s Compassionate Release started more than three months ago, in early March. Thousands of petitions were sent and thousands of phone calls made urging her release. The warden at Carswell Federal Prison recommended her immediate compassionate release six weeks ago.

As the Lynne Stewart Defense Committee has explained, Stewart is not guilty of any crimes. In representing a prisoner charged with terrorism, Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, Stewart was unjustly convicted of delivering a simple press release for her client.

All those who are concerned with Lynne’s health and unable to get to Washington, D.C., are urged to continue calling the White House, Attorney General and Federal Bureau of Prisons and sending petitions.

CALL: White House – President Barack Obama 1-202-456-1414

Attorney General Eric Holder – 1-202-514-2001

Federal Bureau of Prisons

Director Charles Samuels – 1-202-307-3250

Sign petition at IACenter.org/LynneStewart or at LynneStewart.org

TAKE ACTION NOW!

Sign The Petition!

Lynne Stewart Must Be Free! Lynne Stewart and her husband Ralph Poynter.

Compassion demands that Lynne Stewart be released immediately from prison so she and her family can fight for her life. Lynne Stewart, is political prisoner and a renowned human rights lawyer who is currently serving a ten year sentence at FMC Carswell TX.

Please go to lynnestewart.org get active and sign the petition for compassionate release.

Lynne Stewart Defense Organization
1070 Dean St. Brooklyn NY 11216 917-853-9759 , ralph.poynter@yahoo.com

Over 20,000 and counting sign the petition! Please add your voice!

If you have already signed the petition, please write a letter. They have the power to release Lynne now and must be encouraged to do so. Please write to:

Mr. Charles E. Samuels, Jr., Director
Federal Bureau of Prisons
320 First Street, NW
Washington, DC 20534

Re: Lynne Irene Stewart, #53504-054 Compassionate Release

Lynne Stewart Defense Organization
1070 Dean St. Brooklyn NY 11216, 917-853-9759,
ralph.poynter@yahoo.com
http://www.lynnestewart.org

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June 3, 2013

2013.06.03: FW: No Appeal, Reconvene

Filed under: Civil Rights,Criminal Justice,Drug Wars,Police Abuse,Racism — nyclaw01 @ 9:34 am
From: Gusberg, Jessica
Sent: Monday, June 03, 2013 9:34 AM
To: 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: FW: No Appeal, Reconvene
Hi All,
Please see the information below from Ramarley Graham’s parents requesting that we call, fax, and email the Bronx DA’s office ASAP to demand a date for the convening of a new grand jury in the case against Richard Haste. This is a quick and easy process with specific directions below.
Ramarley’s family is also holding a rally at the Bronx DA’s office on Wednesday June 5th at 12pm. See attached flyer and come support if you are able!!

 


From: Ramarley’s Call <ramarleyscall@gmail.com>

To: Ramarley’s Call <ramarleyscall@gmail.com>
Sent: Tue, May 28, 2013 12:47 pm
Subject: No Appeal, Reconvene

 

We need your help to get justice for our son! ~ Parents of Ramarley Graham
 
Call, email & fax Bronx DA to demand he announce the date of a new grand jury by June 4!
 
We need your help to push Bronx District Attorney Robert Johnson to announce the date he will convene a new grand jury to indict Richard Haste, the NYPD officer who killed our son.  We demand this new date be announced by June 4! We do NOT want the DA to appeal Judge Steven Barrett’s decision to drop the indictment. That will take too long!
 
As you may know the judge threw out Haste’s indictment on May 15, 2013, because the prosecutor’s office failed to properly instruct the grand jury indicted Haste for killing on two counts of manslaughter. DA Robert Johnson is now deciding if he will appeal the judge’s decision or reconvene a new grand jury.
 
In the coming months we will strengthen and expand our efforts to win just for Ramarley.  We will not stop until Richard Haste is in prison for killing our son.
 
Right now we need everyone to call, email & fax the Bronx District Attorney’s office and demand that he announce the date on which he will be reconvene new grand jury by June 4. Justice delayed, is justice denied!
 
Contact info for Bronx District Attorney’s Office
Phone: 718.590.2000
Email angueirl@bronxda.nyc.gov
Fax: 718.590.2198
 
Sample of what to say if you call (718.590.2000):
Hello, I’m a Bronx resident [if you are not a Bronx resident say you are a New Yorker]. I’m calling to ask that DA Robert Johnson announce the date on which he will reconvene grand jury in the case of NYPD Officer Richard Haste by June 4, 2013. I do NOT want the DA to appeal Judge Barrett’s decision to drop the indictment. That will take to long.
 
Sample fax:  Print out one of the two attachments and fax it to 718.590.2198.
 
Sample email ( angueirl@bronxda.nyc.gov):
To Whom It May Concern:
 
I am a concerned Bronx resident [if you are not a Bronx resident say you are a New Yorker] .  
 
I am writing to ask the District Attorney Robert Johnson to reconvene a grand jury for the case of Richard Haste, the NYPD officer who killed Ramarley Graham on Feb. 2, 2012.  I was troubled when Judge Steve Barrett overturned the original indictment on May 15 base on a technicality.  I am deeply concerned that justice is being delayed in this case.
 
In the strongest terms possible, I urge the DA to announce the date on which a new grand jury will be convened by or before June 4.

 

Thank you for your consideration.

 

Sincerely,
xxxxx
 
 
Also, please help us spread the word on social media:
 
Sample Facebook Posts
The parents of Ramarley Graham need your help to push Bronx District Attorney Robert Johnson to announce the date he’s reconvening a grand jury by June 4! The family is asking everyone to call, email, and fax the Bronx District Attorney’s office at Phone: 718.590.2000/ Emailangueirl@bronxda.nyc.gov/ Fax: 718.590.2198
 
 
NO Appeal! The parents of Ramarley Graham are demanding a grand jury be reconvened immediately!!! They ask that you call, email, and fax Bronx District Attorney Robert Johnson at718.590.2000/ Email: angueirl@bronxda.nyc.gov/ Fax: 718.590.2198and demand he give the family the date he plans to reconvene a grand jury by June 4.
 
 
Call Bronx District Attorney Robert Johnson and demand the date he plans to reconvene a grand jury by June 4! NO APPEAL! Justice for Ramarley Graham! 718.590.2000/ Email:angueirl@bronxda.nyc.gov/ Fax: 718.590.2198
 
Sample Tweets
# RamarleyGraham’s parents ask NYers to call Bx DA. Demand he announce the date a grand jury will be reconvened by June 4 718.590.2000
 
NO APPEAL!  Call, email & fax Bx DA. Demand he announce the date of a new grand jury by June 4 # RamarleyGraham[link to the flyer, facebook event or photo]    
 
Justice 4 # RamarleyGraham! Let DA Johnson know he has til June 4 to tell us the date he will reconvene the grand jury [link to the flyer, facebook event or photo]    
 
NO APPEAL! Tell Bx DA Johnson to tell us when he’s convening the grand jury by June 4 th (P)718.590.2000[link to the [link to the flyer, facebook event or photo]    
 
 
 
We thank you in advance for your support.
 
We cannot do this without your help,
 
Constance Malcolm & Frank Graham – Parents of Ramarley Graham

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