Thursday, October 11, 2007

National March against Hate Crimes for Megan Williams, Jena 6, and Nooses


For Immediate Release
October 7, 2007



When: Saturday November 3, 2007 12:00 noon

Location: Charleston, West Virginia. Beginning in front of West Virginia State University and Marching to the West Virginia State Capitol in Charleston.

March Purpose: To bring national and statewide support to Charleston resident Megan Williams, the Williams Family and victims of other hate crimes nationwide. The Jena 6 case, the rise in the hanging of nooses and other current acts of injustices and intimidation against Blacks/African Americans will all be highlighted at this National March against Hate Crimes. Families and victims of hate crimes that are occurring throughout the nation will attend. Black Lawyers For Justice, the Williams Family and organizers are demanding that Federal Hate Crimes charges be brought in the instant case. They are also demanding Congressional hearings on hate crimes against Black residents as well a wide range of actions to combat the growing attacks on Blacks in America.

Who are the Organizers? The primary march organizers are Black Lawyers For Justice (BLFJ) and the Support Committee For Megan Williams. This march will be endorsed by at least 100 Black organizations, student groups, clergy and leaders of every stripe. An initial endorsement list will be produced on 10-15-07.

Contact: Black Lawyers For Justice (BLFJ) / Malik Shabazz, Esq.
Attorney/ advocate for Megan Williams and the
Williams Family)

Ph: NATIONAL (202) 397-3577 local (304) 657-1493


On November 3, 2007 a historic National March will take place in Charleston, West Virginia. This call to action is to support young Megan Williams, who is the victim of one of the worst hate crimes in United States history. The March is also called to address an unacceptable rise in hate crimes and incidents of injustices currently perpetrated against Blacks or African Americans. On September 12, 2007, and in subsequent preliminary hearings, it was revealed that Megan Williams, a twenty year old Black Woman, was lured into a nearby Logan county trailer house of hatred. Young Megan, who also has special disability needs, was repeatedly raped, choked, stabbed, forced to eat dog and rat feces as her six white tormentors berated her calling her “nigger” incessantly. According to evidence gathered, Megan was sodomized with a stick and a noose was tied around her neck for lengthy periods during this week long ordeal that is verified by several of co-defendants signed confessions. This is an this ugly and outrageous ordeal. Prosecutors said. "Every time they stabbed her, they called her 'nigger." Carmen Williams, the mother, told The Charleston Gazette. "She wakes up in the middle of the night screaming, 'Mommy.' What's really, really bad is, we don't know everything, and they did to her. She is crying all the time." No doubt, had she not been rescued they were going to kill her and throw her in a nearby lake.

Arrested are: Frankie Brewster, 49, and her son Bobby Brewster, 24., Karen Burton, 46; her daughter Alisha, 23; Danny Combs, 20, and George Messer, 27 –six whites from nearby Logan County, West Virginia. The suspects took turns beating, stabbing, choking and sexually abusing Williams, while consistently threatening her with death, according to criminal complaints. A rope was placed around Williams' neck, her hair was ripped out and she was made to eat dog and rat feces, drink from a toilet and lick up blood, the complaint charges. At one point, she was sexually assaulted while scalding water and melting hot wax from a candle was poured on her body. At another point she was forced to lick the toes of the sadistic defendants. She was stabbed in the leg at least four times and both of her ankles were cut by a female suspect who allegedly taunted her, saying, "This one is for Kunta Kinte, and that's what we do to niggers around here.”

“The Megan Williams case is beyond a doubt, one of the worst hate crimes in U.S. History. The Megan Williams case is even worse than the case of the Jena 6”…said Attorney Malik Shabazz Esq., Megan Williams Family Attorney and Spokesman for Black Lawyers For Justice, speaking at the October 3rd preliminary hearing in Logan County, West VA.

Shabazz also said, “The number of outright hate crimes and injustice cases against Blacks is rising so rapidly it’s hard for our office to keep track of. We are calling for every concerned person in our community to respond to this national crisis with vigor and due diligence. The November 3rd March in Charleston is a big step in the direction of organizing to challenge the tide of attacks occurring against Blacks”.


In addition to the Megan Williams case, criminal acts of hatred and intimidation using hanging nooses have sprung up all over the nation. The hanging noose, central to the Jena case, is used by racists as an actionable threat to the safety and well being of Blacks, who have suffered innumerable historical injustices via hanging ropes and lynchings. On Sept 7th, a three foot noose was found hung at the University of Maryland, College Park, roiling the campus. On October 4th, the Pittsburgh Tribune Review reported that police were investigating several cases in which nooses were left at workplaces to intimidate black employees in the Pittsburgh area. The Tribune reported, “a supervisor at the Verizon Wireless Business Services Center in Marshall found a black doll with a noose around its neck and racial slurs directed at it.” Several similar hate crime incidents have been reported in the Pittsburgh area in the last month. In Long Island, New York last month, police found a noose hanging in the locker room. Many believed it was hung by a police officer and was in response to the newly elected Black police chief. Last month, in North Carolina, nooses were found hung at a public school. On October 3rd in Washington D.C., white students and historical Galluadet University for the deaf, reportedly held a Black student hostage for over an hour and repeatedly wrote “KKK” all over his body with markers. All over the U.S., Police assaulting and killing unarmed Black victims is on the rise again.


The November 3rd National March against Hate Crimes is also an effort to end the continued persecution of the Jena 6. Mychal Bell and the Jena 6 are still facing jail after responding to racist persecution at the High school in Jena, Louisiana. Also the addresses and phone numbers of the Jena 6 Families were posted on Neo-Nazi/Klan websites, subsequently, white supremacists have committed acts of aggression near their homes and BLFJ has copies of letters from various Ku Klux Klan organizations directly threatening the Jena 6 families. Members of the Jena 6 are endorsing and are expected at this march.

Over 100 organizations, student groups, youth organizations, clergy, rappers, and leaders are set to endorse the November 3rd March (a list will be released on 10/15/07) Like in Jena, organizers going to get busses, travel the highway and organize to support Megan Williams and organize against these attacks.


Friday November 2nd 7:00 pm: A pre march remembrance/ prayer vigil will take place at the Logan County trailer home where Megan Williams was kidnapped and tortured

Saturday November 3rd 12:00 noon: National March against Hate Crimes, Charleston, West VA. March will begin in front of West Virginia State University.

Saturday November 3rd 5:00 pm: Fundraiser for Megan Williams and Town Hall Meeting on Race Relations to take place at Rehoboth Cathedral of Christ in Charleston, West Virginia- Bishop James Carter III is the host pastor.

To Endorse This March Or For Updates And Further Details, Visit The Website: Www.Blacklawyersforjustice.Org Or Call (202) 397 -4577 The Email Is Shabazzlaw@aol.Com


Anonymous said...

Ohhh please!

Mychal Bell of the `Jena 6' back in jail


Probation violation!

This dude is a gangster, a thug, scum

He has a long history of victimizing his fellow human being.

Get off your "race" horse and recognize this matter for what is truely is,.. just another punk heading to prison cause his momma didnt raise him right!

deal with it!

Anonymous said...

Al Sharpton has clearly lost any since of rational thought if he believes the American Public will just blindly believe any thing he says.

This whole case is a perfect example of Al Sharpton's loss of credibility. The case is this, a ring leader who has a documented criminal history gathered up five of his thugs and committed a horrible race-based hate crime of attempted murder. What does Sharpton do? He sees a spotlight and jumps into it, and his thoughtless masses follow him off the cliff.

I personally know of someone who was kicked to death with "tennis shoes" after being knocked unconscious so yes this was attempted murder. And even a blind man can clearly see it is a hate crime based on race! Where is justice? I don't know but I can tell you that Al Sharpton has spent so much of his life skewing the truth that he is unable to see it even when it keeps jumping up in his face. Sharpton now says that because Bell violated his parole by beating ANOTHER person and has to serve time that the Judge is being unfair. Wake up dude! Next he'll be saying that this was all justified because three months before some other kids hung a noose from a tree! Oh, that's right, he's already said that! What a blind fool Al Sharpton is. To suggest that is the same as saying Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. deserved to be killed for expressing his views! What those teenagers did with the nooses may have been in poor taste but it was still a peaceful expression of free speech.

The black community needs leaders that are present, out of the '60 and in this century. What I'm saying is the American population is not anywhere as simple as Al Sharpton thinks we are, it's so insulting that he is his own biggest enemy. It’s time to move on and stop playing the race card only to your advantage.

Anonymous said...

Is anyone else tired of anytime some black thug is caught breaking the law and gets caught, arrested and jailed its the lawyers are always so quick to say it's because the thug is black and it's racial. I'm tired of it. Just like those that think that Michael Vick is being a "victim" of the system. Michael Vick is just a thug, just like the kids in the jena 6.I think that beating a white kid is just as much a hate crime and should be treated as such. I am so tired of the race card being pulled everytime a crook is caught and they happen to be black, hispanic or whatever.

Yobachi said...

Is there anything in this post about Al Sharpton? You tell on yourself by ranting an raving about an individual because you can't deal with the issue, since you know the truth is not on your side.

Nice how you skip over Megan Williams and the white thugs who raped in tortured her without a word of you viciousness against them.

And nice of you to be a coward or cowards, posting annonymously.

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Anonymous said...

Hey Yoshi or what ever your anonymous name is,

You called me a coward when I posted talking about Al Sharpton's loss of direction, which is clear to see. He always tries to claim racism when in fact it is his own racism that everyone can see.

Anyway, you spoke of a story about a terrible crime the Megan Williams murder. Do you feel it didn't receive the proper attention in the media?

Welcome to our world! No, we’re not the "squeaky wheel" who gets all the oil, we are the silent majority. And I'm here to tell you that what Al and his flunkies are doing is not to the benefit of black people, it is actually helping motivate the white majority to action. When such clearly skewed truths are thrown around like fact with such full media coverage, any rational person is forced to make a decision on his credibility, and that of the mainstream media. Keep it up, we need a little kick to get moving.

Oh yea, if you want to see how the media is skewed strongly against the white man look up the story of the Newsome/Christian murders, where's the coverage? If they had been black we would still be hearing about it. Feel free to verify it at with this link.

Anonymous said...

man i all u white people need serious help because if you were in our shoes u would konw how we feel. But now a days we have it hard out here in this horrible world but all i have to say is life goes on and u guys need to except us blacks for blacks. And martin luther king was a good leader and you guys are just hating because he was a good leadder and u guys are some no good dirty dogs. And thats what life is all about because all u guys want to do is call somebody a nigga but if you come in the hood over here in atlanta you would get shot for calling so mebody a nigga. I bet some of you whites wish we were still yyall slaves but god is going to see this jena 6 thing a way and u beter trust me caus ei know and the good lord told me so!

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