Court Support for Tom Rainey, part 3
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Background: Tom Rainey is being falsely accused of aggravated battery to a peace officer and resisting arrest. Tom is on house arrest with a $250,000 bond. Tom is facing a Class 2 felony aggravated battery charge.
These false charges are the result of a brutal police overreaction to a protest against white supremacy & a local neo-nazi in Chicago three days after the tragic events in Charlottesville.
If Tom were to be wrongfully convicted of this charge, he could be sentenced to serve three to seven years in prison.
Tom is encouraging folks to invite comrades and share this event. Stand with him and attend his court appearance to send a strong message to the state that white supremacy will not be tolerated here or anywhere!
For the last 35 years, Tom Rainey has been organizing with anti-racist movements from Chicago to San Francisco. From the anti-apartheid to Black Lives Matter movements, Tom has been on the front lines in the fight for racial justice. Over the years Tom has published articles, organized panels, educational campaigns & demonstrations.
To donate to Tom’s Legal Defense Fund, see & share https://fundrazr.com/b1H5w3?ref=ab_a6ojcb_ab_0IravIYLXU30IravIYLXU3