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Aje_Templar
11-03-2005, 05:57 PM
NOVEMBER 2005 ACTION ALER T – DISTRIBUTE WIDELY
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TITLE: VERONZA BOWERS HELD HOSTAGE BY FEDERAL PRISON SYSTEM!

TIME FRAME: 1 Month

PLAN OF ACTION:
Specific action requests include the concrete support of Bro. Bowers' legal
defense team; the concrete support of Bro. Bowers himself; and to substantially
increase the level of involvement of freedom-loving people globally in spreading
the word about this despicable travesty.

PURPOSE OF ACTION:
Support Veronza Bowers, Jr. who remains in prison 18 months past the expiration
of a 30-year sentence he has already completed.

Scheduled for mandatory parole on April 7, 2004, Veronza Bowers, Jr. was a model
prisoner that prison officials showered with praise in the past. Mandatory
parole is a requirement by statute after a prisoner has completed his full
sentence if there is a record of positive institutional and if one cannot
consider the inmate a "threat to society" upon release. Four different Parole
Examiners, as well as the U.S. Parole Commission (USPC) itself, the most
powerful parole authority in the nation, agreed that Mr. Bowers has complied
with these prerequisites. In spite of this, just minutes before his April 7th
release, the USPC rescinded his parole at the request of a law enforcement lobby
group known as the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), which claimed to have
evidence that Bowers had violated prison rules.

At a subsequent hearing, the court dismissed FOP claims as unsubstantiated and a
new parole date was set. But, the FOP then lobbied the U.S. Attorney General,
Alberto Gonzales, to intervene and, as a result, Mr. Bowers has languished in
prison over 18 months past his scheduled release date.

Mr. Bowers' conviction occurred during the FBI's infamous COINTELPRO operations,
which used covert and illegal actions to eradicate civil rights, political and
peace organizations. On October 6th, 2005 the five members of the U.S. Parole
Commission met at the request of the U.S. Attorney General. They upheld the U.S.
Attorney General's request to deny Veronza Bowers parole and to keep him
indefinitely in prison.

Like filthy, disease-carrying cockroaches, this system prefers to do its dirt
under cover of darkness. Like in countless other situations, it has been the
voices and actions of righteous people that freed those incarcerated unjustly by
shining light on their dirty work.

TOGETHER, we can help force the U.S. Parole Commission and the federal prison
system honor its obligation to let Veronza Bowers go free.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:
Veronza Bowers Legal Defense http://www.veronza.org
All-Faith Meditation Group http://www.geocities.com/veronzab
The Jericho Movement http://www.thejerichomovement.com
The Freedom Archives http://www.freedomarchives.org

FOR INFORMATION OFFLINE, PLEASE CONTACT
Rhonda Jones 1-480-460-9232 or
Maynard Garfield 1-828-462-0249.

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WHAT YOU SHOULD DO NOW:
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♦ ACTION ONE:
Even with some of the attorneys working pro bono, there are many legal and court
costs. In order to continue the struggle for Bro. Bowers' freedom, please find
it in your heart and pocketbook to help in any way that you financially can.
Donations should be sent to:


Veronza Bowers, Jr. Legal Defense Fund
PMB 201
2614 N. Tamiami Trail
Naples, FL 34103-4409

♦ ACTION TWO:
Veronza's immediate concern is staying out of the prison mess hall. There are
too many fights and problems there. He buys food (sardines, crackers, etc.) from
the commissary and takes it back to his cell and is hurting for phone and food
money. Please send whatever you can (check or m.o.) to help our Bro. survive
this gulag:

Federal Bureau of Prisons
Veronza Bowers, Jr. #35316-136
P.O. Box 474701
Des Moines, Iowa 50947-0001

♦ ACTION THREE:
Write letters to the U.S. Parole Commission, the Attorney General and the
National Appeals Board. Emphasize Veronza’s excellent record in prison and
unquestionable legal entitlement to parole.

U.S. Parole Commission
5550 Friendship Boulevard, Suite 420
Chevy Chase, MD 20815-7286
TEL.: 1-301-492-5990 FAX: (301) 492-6694

Alberto Gonzales
U.S. Attorney General
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001
TEL.: 1-202-353-1555 E-MAIL: AskJOJ@usdoj.gov

♦ ACTION FOUR:
Write to Veronza! Uplift him with your words and stay updated. The increased
mail will also show Prison Officials that Veronza Bowers has global support and
give his legal team leverage!

Veronza Bowers #35316-136
FCC Medium C-1,
P.O. Box 1032,
Coleman FL 33521-1032

FLIERS - DISTRIBUTE WIDELY
Press Release http://www.veronza.org/U-PressRelease.htm l
Case Background http://www.veronza.org/G-Summary.html
Letters of Support (Including Prison Officials and State Attorneys)
http://www.veronza.org/B-TOC-Letter.html

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