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Thursday, June 28, 2007

Civil Rights Leaders Call Prayer Vigil for Genarlow Wilson

[Excerpts from "Civil rights activists work to free Wilson" by JEREMY REDMON, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution]

A group of African-American civil rights activists spoke out today in support of freeing Genarlow Wilson from prison on bond pending an appeal of the 10-year prison sentence he got for having oral sex with a 15-year-old girl when he was 17.

The activists also announced plans for a prayer vigil on July 5 at the Douglas County Superior Court, where a bond hearing has been scheduled for Wilson.

"Injustice to anyone is a threat to justice to everyone," the Rev. Joseph Lowery, a veteran civil rights activist and former Southern Christian Leadership Conference president, said at an afternoon news conference today
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1 comment:

  1. Thanks, Eddie. I posted a link to your post; will check back periodically to see if there's anything new happening.