United for No Injustice, Oppression or Neglect
Press Conference - Friday - - November 12, 2004
All families of prisoners are needed to attend a press conference to show their support and take a stand against the Wrongful Death of Anthony "Kirk" Brown who was murdered by guards at California Men's Colony San Luis Obispo on August 27, 2004. after he was pepper sprayed under a spitter's mask until he died.
This violation of the 8th Amendment's cruel and unusual punishment prohibition will be challenged by a lawsuit filed on behalf of Brown's family by the law firm of Ravis and Martin, Beverly Hills and filed in the Federal Central District Court. CMC San Luis Obispo is a facility that is supposed to protect and care for the mentally ill.
Anthony Brown was bipolar. When he acted out his mental illness, the guards killed him. Nothing was done to these guards to discipline them for cold-blooded murder. Another similar incident has already happened at CSP Lancaster. The prison successfully hid the inmate's name from the media. If the families of prisoners do not stand up against the abuse of mentally ill inmates and murder by pepper spray, conditions will worsen.
Be there or send someone to stand for you. The size of the crowd drives the media coverage. YOU are the crowd that is needed. Nobody is going to do your share of the writing to editors, showing up to press conferences and recruiting others to write and show up for you.
The ONLY reason in the world our loved ones are suffering is because the politicians in power over us are put into office by law enforcement labor unions. We must organize and mobilize now. We outnumber them all but that doesn't matter unless we are organized activists. The UNION daily newsletter teaches you how to fight back within the system. This is the 4th lawsuit UNION has supported to stand up to CDC since September 13, 2004 and the 6th since 1998.
Friday, November 12 at 10 a.m., - Rain or Shine - pack an umbrella
Roybal Federal Building
255 E. Temple at Los Angeles Street
Los Angeles, Ca.(the famed Olvera Street is four blocks away, Union Station is nearby so you can take the train)
South side of the Building by the Statue Parking is at lots on Main Street, near Olvera Street and shuttles run frequently so that you need not walk the four blocks to the courthouse.
Go to www.mapquest.com to get driving directions from your house.
Wear Black if possible,
plan to go to an inexpensive lunch with us afterward Please pass this out at the prisons this week end and post to all lists.
Passing email back and forth only causes reform if you are going to take a specific action after reading it such as writing to editors, showing up when called to prove we are intelligent enough to organize to file lawsuits, bringing others to join our UNION and getting out the vote.
B. Cayenne Bird, U.N.I.O.N. - P.O. Box 85, - Garden Valley,Ca. 95633A lawsuit to challenge the changes in Packages rules will be filed January 7, 2005. Plan to attend that event too and bring people. The UNION needs more funds & volunteers to be able to do real campaigns such as these. We have a statewide television show "Cayenne Common Sense" exposing CDC abuses. Your help and participation is necessary. We have no paid staff in the UNION, everyone is a volunteer just like you. http://www.1union1.com