BLOGGING FOR JUSTICE
AfroSpear Bloggers are working to raise awareness about two rape cases today in conjunction with AfricanAmericanPoliticalPundit and the Blogging for Justice campaign.
The incidents are the West Virginia rape case involving Megan Williams, and the gang rape that occurred in Florida where a woman was forced to have sex with her son.
Here are some of the details about each horrible situation, per the AfroSpear.
Megan Williams thought she was going to a party. For more than a week, authorities say, the 20-year-old black woman was kept captive in a shed, tortured, beaten, forced to eat rat, dog and human feces, and raped by six white men and women who taunted her with racial slurs. “They just kept saying ‘This is what we do to niggers down here,’” Williams told The Associated Press in one of her most extensive interviews since the shocking case made national headlines last month.
A national march is being organized in West Virginia on November 3 to bring attention to case. Many people are wondering why the six suspects haven’t been charged with a hate crime.
Dunbar Village Rape
Hoping to steal money and jewelry, Avion Lawson, 14, said he and someone else wore masks when they entered the 35-year-old woman’s apartment that night, according to the documents. Once inside, Lawson said, he and his accomplice, whose name is blacked out on the report, encountered the woman in bed with three other masked males around her. Lawson told police he sexually assaulted her and stole two video games and a truck.
You can read more about the story here.
To make donations to assist the victims, please contact:
the Dunbar Village Victim Assistance Fund – St. Ann’s.
St. Ann’s Catholic Church
310 N. Olive Avenue
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
THE FREEDOM TECHNOLOGY CHRISTMAS
AfroSpear bloggers are asking that people give the gift of technology to children in the community this Christmas.
“The gift of communication technology like computers and webcams is the best gift that you can give your children and family, because it empowers them to educate and advocate for the Black community and for themselves,” said the African American Political Pundit. “Black blogging encourages writing skills and critical thinking, which are precisely the skills our children need,” said the African American Political Pundit.
Several community groups in Philadelphia are outraged that Municipal Judge Teresa Carr Deni has dropped all rape and assault charges in the case of a woman gang-raped at gunpoint because the woman was a prostitute.
A press conference is scheduled at 1pm today at Philadelphia’s Criminal Justice Center. The folowing is a quote from a press release that was posted on the AfroSpear google group:
*All* women have the right to protection from violence. The idea that any woman is “asking for it” is a lie that we fought for decades to destroy. It is especially offensive to see it revived by a female judge, who reached her position as a result of the women’s movement and is now
using her power to deny justice to the most vulnerable women.
Looks like the judge who is female has landed herself in some hot water over the ruling. A campaign to remove her from her seat is now underway. Read more about it here.