What happens inside the courtroom is determined by what happens outside the courtroom!
Mobilize for Court hearing on Tuesday, October 21, 2014!
Free and defend TavonTavon Grayson!
On Thursday, October 16, 2014 the Free and Defend Tavon Grayson committee will be joined by organizers of the Black is Back Coalition to hold a demonstration in front of the Orlando police department (OPD) headquarters at 9am to demand freedom for the 23 year old African who was ambushed and shot eight times by OPD forces on the night of July 19, 2014.
The demonstration at the police headquarters will take place before Tavon’s bond hearing, which will occur at the Orange County courthouse at 10am that same day.
Tavon should not be locked up
The hold is currently in place for two reasons:
1. Because he has been put in jail, the State claims Tavon has violated his probation. This makes no sense, however, because he has not even been charged with anything subsequent to being shot, placed in handcuffs and placed in the jail. Therefore he has not violated his probation.
2. Judge Evans has cited the "anti-murder act" as grounds for holding Tavon in jail. The "anti-murder act" states that should someone in jail facing trial be deemed by the State to be a threat to the safety of the general public there is legal basis to deny them bond.
Failed assassination, messy situation
The police were trying to assassinate Tavon the night they ambushed him. But, they failed and were left in a messy situation.
Furthermore, Tavon’s testimony in a court room would be a compelling argument in itself, as to why the police should be put on trial.
We must free and defend Tavon.
Tavon is a political prisoner and our demand for his release is based on the right for African people to be free from the intervention of white power in the lives of our people.
The police did not know Tavon when they attacked him. All they knew was that he was an African.
The weak ideological foundation the law rests on must be challenged to the core!
We have no regard or respect for the laws of our oppressor. We have no regard or respect for their police.
Whether or not Tavon tried to run the police over is not the issue, for us.
Killer cops must be arrested!
The Orlando police department, along with the court system is trying desperately to hide the fact that the police attempted to murder Tavon and it is now trying to conceal and destroy evidence by refusing the FDTG committee access to the police report and killing Tavon in the jail by denying him proper medical care in a safe environment with his family and community.
There cannot be peace in Orlando when Africans catch hell in that same city every day, including it's tourist hubs.
The committee to Free and Defend Tavon Grayson is calling on all lovers of freedom and social justice to call into the office of judge Robert Evans and demand the following: We demand the following:
1. Tavon’s immediate release. Call Judge Robert Evans of Orange County Court at 407-8362336 and demand Tavon's immediate release.
2. Reparations to Tavon and his family.
4. African community control of police.
The committee to Free and Defend Tavon Grayson will travel to Washington, D.C., on November 1-2, to participate in the "Peace Through Revolution" march on the White House that is being organized by the Black is Back Coalition.
For more information about the march, or to register go to blackisbackcoalition.org
For more information and to contribute to the defense efforts contact the free and defend Tavon committee at 727-821-6620.