The murder of Alton Sterling, the request by Dillan Roofs attorneys to drop all charges, The 99th “officer of the year” sentenced to 30 years for working with a gun cartel, the national prison labor strike, the attempt by the DOJ to reduce prison numbers instead of prisoners and so much more.
We’ll go through this week’s collection of stories articles and events with an abolitionist perspective.
• Our Rider of the 21st Century Underground Railroad is 43-year-old William Richards who was released from prison on June 21, 2016 and on June 28, 2016, the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office dismissed the charge. He spent 20 years in prison as an innocent man.
• Our abolitionist in profile is Elijah Parish Lovejoy (1802-1837) a native of Albion, Maine, was murdered in Alton, Illinois by a pro-slavery mob on November 7, 1837 while defending his right to promote the abolition of slavery in the United States.
Expect all of that and more tonight on New Abolitionists Radio