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BK/NY – Tuesday, November 12th – Letter-Writing Dinner For David Campbell

WHAT: Political Prisoner Letter-Writing Dinner
WHEN: 7pm sharp, Tuesday, November 12th, 2019
WHEREThe Base – 1302 Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn, New York 11221 (directions below)

NOTE: The Base is on the ground floor, is wheelchair accessible, and has a gender neutral toilet.
COST: Free

david_campbell_netsA couple of months ago, we broke the shocking story of how the United States is founded on white supremacy and to this day brutally punishes those who resist it (NOTE: sadly, this was not breaking news, but has been known and allowed to continue since this country’s inception). With this week’s every-other-week political prisoner letter-writing dinner, NYC ABC is focusing on David Campbell, a local to this city who showed up to protest the status quo of the far right and it now serving 18 months in Rikers Island.

David Campbell is a lover of language and the arts, who was two weeks away from moving to Paris to study French translation when his dedication to combat the alt-right drew him to a protest. At the protest a brawl broke out in which a 56-year-old intoxicated alt-right man was knocked unconscious. Cops stepped in and broke David’s leg in two places. When cops injure someone, it is common to overcharge the person in an attempt to justify such actions and that’s what happened to David. Video surveillance later failed to serve as useful evidence for the prosecution, so they dropped the charges. However, rather than let this case be done, and in some blatant “both sides-ist” bullshit, the District Attorney’s office filed gang assault charges against David. Faced with the prospect of losing at trial and being sent upstate, with its known problems of white power gangs and white supremacist prison guards, David took a non-cooperating plea agreement. Under this agreement, David is able to serve 18 months at Rikers Island, with no additional parole or supervised release after the fact.

If for whatever reason you are not able to join us, please write to David:
David Campbell #3101900657
Eric M. Taylor Center
10-10 Hazen Street
East Elmhurst, New York 11370

Directions:
Getting to The Base is simple:
From the M Train:
Central Avenue Stop: Walk east on Myrtle Avenue (away from Hart Street, toward Cedar Street). We’re about two blocks down on the south side of the street.

Knickerbocker Avenue Stop: Walk west on Myrtle Avenue (away from Harman Street, toward Himrod Street). We’re about three blocks down on the south side of the street.

From the L Train:
DeKalb Avenue Stop: Walk south on Stockholm Street (away from Wyckoff Avenue, toward Irving Avenue). We’re about four blocks down, at the intersection of Stockholm Street and Myrtle Avenue.

From the J Train:
Myrtle Avenue Stop: Transfer to the M train and follow the above directions.

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