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Please Help - Solidarity Needed in Northern Cali

Court date for man who videotaped 16-year old being assaulted by police
Donovan Jackson is the 16-year old who was slammed onto the hood of a police car by Inglewood (CA) Police Officers on July 6. You, no doubt, have seen the videotape of that incident by now. At this moment, we are writing to seek your support of Mitchell Crooks.

Mitchell is the man who videotaped Donovan being assaulted by the cops. He is being held in the Placer County Jail and has a trial date of next Wednesday, August 21, at 8:30 am. The courthouse is located in the Placer County Jail | 2775 Richardson Dr | Auburn CA 95603 | Phone: (530) 745-8500.

They are attempting to make an example out of him and be very punitive. We need for people already in that area / Northern Cali to go to Mitchell's trial and let Mitchell and the powers-that-be know that Mitchell is supported and that they are being watched.

Please help in whatever way that you can. We need bodies in that courtroom on August 21.

Thank you very much for your assistance.

Please don't hesitate to contact us for further information; as we get it we will pass it along to you.

Thank you again.


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What is the allegation? 15.Aug.2002 10:20

Bill Lascher


I'm just curious if anybody knows what the justification was for Mitchell's arrest. Whether or not it is valid, it would be helpful to know what he was accused of and what crime he is being charged with.