Tag Archive: Chuy

Jail Demo June 13th! Solidarity with Long-Term Anarchist Prisoners and All Prison Rebels!

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(a version in spanish can be found below)

Friends,

Please help spread the word that on June 13th at 8pm, there will be a noise demo at the downtown Durham jail. The call-out is part of several benefits and letter writing events going on throughout the triangle that week as part of the June 11th Day of Solidarity with Long-Term Anarchist and Eco Prisoners.

It’s also taking place in opposition to recent statements/ordinances by the Durham City Council that seek to criminalize protest. Specifically, a recent statement forbids protests at night, protests without a permit, and the use of masks or other tools to hide identity from law enforcement. It is clearly a symbolic gesture at containing the kinds of anger and protest that erupted this past winter after Chuy Huerta died in police custody, which helped to galvanize and catalyze increase public anger and opposition to DPD.Finally, the demo is in solidarity with the prisoners in the jail, who have engaged in various acts of resistance and organizing over the last couple years, as well as with prisoners currently on hunger strike at Polk CI in Butner, NC over a wide range of grievances.Please spread the word! Folks are encouraged to show up loud and angry, with banners, drums, pots and pans, and whatever else they’d like to use to make some serious noise.

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Shred for Chuy Sk8 Comp Rescheduled, Set for This Saturday

chuyHey yall,

A quick announcement that the Shred for Chuy Skate Competition, originally set for last Saturday before the forces of evil (rain) forced a rescheduling, has been reset for this coming Saturday. The details are now:

Saturday, April 26th
11am to 5pm
Durham Skate Park
524 Rigsbee Ave, Durham, North Carolina 27701

Come hang out April 19th for a skate competition at Durham’s Skate Park.

We are doing this in honor of Chuy Huerta and we will be collecting donations in order to build a memorial in his name.
There will be prizes and no entry fee for the brave ones that want to compete!

Come and have a good ol’ time with Games! Food! Shirts! Music!
We’ve always heard from Chuy’s friends and family that he was full of life and happiness, let’s celebrate his life and join forces in making sure this city never forgets who he was.

 

 

Shred for Chuy – Skate Competition in honor of Chuy Huerta

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Saturday, April 19th
11am to 5pm
Durham Skate Park
524 Rigsbee Ave, Durham, North Carolina 27701

Come hang out April 19th for a skate competition at Durham’s Skate Park.


We are doing this in honor of Chuy Huerta and we will be collecting donations in order to build a memorial in his name.
There will be prizes and no entry fee for the brave ones that want to compete!


Come and have a good ol’ time with Games! Food! Shirts! Music!
We’ve always heard from Chuy’s friends and family that he was full of life and happiness, let’s celebrate his life and join forces in making sure this city never forgets who he was.


More details to come!

Benefit Concert for the Family of Chuy Huerta w/ Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba and Posifaction

chuypresenteFriday, January 24th

8:30pm @ The Pinhook

117 W Main St in Durham

Come join us for a benefit concert/ dance party with Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba and Posifaction. All proceeds from the show will go directly to the family of Jesus “Chuy” Huerta.
This will be an All-Ages show.
Suggested donation $7-$20 at the door.
No one turned away for lack of funds.

More about Chuy:
In the early morning hours of November 19, 2013, Jesús “Chuy” Huerta was picked up by Durham police a few blocks away from home. His family had called police to ask for help locating him, as he had left home and his mother was worried about him. Instead of taking Chuy home when they found him, police arrested him on a months-old second-degree trespassing charge and took him to police headquarters. In the DPD parking lot, in the squad car, somehow a gunshot was fired and Chuy died.

The Durham Police Department’s internal affairs report has raised more questions than answers about what exactly happened that night (morning). Chief Lopez repeatedly refuses to accept any responsibility for what happened on November 19th, choosing instead to deflect blame and attempt to criminalize Chuy in death. As the Huerta family continues to demand answers and justice, members of the Durham community have supported them in many ways, including at public marches and vigils. (more…)