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August 10, 2013

2012.08.10: SENTENCING UPDATE: Urgent need for support in Manhattan Supreme

From:  Letwin, Michael
Sent: Friday, August 10, 2012 1:49 PM
To: Letwin, Michael; Codling, Antonia; ALAA MEMBERS; 1199 Members
Subject: SENTENCING UPDATE: Urgent need for support in Manhattan Supreme

This morning, the court rejected the prosecution’s demand for 5 years in prison, and sentenced Michael Williams to a 90-day split, which translates into an actual term of 60 days at Rikers Island, with the balance of 5 years probation. Defense counsel Lamis Deek is already seeking Michael’s release pending appeal.

Thanks to more than 30 people (including 6 from 1199 and ALAA, on union release time) who showed up for this hearing, and to everyone else who has come to Michael’s defense. Your support made a real difference today in court.

This fight is far from over, and further details will be forthcoming about how to support Michael in jail, raise funds for appeal, generate press coverage and other ways to win justice in this case.

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From:  Letwin, Michael
Sent: Thursday, August 09, 2012 3:30 PM
To: Codling, Antonia; ALAA MEMBERS; 1199 Members
Subject: RE: 9:30 a.m. Friday: Urgent need for support in Manhattan Supreme

Whether or not you can come tomorrow, please consider signing, forwarding, sharing, and/or tweeting:

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/598/821/153/grant-michael-williams-clemency/

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