Fill in the form below to send a message telling Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, the Baltimore City Council, Baltimore County State’s Attorney Schellenberger, President Obama, Attorney General Lynch, Maryland Governor Hogan, the Maryland Congressional Delegation and other Congressional leaders, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, and members of the media: Amnesty for All Arrested Baltimore Youth! Drop All the Charges! Justice for Freddie Grey!
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To: Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake
cc: Baltimore City Council, Baltimore County State’s Attorney Schellenberger, President Obama, Attorney General Lynch, Maryland Gov. Hogan, Maryland Congressional Delegation, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, members of the media
Baltimore’s youth are not thugs! I call on the Mayor, the City Council and the State Attorney’s office to drop all charges. I call for full amnesty, along with continuing the demand for justice for Freddie Grey.
In the past several weeks, close to 500 people have been arrested. Some have been brutally beaten in front of television cameras, pepper-sprayed and held in central booking and at a nearby juvenile facility without due process.
Those arrested were denied their right to see a court commissioner within the 24-hour period previously required.
Those arrested also include journalists, medics and legal observers.
Allen Bullock, whose parents urged him to turn himself in after he was pictured on a news media photo for allegedly breaking a police cruiser’s windows, is facing life in prison. His bail was set at $500,000, which is more than three times higher than the $150,000 bail set for the officers charged with the murder of Freddie Grey. How can city officials equate property damage with the life of a human being?
The youth of Baltimore need our support. We demand: Drop all charges and grant full amnesty; the people of Baltimore, especially the youth, need full employment at a livable wage; decent education and housing, not jails, racism and police terror.
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