Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Ferguson: 5 Places to Donate

Bail and Legal Fund for Those Arrested During Ferguson Anti-Police Demonstrations

"A bail and legal fund has been established to support the 43 or so people who have been arrested during the anti-police demonstrations in Ferguson, Mo.  Please spread the word widely and help us get some money together to get these people out.Also, we are looking for information on who was arrested so we can get them legal support and bail them out if necessary. If you have a friend or family member who was arrested, please email us their name at antistatestl@riseup.net"

"Despite overwhelming evidence that Mike Brown, an unarmed teenager, was murdered by Officer Darren Wilson, Officer Wilson has yet to be indicted. Despite the fact that six witnesses have said that Mike Brown had his hands up when he was fatally shot six times and then left dead in the middle of the street for four hours while Ferguson and St Louis Police got their lies together, Officer Darren Wilson has yet to be indicted. There are protestors in Ferguson who will stay there protesting until an indictment is handed down. And indictment is hardly justice, but it is the fairest procedure. These are young men and women who have put their lives on hold to stand up for all of our freedoms. The overly militarized police force in Ferguson has attempted to criminalize them by harassing and throwing them in jail for exercising their right to peaceful protest. They need our help. They need money for legal funds and they need money to live. The Ferguson Legal Defense Fund will help. We have partnered with Tef Poe and Tory Russell from Ferguson October to make sure the funds received go exactly where they are needed."

"All donations go directly to the St. Louis Area Foodbank & will be used to feed kids in Ferguson and nearby areas. For updates, please see below or visit: http://stlfoodbank.org."

You can donate here

Ferguson Legal Support

"The NLG has been on the ground providing legal support to protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, following the murder of Michael Brown. Please consider making a small donation for our efforts. All money raised will go to supporting Guild work, such as:
  • Legal Observer Hats and other equipment
  • Court Fees and other costs incurred by NLG lawyers
  • Housing and travel for Legal Observers and lawyers
We are working with the community in collaboration with other organizations, providing the support that local organizers specifically request."
"Ferguson Municipal Library remains open and ready to welcome the public, including the many children for whom school was cancelled this week. If you are safe and warm where you are, and worried about this little city that is hurting right now, please consider a donation of any size to the library. Link is in upper right corner. Let’s do what we can to spread some joy and support today."

1 comment:

  1. Great post, Beth, Ferguson needs help now. I wrote something about it on my blog too if you want to check it out xoxo Still can't believe he's not being indicted