Tony Blair | 07.06.2004 12:56 | Repression
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by Comite Exigimos Justicia
Email: roseisarose (nospam) comcast.net (unverified!) 28 May 2004
It is hard to describe May Molina Ortiz in such a brief document, because who she was could only be written in her life story. A co-founder of Comite Exigimos Justicia is where I first met her and immediately she made me feel welcome. One thing for sure--she had a very big heart. Whenever we were planning to organize a rally or bringing in supplies for our fundraisers, no questions asked she was ready to volunteer. That was the kind of person she was.
Sometimes she d call me at home and we would talk about all the ideas on what we should do to help bring our boy s home. May felt that if we worked hard on our son s cases someone would listen to our pleas. I can still picture her sitting under a tree right outside of Grand/Central during one of our rallies, listening to everything that was being said. Then she would speak and we all listened to her because she knew the corruption that was going on in Chicago. That definitely would send a spark because her words were simply telling the truth about what was going inside that building.
That s the reason why someone made sure she was kept quiet if I were one of the guys in blue, I would be ashamed to admit that I was a Chicago cop. Because how can you be afraid of a woman who was in a wheelchair, diabetic and unable to get around on her own. It s a very sad day for all of us because a great woman s life ended in a cell. The very essence of her fight for Justice, tarnished by awful lies disgracing her name and memory. Not only was she humiliated by being placed behind bars but also was denied the medication that she so needed to survive. No human being should be treated with such cruelty. What happened to INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY what kind of bullshit is this. All I know is that as long as the City of Chicago allows these criminals to do whatever they want and hide behind their badges. We have to be very, very afraid because just like May s life was taken away for fighting for her son s freedom it can happen to anyone of us here.
I have learned one thing today this so called, Freedom of Speech applies only to the politicians, and wealthy? Where do the poor people of Chicago go, is their anybody out there who cares about the injustices that are being committed daily here in Chicago. And don t tell me the Office of Professional Standards is investigating because we have all been there, done that with no results whatsoever. We need answers and we need them NOW!!!
Mother of A Wrongly Convicted Son
Comite Exigimos Justicia