A couple of months ago, we broke the shocking story of how the United States is founded on white supremacy and to this day brutally punishes those who resist it (NOTE: sadly, this was not breaking news, but has been known and allowed to continue since this country’s inception). With this week’s every-other-week political prisoner letter-writing dinner, NYC ABC is focusing on David Campbell, a local to this city who showed up to protest the status quo of the far right and it now serving 18 months in Rikers Island.
David Campbell is a lover of language and the arts, who was two weeks away from moving to Paris to study French translation when his dedication to combat the alt-right drew him to a protest. At the protest a brawl broke out in which a 56-year-old intoxicated alt-right man was knocked unconscious. Cops stepped in and broke David’s leg in two places. When cops injure someone, it is common to overcharge the person in an attempt to justify such actions and that’s what happened to David. Video surveillance later failed to serve as useful evidence for the prosecution, so they dropped the charges. However, rather than let this case be done, and in some blatant “both sides-ist” bullshit, the District Attorney’s office filed gang assault charges against David. Faced with the prospect of losing at trial and being sent upstate, with its known problems of white power gangs and white supremacist prison guards, David took a non-cooperating plea agreement. Under this agreement, David is able to serve 18 months at Rikers Island, with no additional parole or supervised release after the fact.
If for whatever reason you are not able to join us, please write to David:
David Campbell #3101900657
Eric M. Taylor Center
10-10 Hazen Street
East Elmhurst, New York 11370