UPDATE Dec 1, 2011 m
Thank you to all those who passed the word about Askia and Tanya’s trial and all those who planned to attend. I regret to inform you that the trial has been pushed back to January 28, 2012 in order to give the accusing (guilty) officer time to heal from a supposed injury unrelated to the case; if he does not show in January the false charges against Askia and Tanya will be dropped. We are well aware of the legal technicalities that can be used to obstruct justice, we ask that you remain vigilant and support the ACAPB and Askia’s family in our continued efforts.
Shesheena A. Bray
Monday Nov 26: TRIAL OF ASKIA SABUR BEGINS WEDNESDAY 11/28/12!! FREE ASKIA!! END POLICE BRUTALITY!!
PHILADELPHIA-The trial for the case of Askia Sabur against Officers Jimmy Leocal and Donyule Williams for brutally attacking him Sep. 3, 2010 begins Wednesday Novemeber 28th 2012. Trial will be held at the Municipal Court CJC at 1301 Filbert St Courtroom 702.
On Septemeber 3, 2010 Askia Sabur a resident of West Philadelphia was waiting for his food in a corner store on Lansdowne Ave and Allison St when police officers brutally beat him. Angry community residents recorded the beating with their cell phones leading to the video going viral and causing a national uproar. Askia (who is still in prison awaiting trial) was left with severe head and back injuries from the attack.
Locally activists and community residents formed the We Are Askia Coalition @weareaskia and organized large scale protests to the local 19th District Police Station and throughout the community.
The work around getting justice for Askia Sabur played a major role in the founding of the Hip Hop Party for the People.
JUSTICE FOR ASKIA SABUR!!!!
Come out and support Askia Sabur and Askia Coalition Against Police Brutality
on November 28, 2012 at 9am to the Criminal Justice Center on 13th & Filbert Streets in PhiladelpHe has been on lock down for over two years, facing bogus charges after receiving a brutal beating at the hands of Philadelphia police officers. Justice for Askia!
Here Are A Few Photos From Community Protest That Happen After The Beaten Of Askia