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Sunday, Jul. 14, 2002 at 4:18 AM
Anyone remember the guy named Mitchell Crooks who shot the original video of police brutality against Donovan Jackson? I figure that since none of these issues would be brought to light without this courageous man, I find it very appropriate to approach this subject in a rather angry manner since no one else seems to be.
Loud angry protests. Fuck police brutality. It's time to stand up against abuse. Very true, but aren't we forgetting something? Or rather, someONE?
People, there is somebody who's already in jail right now who's involved with this story.
Know who it is? It's not Officer Morse and it's not Donovan Jackson. It's the guy who SHOT THE VIDEOTAPE.
A whistleblower against police misconduct is now imprisoned and probably being physically and mentally abused and HARDLY ANYONE IS SPEAKING ABOUT IT on the IMC.
I understand that Donovan and the issue of police abuse is important, but we have to remember that if it hadn't been for Mitchell Crooks who shot the video in the first place, Donovan's abuse would certainly go unpunished and unnoticed.
I think it's our duty as activists for social justice to shine an enormous spotlight on the case of the man who shot the videotape and why HE is now behind bars.
Wake up people and start talking about this. PLEASE!
Our protest signs should read along the lines of "FIRE MORSE AND FREE CROOKS".
If we protest against the police abuse of Donovan Jackson WITHOUT addressing the situation of Mitchell Crooks, we're all hypocrits.
FREE MITCHELL NOW
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|I don't know what to say
||Sunday, Jul. 14, 2002 at 5:59 AM
|LA TIMES 13 July 02
||Sunday, Jul. 14, 2002 at 4:07 PM
||Sunday, Jul. 14, 2002 at 5:00 PM
|ARGUMENTS TO FREE MITCHELL CROOKS
||Sunday, Jul. 14, 2002 at 5:23 PM
||Sunday, Jul. 14, 2002 at 7:48 PM
||Monday, Jul. 15, 2002 at 1:49 AM
|Police corruption and Murder
||Willis Earl Wilson
||Monday, Jul. 15, 2002 at 10:30 AM
|Then Provide Some Usefull INformation
||Tuesday, Jul. 16, 2002 at 2:52 PM
||Tuesday, Jul. 16, 2002 at 5:21 PM
|Crooks Defense Fund
||Tuesday, Jul. 16, 2002 at 7:03 PM
||Tuesday, Jul. 16, 2002 at 10:45 PM
|Help Out True Victims
||Tuesday, Jul. 16, 2002 at 10:48 PM
|Keep Him In If...
||With Open Eyes
||Tuesday, Jul. 16, 2002 at 11:33 PM
|Crooks is a Dumbass
||Thursday, Jul. 18, 2002 at 2:24 AM
|wow you guys are not paying attention
||Thursday, Jul. 18, 2002 at 4:43 AM
||Thursday, Jul. 18, 2002 at 5:46 AM
||Thursday, Jul. 18, 2002 at 10:07 PM
|George is a Dumbass
||Friday, Jul. 19, 2002 at 12:39 AM
||Friday, Jul. 19, 2002 at 7:35 AM
|Where is the protest?
||Friday, Jul. 19, 2002 at 11:20 AM
||Friday, Jul. 19, 2002 at 12:33 PM
|HIt & Run & Intoxicated
||Friday, Jul. 19, 2002 at 3:43 PM
||Monday, Jul. 22, 2002 at 7:16 PM
|This is a little disheartening
||Tuesday, Jul. 23, 2002 at 4:28 AM
||Tuesday, Jul. 23, 2002 at 4:10 PM
|even fuck ups need protection
||Thursday, Jul. 25, 2002 at 4:52 AM
|New abuse claim against officer
||Friday, Jul. 26, 2002 at 3:09 PM
|citizens for police
||Monday, Nov. 17, 2003 at 2:46 PM
|In response to Mitch the crying lil' bitch
||Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008 at 6:18 PM
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