An Update on the Unjust Arrest of Reverend Dexter

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Right now, Reverend L. Micah Dexter is sitting behind bars at the Onondaga County “Justice” Center. Last week he was convicted of “obstructing governmental administration” by an all-white jury after the police and district attorney’s office railroaded him in court. Rev. Dexter and his wife Alisha were beaten by police officers at their home Jan. 4, 2014 (you can read more background here). His wife, Alisha, was convicted of “resisting arrest,” and she was released on her own recognizance, and is currently caring for their children.

All inmates at the jail have to receive a tuberculosis test. Rev. Dexter was not offered this test and, as a result, he was denied visitation rights for several days. Finally, on Wednesday, he was able to receive the test.

Over the last week he has been able to make phone calls. He wants everyone to know that he is in good health and spirits. He continues to remain defiant in the face of injustice.

As it stands, we are still unsure when exactly his sentencing hearing will be, but it will take place either April 13 or 14. Rev. Dexter and his supporters are asking for a public presence at the sentencing.

We are also in the process of organizing a demonstration in support of Alisha and Rev. Dexter. This will take place prior to his sentencing.

A member of THE General Body will be visiting Rev. Dexter on Monday, and will have another update at that time.

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