Monday, June 07, 2004

Prison Abuse and Murder Has Been Happening for Awhile and Closer To Home than Abu Ghraib-Event

Will you be in the Downtown Manhattan area around lunchtime on Wednesday, June 9?
Maybe you'll be in Sunset Park , Brooklyn around 6 pm the same day.

Support a mother's 7 year struggle for justice. Prison abuse and murder has been happening right here against people of color in NYC for years.



Jose Santo's story
In May 1997, Jose Jr., was in Rikers Island on simple parole violation charges. He was waiting to go before the Judge. But, on June 9th, 1997 his parents, Maria and Jose Santos, received news of their son's death. Rikers Island officials claimed that Jose Jr. committed suicide. That he hung himself from a chair. But we ask how?! There is no moveable furniture in the cells! Where is the evidence? Inmates heard Jose, Jr. screaming in the middle of the night and saw Goon Squad Correction Officers going to his cell. Why were his organs removed without permission of the family? To this day no one has been indicted for Jose's murder. Come join the Santos family as they demand the case be reopened, properly investigated and those responsible brought to justice! There is power in numbers!
Sin justicia no hay paz!

On the 7 year anniversary of his death


JUSTICE FOR JOSE SANTOS, JR.
EVENTS
WEDNESDAY JUNE 9, 2004

Press Conference
11am
NYC Department of Corrections
60 Hudson St. between Thomas and Worth Sts.
A, C, 1, 2, 3 to Chambers Street

Vigil
6pm
Santos Family Residence
438-61st St. Brooklyn
N, R trains to 59th Street

For more information call the Justice Committee 212-353-7825 or email Justicecommittee@hotmail.com

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