the naughty north presents…

23 10 2008

The Naughty North Collective has joined forces with The Dooryard to
throw a queer cabaret benefit bash on November 16th in Portland, ME.
The show will feature slamming poetry, scuzzy electro gender-deviant
hip hop, drag muppets teaching self-defense and much more! So come on
down and check out the NJ4 t-shirts, patches, info and support self
defense! @ The Dooryard, 108 High Street, Portland ME, Sunday
November 16th, 7pm, $1-$10!

the naughty north presents...

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Renata’s Trial Rescheduled; Contact the District Attorney Today!

16 10 2008

As announced earlier this month, Renata Hill was scheduled to face retrial on October 14th. Supporters from across the country responded by demanding an end to the prosecution of Renata.

As a result of our efforts and court bureaucracy, Renata’s trial has been rescheduled to take place on November 20th, 2008.

Please spread the word and ask your friends to send additional letters to Robert M. Morgenthau, the District Attorney of New York County. When you send your letter, email freenj4(at)yahoo.com so we can keep a count of the number of new letters dispatched to the D.A.

Use the sample letter below or use your own words. With more pressure, we can end the prosecution of Renata Hill.

***********************

[Your Name]

[Your address]

Robert M. Morgenthau

District Attorney

New York County

1 Hogan Place

New York, NY 10013

[Date]

Re: People vs. Renata Hill

Dear Mr. Morgenthau:

I am writing concerning the case of Renata Hill, who is currently awaiting a retrial on charges stemming from an incident in August 2006. Her conviction for Gang Assault was recently overturned on appeal.

I want to encourage you to stop further prosecution in this case, and to release Ms. Hill so that she may get on with her life. Ms. Hill has already served two years on charges resulting from a street altercation that she did not initiate. While she was incarcerated, she was separated from her young son. She also suffered the death of her mother, whose memorial she was unable to attend. Since their convictions on Gang Assault charges, the felony convictions against both Ms. Hill and one of her co-defendants were overturned by the appellate courts. The two other defendants are currently awaiting their appeal hearings.

Notably, the complainant in this matter has commenced a multi million dollar lawsuit and runs a website, Dwayne Buckle Foundation for Justice, seeking donations to his cause based on virulent anti-gay and lesbian attacks.

I believe that further prosecution and incarceration of Ms. Hill would be unjust. She has been punished enough for her role in the event – both by actual imprisonment, and in the impact that imprisonment has had upon her life. I appreciate any assistance you can provide in preventing any further injustice.

Thank you for your consideration.

Sincerely,





Illinois Fundraiser

15 10 2008

Join the Midwest NJ7 Solidarity Collective and CRAAC! for a film screening and fundraiser on Monday, October 27th at 6:30pm in the Wahl Room of the University YMCA (1001 S. Wright St., Champaign IL).

$2-4 donation suggested.





the awesome silkscreen design by lacey!!!!

8 10 2008

CLICK TO STEAL & REPRODUCE!

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If you sell anything with this image on it, it is your responsibility to get any funds to the NJ4!





5 10 2008





You are needed to help stop the re-prosecution of Renata Hill, of the NJ4

2 10 2008

October 2nd, 2008

(12 days to stop the prosecution)

Friends and Allies,

We hope this is a call to action finds you well and with a few moments to respond immediately. Enclosed is a sample letter addressed to Robert M. Morgenthau, the District Attorney of New York County, in which we state our goals of ending the prosecution of Renata Hill. Please send your letter immediately.

On Ocober 14th, Renata Hill, one of the New Jersey 7, is scheduled to face her retrial. We are in suport of her desire to not have to go back to trial, and demand that the charges against her cease.

Please send this letter, or one similar in your own words, to the address listed. After sending in the letter, please let us know so that we can tally how many letters have been sent. (freenj4@yahoo.com)

Forward widely. We will be in touch to follow up with where we are in pressuring the DA or the possible need to escalate pressure.

For Our Defense,
Bay Solidarity
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SAMPLE LETTER:

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

[Your Name]

[Your address]

Robert M. Morgenthau

District Attorney

New York County

1 Hogan Place

New York, NY 10013

[Date]

Re: People vs. Renata Hill

Dear Mr. Morgenthau:

I am writing concerning the case of Renata Hill, who is currently awaiting a retrial on charges stemming from an incident in August 2006. Her conviction for Gang Assault was recently overturned on appeal.

I want to encourage you to stop further prosecution in this case, and to release Ms. Hill so that she may get on with her life. Ms. Hill has already served two years on charges resulting from a street altercation that she did not initiate. While she was incarcerated, she was separated from her young son. She also suffered the death of her mother, whose memorial she was unable to attend. Since their convictions on Gang Assault charges, the felony convictions against both Ms. Hill and one of her co-defendants were overturned by the appellate courts. The two other defendants are currently awaiting their appeal hearings.

Notably, the complainant in this matter has commenced a multi million dollar lawsuit and runs a website, Dwayne Buckle Foundation for Justice, seeking donations to his cause based on virulent anti-gay and lesbian attacks.

I believe that further prosecution and incarceration of Ms. Hill would be unjust. She has been punished enough for her role in the event – both by actual imprisonment, and in the impact that imprisonment has had upon her life. I appreciate any assistance you can provide in preventing any further injustice.

Thank you for your consideration.

Sincerely,