In the most recent racist and reactionary link in the vicious chain of the politically motivated frame up of Boston African American City Councilor and community leader Chuck Turner, Federal Judge Woodlock denied Chuck's motion for a stay of execution of sentence pending the appeal of his conviction, effectively appointing himself judge jury and executioner, thus proving that Capitalist judges are always more class conscious than constitutionally minded.
Adding cruel and racist insult to injury, he has been sentenced to serve his 3 years at the United States Penitentiary at Hazelton in remote Bruceton Hills West Virginia. We must not allow this heroic and courageous brother and fighter for justice to be isolated and his voice be silenced. Below you will find Chuck's "See You Soon! Continue the Struggle" letter to supporters which appeared in the Boston Black Community paper, the Boston Banner. As Chuck has said "A Luta Continua - The Struggle Continues!
Please continue to support Chuck while he is incarcerated. Write to him at the Hazelton Minimum Security Camp P.O. 2000, Bruceton Mills, West Virginia 26525. Stay tuned for more information on how to help. Chuck has shown by his brilliant example how to fight back against the power of the state! "Be part of the Chain of Change!"
It seems inconceivable that after 46 years of service to my people and my community, I am about to spend three years in a federal lockup. However, as the song says, “Keep your Eyes on the Prize”. Don’t let the defeats in the struggle for justice distract. . Given the 400 year experience of our ancestors, I have no right to complain despite the injustice of it all.
Terri and I thank you for your wonderful support. It reminded us what community really means. How can you help? One way is to help retire the debt owed to us by the campaign. All contributions should be sent to P.O. Box 190251, Roxbury 02119. .
The most important assistance is to stand up and fight back whenever you see injustice. You and I know that US Attorney Sullivan’s objective was to break our spirit. They now know they can’t break mine. Show them the can’t break yours.. Be part of the unending the Chain of Change. Don’t complain. Fight Back. .
Former US Atty Sullivan has failed. His purpose was to silence me. However, he is learning that while his system can put my body in jail, my spirit and voice remain free. You can access my writings at SupportChuckTurner.com and BlackCommentator.com.
A Luta Continua—The Struggle Continues!
PS Please join me at the Forum, Crimes Under Color of Law, at 240 Dockser Hall, 65 Forsythe Street at N.U. Law School on March 24th at 7 p.m. I and others will be talking about the issue of the criminal collusion between the FBI and the MA US Atty’s office.
I will be incarcerated at the Hazelton Minimum Security Camp P.O. 2000, Bruceton Mills, West Virginia 26525 beginning March 25, 2011. Those wishing to communicate can write to me at the above address."