FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 11, 2017
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NC NAACP Attorney Geeta Kapur to Challenge the Ban from the NC General Assembly on the grounds that it violates the North Carolina Constitution, United States Constitution and North Carolina Criminal Procedure
RALEIGH – On Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 9 am at the Wake County Justice Center Courtroom 201, Attorney Kapur will represent the Forward Together Moral Movement and NC NAACP and will challenge the bond restriction or pretrial release condition – “DO NOT RETURN TO THE NC LEGISLATIVE BUILDING UNLESS AUTHORIZED TO DO SO” – banning North Carolinians who were arrested during a Healthcare protest at the General Assembly from returning to Jones Street indefinitely.
Over 30 members of the NC NAACP and Forward Together Moral Movement were jailed for protesting the extremist supermajority’s denial of healthcare to nearly 500,000 poor people, which will result in 1,145 deaths in year. On May 30, 2017, the same people, exercising their constitutional right, returned to the People’s House to peacefully petition and instruct their representatives. They were told they would be arrested again, if they tried to enter the building. Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, President of the NC NAACP was among the group that was banned from entering the People’s House on Jones Street and was threatened with rearrest by Chief Brock on June 13, 2017 when he reentered to deliver a letter to Speaker Moore.
The late Judge Learned Hand warned us all that the First Amendment “presupposs that right conclusions are more likely to be gathered out of a multitude of tongues, than through any kind of authoritative selection. To many this is, and always will be, folly; but we have stake upon it our all.”
WHO: The NC NAACP & Forward Together Moral Movement
WHAT: Court Hearing to Challenge the Ban of Citizens from their General Assembly
WHEN: Wednesday, July 12 to begin at 9 am
WHERE: Wake County Justice Center, Courtroom 201, 300 S. Salisbury St. Raleigh NC
|North Carolina NAACP · PO Box 335, Durham, NC 27702, United States
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