Don’t Allow Extreme Punishments Against Police Brutality Protestors

Target: Eric Gonzalez, District Attorney of Brooklyn, New York

Goal: Drop extreme charges against protestors accused of trying to set an unoccupied police car on fire.

Two protestors of color are being charged with crimes that come with minimum sentences of 45 years in prison. Colinford King Mattis and Urooj Rahma, both lawyers, allegedly tried to set an unoccupied police car on fire in response to police targeting fellow protestors with violence.

These are absurdly harsh sentences when people convicted of animal abuse, rape, or manslaughter often get only a fraction of these potential sentences. Sign our petition and demand that the district attorney significantly reduces the charges against these protestors.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Gonzalez,

Forty-five years in prison is an extreme sentence for the alleged crime of trying to light an unoccupied police car on fire. People who abuse animals, commit rape, and kill human beings have gotten far less severe sentences, and these obviously politically motivated charges need to be reduced.

There is no justice in sending the message that what amounts to vandalism is a more serious crime than rape or manslaughter. Any respect for your office will be shredded if these charges hold up, and you have the power to stop this. Don’t let Colinford King Mattis and Urooj Rahma receive such extreme punishments.

Sincerely,

[ Your Name Here ]

Photo Credit: Julius Schorzman




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