Wednesday, May 28th: Court Support for Sundiata Acoli

Sundiata-AcoliTomorrow morning (on Wednesday, May 28th) his lawyer will present an argument on his behalf in NJ Appellate Court. This is in response to the NJ State parole board’s continued denial of Sundiata’s release after serving 40 years in prison and completing his sentence. The hearing is open to the public for anyone who would like to support and attend.

fund-driveFor those who can’t make it, contributions towards Sundiata’s legal fees are also needed. Funds can be sent by logging into to and sending funds to The Sundiata Acoli Freedom Campaign at the email address:


Folks can also write to Sundiata at:
Sundiata Acoli #39794-066 (Squire)
FCI Cumberland
P.O. Box 1000
Cumberland, MD 21501

Here are the details regarding the hearing:

court-supportWe must plan to be in the courtroom by 10 AM – the argument is scheduled for 10 AM. The court is the appellate division courtroom at the Hughes Justice Complex, 25 Market St, Trenton, NJ. The courtroom is on the 5th

You will need to check in through the security gate metal detector and then sign in at the check in desk where you will need a photo ID. You should should say that you are going to the Appellate Division courtroom and they will give you a pass.

Please allow at least twenty minutes (if possible, a bit longer) to walk from the parking lot, go through security and check in before the argument time.

If traveling by train from NYC, the NJ Transit Midtown Direct train from New York Penn Station to Trenton Train Station is the best route. Taxis are available from there.


Send a letter of support for Jeremy Hammond by Oct. 15th

“We are currently collecting letters of support to ask Judge Loretta Preska for leniency in sentencing.  Historically, pre-sentencing letters have proven to persuade judges’ opinions in that they show how much support someone has and how valuable they are to their communities.

court-supportAnd don’t forget to pack the courtroom on Friday, November 15th, the day on which Jeremy will be sentenced.

You can find the template below, or you can download it in either Microsoft Word or PDF formats.

The deadline for submitting these letters is October 15, 2013.

write-inCompleted letters can be (1) faxed to 347.402.2014, (2) scanned and emailed to sarah at kunstlerlaw dot net, or (3) mailed to:

The Law Office of Susan G. Kellman
25 Eighth Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11217

Please do not send your letter directly to the Court – it will not be read.

If you have any questions, please call 718.783.8200 or email sarah at kunstlerlaw dot net.

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Monday: Pack the courtroom to challenge stop-and-frisk!

court-supportThis coming Monday, March 18, Floyd v. City of New York will go to trial. The Floyd trial, which challenges New York City’s stop-and-frisk practices as racially discriminatory and unconstitutional, marks the culmination of more than a decade’s work by CCR on issues of abusive policing.

Help pack the courtroom starting Monday at 10am: 500 Pearl Street, Courtroom 15-C (please come at least 30 minutes early to leave time to get through security).

alvinAttorneys in the case will hold a press conference in the morning before the trial begins. An NPR interview with one of the plaintiffs and one of the witnesses in the trial will run on Morning Edition. At lunchtime, community groups will rally and hold a press conference. And when the day is done, CCR will post the first of its daily reports on the trial.

Daily updates will be posted on the CCR website, Facebook and Twitter. Follow and use the hashtag #NYPDonTRIAL to share and retweet our updates and media coverage of the trial.

If you can contribute financially, please donate to support CCR’s work on important issues like the Floyd trial.

FRIDAY: Pack the Bronx Court to Keep Bro. Shep Free!


9:00 AM SHARP!
215 E.161st STREET

All Power To The People!

During this past Spring’s “Bogus Weapons Case” against Bro. Shaka Shakur, “Original” Black Panther Party Veteran and long time community activist Sadiki “Shep” Ojore Olugbala was identified as a leader, politically targeted and unjustly arrested inside of the Bronx Criminal Court house for his experienced supervision in the orderly departure of both Bro. Shaka’s attorney and his many supporters from the courtroom.

This arrest was made at the same time that several other court officers were engaged in a heated discussion with Bro. Shaka’s noted activist attorney Michael “Tarif” Warren in regards his objection of the court officers overall disrespect towards those people who had come to the trial in support of Bro. Shaka.

Unfortunately, despite yet another court victory by the people The
State has decided to make an example of Bro. Shep in order to have him imprisoned and to continue its current city-wide court campaign to “intimidate & curtail” the growing peoples movement to “Pack The Court House” in support of both organizers and/or the victims of Police Terror by the NYPD.

Finally, addition to the criminal charges in Bro. Shep’s case, is the very real question of whether or not the people can actually receive a fair and unbiased trial when both the arresting NYS Court Officers and the presiding NYS Court Judges personally know, socialize and work with each other on a regular basis.

This legal contradiction, as well as the aforementioned City-Wide Court Campaign to violate our 1st Amendment Constitutional Rights both inside & outside the courthouse, will be addressed during this trial as well.