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Announcement :: Human Rights
March 25 - "The Fight for Justice!" A Benefit Concert for the Somerville 5
by International Action Center
Email: iacboston (nospam) iacboston.org
22 Mar 2006
"The Fight for Justice!" A Benefit Concert for the Somerville 5
Saturday, March 25
Hibernian Hall (Roxbury Center for the Arts)
184 Dudley St. (near Dudley bus station)
Tickets are $3 for youth & $10 for adults
City Councilor Chuck Turner's office
51 Roxbury St.
417 Blue Hill Ave.
If you can't come to the concert, please make a donation.
If you have been a victim of police brutality or racial profiling, come and speak out! Take a stand with others and fight back!
The Somerville 5 were victims of racial profiling and a brutal, unprovoked attack by Medford police on April 20, 2005. This attack by racist police was quickly covered up. The police, courts, D.A., local media and press and education officials have all worked together to frame these young men.
The five went out to enjoy a carnival in Medford, Massachusetts. But the night turned into one of horror that changed their lives forever. The five were beaten, maced, arrested and psychologically traumatized by 10 white Medford police. False charges against them include assault with a deadly weapon, assault and battery, and disorderly conduct.
The five young men, all high school students, have endured, along with their families, unjust expulsion from school even before their cases are heard and have had to spend thousands of dollars for lawyers to rebut their racist frame-up.
The five’s unjust treatment is part of an institutional practice of racial profiling and police brutality in the Greater Boston area and nationwide as detailed by recent local media reports
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