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Jury Deliberates for 7 Hours, Lynch Mob finds Ajamu & Moses Guilty!

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Another page in the struggle to free Comrade Ajamu Bandele's has turned today with his conviction by a lynch mob jury. Through the sham called the "judicial process" the first of several obstacles was of the 41 potential jurors, only one was African and there were no Latinos; this despite the fact that the trial took place in a city where Africans makes up 25% of the population (this not including the Latino population).

Second, of all the testimony provided by the State, none of the police that took part in the bust, saw what happened! Not one said, "I saw Moses buy drugs from Orlando". Every cop said, "I couldn't see what happened in the truck, it was dark". Lastly, Moses Coleman gave a heroic testimony that through the prosecution off. Attorney Comery with the DA's office, was so arrogant the she anticipated being able to make Moses look stupid, but he wiped the courtroom floor up with her! He is a true African Hero! class="float-left"/>

The State is the State!

It is important for us to have the capacity to defend ourselves as every attorney, judge, police officer, and military personel are a part of the State apparatus. The defense attorney, Jay Whittle, deliberately sabatoged what was an easy case to win. He made no objections throughout the trial and he raised not one word about Ajamu's political work, even as the prosecutor opened the door for it. Lastly, he convinced Ajamu not to testify under the guise that he would raise his work, his schooling, and his family in his closing statement, none of which he did. He did the prosecutor's job for her! We have to make a struggle to find "progressive" attorneys as the State increases its attacks on the movement. class="float-right"/>

Further Evidence of the Attacks on the right to "Free Speech"

On day one of the trial, an arrogant Judge Snyder caved to the request made by Prosecutor Comery to force the gallery of supporters to remove their "Free Ajamu" t-shirts; this despite acknowledging that Supreme Court ruled that "supporters" could where items into the courtroom. He basically said, "although the Supreme Court said it's okay, I'm still gonna make you take them off". This action set the stage for the subsequent "railroad" that took place. class="float-left"/>

"They Have Not Won a Victory, Only Further Exposed Their Corruption"

I want to personally thank all those who contributed to this campaign and say that WE WILL WIN. We will be immediately filing the post- trial motions, for retrial and an appeal. You can still contribute to the "Free Ajamu" legal defense by purchasing your official "Free Ajamu" t-shirt today for only $15.

Click here to purchase a Free Ajamu t-shirt


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