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Tue Jun 7, 2016, 10:32 AM Jun 2016

57,000 BLM Supporters Vow Packing Court Jasmine Richards Sentencing [View all]

Last edited Wed Jun 8, 2016, 10:24 AM - Edit history (1)

Source: Pasadena Now News

Supporters of Black Lives Matter Pasadena organizer Jasmine Richards plan to pack the Los Angeles Superior Courtroom in Pasadena Tuesday during Richards’ sentencing after she was convicted last Thursday of the felony charge of attempting to unlawfully remove a suspect from police officers, formerly known as “felony lynching.”

The conviction carries a maximum sentence of four years in prison. Richards’ supporters say the charge against her was politically motivated and “trumped up” and are asking the judge in the case to either overturn the jury decision to convict Richards or to release her.

The movement has gathered over 57,900 signatures in five days on a letter of support for their position they plan to present to Superior Court Judge Elaine Lu.

In a press release, Black Lives Matter said that the conviction be overturned on the grounds that the facts presented at the trial did not support the charge,” said Richards’ attorney Nana Gyamfi.

Read more: http://www.pasadenanow.com/main/black-lives-matter-supporters-gather-57000-signatures-vow-to-pack-pasadena-court-during-jasmine-richards-sentencing-tuesday/#.V1bZWMrn_qD


[center][font size=6 color=red] UPDATE [/font]
[font size=6 color=burnt] Jasmine Richards Sentenced to
90 days in Jail, for Lynching

Think Progress posted this item "Black Lives Matter Organizer Sentenced To 90 Days In Prison", yesterday, about the sentencing of 3 months in prison, for "felony lynching" of BLM, Pasadena, California activist, Jasmine Richards.

It was an ommission by Think Progress, about the fact that Jasmine Richards is also on 3 years probabtion.

Additionally, Think Progress reports this video as that of the arrest of the BLM activist; but that's an error, as the video is that of the person that Jasmine and others were trying to make aware, to the police, was the wrong person to arrest.

The real issue is that the Pasadena Police Department did not feel the need to arrest Jasmine, at the scene, nor the others who were as much, or even more, active in trying to free the woman actually arrested.

Reportedly, California Governor Jerry Brown had removed the word "lynching" from the California Code book, prior to the arrest of Jasmine Richards. Whether or not her attorneys will file an appeal, remains to be seen.

Here's the video of the incident that Think Progress mistates is the arrest of Jasmine

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