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PRISONERS TO THEIR FAMILIES UNDER THE RESTRUCTURED ROCKEFELLER LAWS.
KUNSTLER FUND IS COMMITTED TO HELP ELIGIBLE ROCKEFELLER INMATES GET
Read about the men and women represented
by Kunstler Fund President Margaret Ratner Kunstler
Hope to Inmate, March 3, 2005, Times Union, Elizabeth Benjamin
Sultan's "Rocky Road to Freedom," March 4, 2005, The Daily
•81-year-old Brooklyn man in wheelchair
released under new Rockefeller drug law, March 4, 2005, AP
•Saul Sultan queda
en libertad ‘Sólo quiero que vea a sus nietos’
•The end of the Rockefeller
Drug Laws is not an open door, Feb. 9 2005, NY Times, Leslie Eaton
BEST IS SERVING 15-YEARS-TO-LIFE FOR SIGNING FOR A FEDEX PACKAGE
Another tragic consequence of New York's Rockefeller
Learn more about Darryl's
the Kunstler Fund video (RealPlayer)
of the Disappeared
The Kunstler Fund has been working tirelessly to make sure the media
and the press has stayed focused on this unfolding story. We extend
our warm support and congratulations to the families of the Tulia
"A former undercover narcotics agent
whose testimony led to drug convictions of 38 people, nearly all of
them black, in a small, predominantly white Texas Panhandle town was
indicted yesterday on three felony perjury charges, a development
further damaging the credibility of his investigation." By Simon
Romero, NYT Read more.
The Legacy Of Tulia Be The Death Of Bucks For Busts Policing?
By Arianna Huffington
"Tom Coleman is merely the symptom of a much bigger
disease," says Randy Credico of the William Kunstler Fund for
Racial Justice, which was instrumental in bringing Tulia to the public's
attention. "It's this country's out of control drug task forces
that are the real cancer." Read more.
Matthews is Innocent
The Kunstler Fund salutes Ryan Matthews and his struggle for justice.
Ryan, who is mentally retarded, was 17-years-old when he was accused
of murdering a grocery store owner in Louisiana. Ryan was sentenced
to die in 1999, and is currently on death row at Angola Prison. His
lawyers recently uncovered DNA evidence that exonerates Ryan and points
to another killer. For more information, visit www.reprieve.org.
Kunstler Fund video, "Tulia, Texas: Scenes from the Drug War"
from Kunstler Fund Director Randy Credico
Blackburn, Mattie White, and Randy Credico on DemocracyNow!
PARK 5 EXONERATED
Democracy Now!: Listern
in Real Audio as Emily Kunstler reads exerpts from William Kunstler's
Autobiography, "My Life as a Radical Lawyer" about Yusef
Kunstler Fund Director Randy Credico was present in the courtroom
when Marion Young was sentenced to 35 years on November 15th, 2001
Caldwell, Texas. Exactly one year later his convicted was overturned
and the case was dismissed due to insufficent evidence. Texas' "Tulia
law" passed last year requiring corroborating evidence for the
testimony of undercover confidential informants to obtain a narcotics
conviction, and the case was overturned on that basis.
Court of Appeals Decision 11/14/02
Randy Credico's response to Young's
of the Disappeared honored at Union Square Awards.
The Union Square Awards seek to encourage grassroots activism as a
means of strengthening communities throughout New York City, and they
recognize notable contributions to the educational, economic and cultural
life of New York City. Read