Court Support for Amory

When:
July 16, 2019 @ 8:45 am – 11:00 am
2019-07-16T08:45:00+00:00
2019-07-16T11:00:00+00:00

Please come out to support Amory, who is the third person who will be serving a ten day jail sentence after taking action to resist ICE in Bristol County, Massachusetts.

Last August four people with The FANG Collective were arrested at the Bristol County House Corrections after peacefully blocking the entrances to the prison. The action was carried out in solidarity with ICE detainees who were on hunger strike to protest the dire conditions at the facility. Bristol County Sheriffs reacted to the action with violence, resulting in two demonstrators receiving traumatic brain injuries.

Amory, one of the four people arrested at the action has been sentenced to ten days in jail. Last month Holly, one of the other people who were arrested as part of the action, served a jail sentence in Bristol County. Another person began their sentence last week. Sherrie, who is the fourth person being prosecuted for taking action, could begin their trial this month.

Amory is beginning their jail sentence on Tuesday, July 16th. We are asking folks to pack the New Bedford District Court to show our support for Amory and the other folks with FANG who are facing prosecution.

Sheriff Hodgson, the head of the Bristol County Sheriff’s Department is a close ally of Trump and is known for his violent and racist policies. Hodgson is facing several lawsuits and investigations focused on corruption and the awful conditions at the facilities he oversees.

You can read more about the #ShutDownICE campaign and the action that Amory was a part of at: ShutDownICEnow.org