Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Keith LaMar's Oral Arguments Scheduled Dec 2nd.

After nearly two years of waiting, Keith’s oral argument date and time has finally been set!

This is a critical point in Keith’s proceedings and he needs us to show up for him now more than ever (since he won’t be allowed to attend)! Please plan to join us in support of Keith and recruit friends to come down with you to let the state of Ohio and the judges know that we are paying attention to their ruling.

The date is December 2, 2014 at 2 p.m. in Cincinnati. Supporters are starting to coordinate buses, and support activities. Stay tuned for more information on how you can participate.

Last month, in a move Keith supported, his lawyers requested to be removed for the case because their relationship had broken down. On Aug 20th, the Judges denied this motion. Their decision cannot be appealed until after the oral arguments. So Keith is forced to work with these lawyers for the time being. They have been in communication and hope to be able to work together through the oral arguments.

More information and organizing plans will be forthcoming, but please save the date, and start thinking about what you can do to show support on Dec 2nd!

New Zines From Greg Curry and Siddique Abdullah Hasan

 Supporters have edited and laid out two new zines, which are
now available on the resources page of this site.

First, Siddique Abdullah Hasan's supporters laid out a zine version of his interview with the ACLU, entited "Is Being Muslim in Ohio a Capital Crime?"

Second, Greg Curry's account of the numerous times he had to fight for his life against the ODRC. Repression Breeds Resistance.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Keith Lamar Legal Update

A message from Keith:

"After becoming aware of grass roots efforts to publicize my plight, my attorneys finally agreed to begin the process to recuse themselves from my case. I am presently seeking suitable replacements, attorneys who are prepared to protect my Constitutional rights. Admittedly, finding new counsel will be difficult, but I will not turn back now. I have persevered for twenty long years, and I intend to see things through to the bitter end (if need be). As always, I place my faith in the universal laws of life and, with practised patience, await a just resolution of my affairs. Please stay tuned; the fight has only just begun!"

Attachments after the jump: Letter from Keith to court of appeals, and to Kate (the recusing lawyer). 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Behavior Modification. Ohio Supermax Level System.

Jason Robb wrote and drew a zine about how the ODRC is manipulating prisoners to circumvent a supreme court ruling and keep beds filled at their supermax facility.

Behavior Modification. Ohio Supermax Level System.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Bomani's Lawyers Request to be Removed.

From Justice for Keith LaMar...

Dear friends/supporters,

Please take a moment to read this VERY IMPORTANT update in Keith's case: Late last week, court-appointed counsel for Keith/Bomani filed paperwork requesting the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals remove them from his case. We aren't sure exactly on what basis these requests were made (perhaps they read his book?); nonetheless, Keith is happy at this news, because he had lost all confidence in his legal team back in 2012 and hasn't really even spoken to them since (see below for the explanation why).

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Shadow of Lucasville Free Online

D Jones has released The Shadow of Lucasville for free online viewing. Watch it below, or at http://vimeo.com/urbnu/shadowscreen1.

We think it would be a shame if this release meant the film was only seen by individuals sitting alone in front of a screen. We know Hasan, Bomani and the other guys would very much still like to see communities of people gathering around the film, talking and asking questions over the phone. These conversations have often been the most powerful and emotionally transformative part of film screening events.

So, if you'd like to share this film with your community by setting up a screening, please let us know (email insurgent.ben@gmail.com) and we'll help you set up a phone call and a table of literature for people who want to make donations or take things home to read.

If you'd like to set up an event to host the film maker on your campus or community center, contact D Jones here: http://darklittlesecretmovie.com/contact-us/

Thank you!

The Great Incarcerator, part 2: The Shadow of Lucasville Screener from "urban nu-sense" on Vimeo.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Justice for Keith LaMar Documentary Fundraiser.

Scioto Peace & Justice, a local branch of the Fellowship of Reconciliation that is located near the Lucasville prison is trying to make a short documentary film about Keith LaMar's case, so we can grow support leading up to his oral arguments, which still have not be scheduled.

You can read more about and contribute to the fundraiser for that project here: