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Support Needed: People Arrested at Kimani Grey Vigil

from FIERCE:

The NYPD has declared a portion of Flatbush a “Frozen Zone”, meaning media are not allowed in and people can be subjected to arrest for not following police orders. It basically means the area is under temporary martial law. The last times the NYPD declared a Frozen Zone was on the 10th anniversary of 9/11 and during the beginning of OWS.

Please call 311 to demand that everyone in connection to tonight’s Kimani vigil/march be released from the 71st precinct in Brooklyn. There’s one Malcolm X Grassroots Movement member arrested & two Justice Committee (JC) members arrested. A ton of community members who were at the vigil/march were also arrested. If you have friends/family in NYC please tell them to call 311. If you live in NYC please call 311. Let’s get them free! Please share!

QUICK ACTION STEP: In the meantime, please can folks help by calling the Brooklyn DA’s Office regarding the people arrested at the Kimani Gray vigil last night. To quote Justice Committee: NYPD decided not to release community members and Cop Watchers arrested at the vigil for Kimani “Kiki” Gray. Please call 718-250-2001 to demand NO charges be brought against all arrested.”

SUGGESTED SCRIPT via Marjorie Dove Kent: Hello, I’m a resident of Brooklyn/New York and I’m calling about those arrested last night in Flatbush at the vigil for Kimani Gray. I’m calling to ask that ALL charges be dropped against ALL those being held. I will call back later today to find out the status of their cases.

Justice Committee warns: 
*Everyone should expect the runaround when placing the call. DA’s office is also not going to want to listen to what you have to say. But it’s important that you call and demand they be release without charges/prosecution.

*We’re asking folks to place the call so the DA’s office feels pressure from NYers to NOT charge protesters and Cop Watchers. The decision to charge and prosecute arrestees is in the hands of the DA’s office. The decision to not release protesters now is in the hands of the NYPD.

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