Resisting Profiling, Preemptive Prosecution and Prisoner Abuse


Add to My Calendar Saturday, July 16, 2011


A citizens' hearing to confront repression of human rights and civil liberties by the criminal justice system

Saturday, July 16, 2011
3-6 PM
Reception: 2:30 PM

Shrine of the Black Madonna Cultural Center
13535 Livernois Avenue
Detroit, Michigan

Prosecutorial Persecution in the Criminal Justice System
Shahid Buttar, Executive Director, Bill of Rights Defense Committee
Steve Downs, Esq., National Coalition to Protect Civil Freedoms
Dawud Walid, CAIR-MI
Abayomi Azikiwe, Pan-African News Wire

Video Presentation
Mel Underbakke, National Coalition to Protect Civil Freedoms

Impact of Preemptive Prosecution on Families
Tamer Mehenna, Boston, MA
Tom Burke, Grand Rapids, MI
Sponsor:  National Coalition to Protect Civil Freedoms (NCPCF)

Co-Sponsors Include: Islamic House of Wisdom, US Human Rights Network, Michigan Emergency Coalition Against War and Injustice (MECAWI), Bill of Rights Defense Committee (BORDC), American Friends Service Committee-Michigan Criminal Justice Program, Families United For Justice In America (FUJA), Council on American Islamic Relations-CAIR-MI, Justice For Shifa and Haris Support Committee, Project SALAM, Friends of Human Rights, Muslim Center of Detroit, Peace Education Center, Center for Constitutional Rights
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*CCR currently represents several clients in the Michigan area in their challenge to Kifah's placement in a Communications Management Unit, a federal prison unit designed to isolate and segregate certain prisoners from the rest of the federal prison population, and restrict their ability to maintain contact with their friends and family. Learn more about the CMUs here.

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July 15, 2011