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    Update to court information 3/3

      To everyone planning on heading to court on Thursday afternoon to support EK, here are the updated specifics:   When: Thursday, March 3rd, at 1:30 pm Where: Courtroom 8A – District Judge, Gary A. Fenner U.S. District Court, 400 E. 9th St. Kansas City, Missouri 64106 Please note that valid photo identification is required to enter the courthouse and all persons and belongings are subject to search. Also, we’d like to encourage everyone who’s planning on attending the March 3rd court appearance to dress nice, and conduct yourself appropriately in the court room out of respect for EK, the person we are there to support.   And to everyone…

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    Am I angry or hungry a poem by Eric King

    Am I angry or hungry starving and shaking throw a punch or take a bite cook a meal or start a fight? In what world does canned spoiled fruit and beans count as a meal? How hard does bread need to be before it is a rock? Do I fight for something more or swallow my dignity and food? CCA you corrupt fucks where’s the Oregon militia when you need it? I ate much better on the streets when I was homeless & free can I even complain do I have ground to stand on or thin air?

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    “I refuse to make a habit” a poem by Eric King

    I refuse to make a habit of being oppressed or oppressive to wear chains and pretend they’re bracelets nothing orange is stylish these meals aren’t gifts and these captors aren’t our pals don’t give a fuck how their day is or if they’re breathing that pepper spray isn’t cologne these beatings aren’t for show the fire got put out in our cans but the power is in our hands till they rob the air we breathe i’ll stand on the side of action lessons learned today mental weakness overcome today will make a better me tomorrow for refusing to be broken and refusing to make a habit of being oppressed…

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    Urgent Action Needed Now: Don’t Let CCA Censor Eric King’s Mail!

    As folks know, Eric’s mail is being censored and political letters and literature are being rejected. It is important to keep the pressure on CCA Leavenworth to stop censoring Eric’s mail. According to Warden Isaac Johnston, it is up to the guards to use discretion in deciding which groups can be labeled as hate groups and have their correspondence rejected. This means that mailroom employees can use their own political ideology to decide what mail to allow and what to block. Unfortunately, due to CCA being a for-profit contractor, they are not held by the same rules as state and federal prisons. Yet there is a very short list of…

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    Urgent update regarding Eric King’s mail being rejected!

    Urgent update regarding Eric King’s mail being rejected! The CCA Leavenworth mailroom has been blocking some of Eric’s incoming mail, censoring publications for ridiculous reasons (or for no stated reason at all), and even blocking some of his outgoing mail.  Recently, a book about the Black Panthers was rejected because the prison evidently considers them a “hate group.” Around that same time, right­wing Christian literature with homophobic rhetoric made it through to another prisoner. Eric is clearly being targeted for his political beliefs and interests. If you have been writing to Eric and have not heard back from him, it is very possible that he has not received your letters or you have not received…

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    “A poem about being institutionalized” by Eric King

    art found here http://apiedimonte.deviantart.com/art/Jail-cell-1of-2-39677420 There’s no more bridges roses, flowers or gardens mutual friendship is foreign a dream like a soft mattress territorial beast w/out their homes no take out, just shake downs felt to be disowned only madness to look forward to calender days an abstract time away by the time they’ve parted  the gates the whole world has changed

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    “We Forget” a poem by Eric King

    Hometown heroes forget we exist within morality the person shooting up was once someone’s everything cuddly kids call the president a primate, cause they hate his pigment not racist if it’s politics just more social biggots one pump of blood away from being a fleeting memory once pump and pull away from an unwanted family villains in our lives aren’t just symbols they’re existing placing more importance on critical moments instead of having joy in simply loving rascal radicals ditching ethics and street battles rather duplicate love w/bubble gum flavored capsules loving all life in 8 hour segmants then rushing off to the bathroom to get in line for seconds…

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    Eric’s birthday is coming up!! (August 2nd)

    Eric’s 29th birthday is coming up on August 2nd! If anyone wants to send him some love and solidarity there are a few ways; Send a card or write a letter: Eric King 27090045 CCA Leavenworth 100 Highway Terrace Leavenworth, KS 66048 Eric’s amazon wishlist is here (or send him a book that is a favorite of yours ) http://www.amazon.com/registry/giftlist/OEWNQ9RMQGZR Drop a small amount into his fundraiser ($5-$10 adds up fast) http://fnd.us/c/0yoZc/sh/a4jVK6 If you want to put money on his books directly: (Eric’s number is 2162883) Instructions for Depositing Money into Inmate Trust via Western Union 1. You can send money via Western Union by using the Internet, by phone…

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    New Federal Trial Date (10/26) and Update

    A quick update for supporters around the world. A continuance has been filed for Eric King’s federal trial, pushing the trial date back from July13th to October 26th. We will keep you updated on the progress of his case and reach out when we’re starting to prepare to pack the court for his trial. In the mean time, Eric remains housed in segregation at CCA Leavenworth. We ask for all your love and solidarity while he continues to fight for medical care, including outside testing for an increasingly serious medical situation. We will update everyone as we get more information about his health. Right now, Eric’s nutrition is of the utmost importance and we want to be able…

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    Eight Month Update

    An 8 month update from The Eric King Defense Committee Eric is facing four felony counts at the Federal level: Count 1: Used a dangerous instrument to cause death or danger [18 U.S.C. § 111(a)(1) and (b)]—maximum 20 years in prison Count 2: Attempted to damage or destroy a building by fire or explosives [18 U.S.C. § 844(i)]—minimum 5 years, maximum 20 years in prison Count 3: Explosive used in commission of a felony [18 U.S.C. 844(h)]—maximum 10 years in prison (to be served after any other sentences are complete) Count 4: Possession of an unregistered firearm (i.e., Molotov cocktail) [26 U.S.C. 5861(d)]—maximum 10 years in prison The state alleges…