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  • Michael Novick
    From: thandisizwe chimurenga FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Activists Call for Support for Veteran Activist Dhanifu Karim-Bey Supporters allege
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 3, 2011
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      From: thandisizwe chimurenga <tchimurenga@...>




      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


      Activists Call for Support for Veteran Activist
      Dhanifu Karim-Bey

      Supporters allege he is a target of unlawful police activity


      July 26,
      2011 CONTACT:
      Ali El
      <tel:323-247-0290>323-247-0290
      <mailto:akilahel@...>@akilahe;@...


      LOS ANGELES – Activists and concerned residents
      of South Los Angeles are calling for the dropping
      of charges against Dhanifu Karim-Bey who is
      scheduled to appear in a Norwalk courtroom on August 5, 2011 at 8 am.

      Karim-Bey, a co-founder of the Coalition Against
      Police Brutality, a member of the Southern
      California Black Panther Party and an at-risk
      youth counselor, alleges the car he was driving
      was illegally stopped by Los Angeles County
      Sheriffs in Norwalk. He was charged with
      possession of an unloaded weapon and is being
      charged by the District Attorney with a felony
      and a Third Strike. Karim-Bey could be sentenced
      to 25 years to Life if he is found guilty.

      His supporters maintain he was singled out for
      his activist work with youth in the community and
      that the charges should be dropped.

      According to Karim-Bey’s attorney Kwaku Duren,
      “His convictions are over 20 years old and there
      is some question about the actual character and
      status of the charged priors. … We intend to
      challenge the use of these priors … His case is a
      classic example of racial profiling and should be
      opposed by anyone concerned about the abuses of police authority,” said Duren.

      The community is asked to attend Karim-Bey’s
      court appearance on August 5, 2011 at 8 am at the
      Norwalk County District Court Department J, 12720 Norwalk Blvd., in Norwalk.
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