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by ClassWar Saturday, Jul. 13, 2002 at 9:18 PM

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.

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I don't know what to say 000 Saturday, Jul. 13, 2002 at 10:59 PM
LA TIMES 13 July 02 Nathan Sunday, Jul. 14, 2002 at 9:07 AM
MSNBC Story johnk Sunday, Jul. 14, 2002 at 10:00 AM
ARGUMENTS TO FREE MITCHELL CROOKS anonymous Sunday, Jul. 14, 2002 at 10:23 AM
support FluxRostrum Sunday, Jul. 14, 2002 at 12:48 PM
Ilogical Anselm Sunday, Jul. 14, 2002 at 6:49 PM
Police corruption and Murder Willis Earl Wilson Monday, Jul. 15, 2002 at 3:30 AM
Then Provide Some Usefull INformation H will Tuesday, Jul. 16, 2002 at 7:52 AM
FREE CROOKS Nathan Tuesday, Jul. 16, 2002 at 10:21 AM
Crooks Defense Fund Nathan Tuesday, Jul. 16, 2002 at 12:03 PM
BOGUS Ja Tuesday, Jul. 16, 2002 at 3:45 PM
Help Out True Victims Ja Tuesday, Jul. 16, 2002 at 3:48 PM
Keep Him In If... With Open Eyes Tuesday, Jul. 16, 2002 at 4:33 PM
Crooks is a Dumbass George Wednesday, Jul. 17, 2002 at 7:24 PM
wow you guys are not paying attention Jon Wednesday, Jul. 17, 2002 at 9:43 PM
DJ name? Sk! Wednesday, Jul. 17, 2002 at 10:46 PM
mr mike mckee Thursday, Jul. 18, 2002 at 3:07 PM
George is a Dumbass George's Mom Thursday, Jul. 18, 2002 at 5:39 PM
Legal Shmegal Lalala Friday, Jul. 19, 2002 at 12:35 AM
Where is the protest? Greg Friday, Jul. 19, 2002 at 4:20 AM
Doctor Paul Kevorkian Friday, Jul. 19, 2002 at 5:33 AM
HIt & Run & Intoxicated bobo Friday, Jul. 19, 2002 at 8:43 AM
Crooks' Intentions Sara Sullivan Monday, Jul. 22, 2002 at 12:16 PM
This is a little disheartening FluxRostrum Monday, Jul. 22, 2002 at 9:28 PM
Crooks N. Tuesday, Jul. 23, 2002 at 9:10 AM
even fuck ups need protection johnk Wednesday, Jul. 24, 2002 at 9:52 PM
New abuse claim against officer Robert Friday, Jul. 26, 2002 at 8:09 AM
citizens for police mitchell crooks Monday, Nov. 17, 2003 at 6:46 AM
In response to Mitch the crying lil' bitch Morse Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008 at 10:18 AM
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