I'm posting this message just as it was sent to me by my dear sister! It is my prayer that her plea be heard by someone who can render the much needed assistance to her community in the spirit of LOVE and COURAGE that is much needed. Please give it your focused attention.
brother lydell, i don't know how to do this so everyone can see or maybe they can see this. we have an ugly racist situation going on here in ann arbor, mich.
on october 12, this no in 2012, the PIONEER HIGH SCHOOL played against HURON HIGH SCHOOL, both schools are in ANN ARBOR, MI. PIOEER BEAT HURON, then the coaches got into a pushing mode, then both teams came to the aid of their coach, which turned into a brawl on the football field. in this brawl are both black and white students and police were there but no arrests were made at that time. then they(and i don't know who all they is) charged 3 of PIONEER HIGH'S black students with 2 felonies and also some misdameanors. these young black men are all good students with no previous records. we, some of the community, have attended all court cases, it is just a damn shame that it got to this stage. the coaches were not charged, but started the fight. we need help here, and i'm sending this to you with the hope that someone will be willing to give us some advice on how to protect these young black men. they're trials are coming up in mid march, the prosecutor is pissed cause each young man is pleading not guilty and won't take a plea deal. can you post this so others can read and hopefully give us some suggestions on how we can be most affective in this mess.
looking forward to hearing from you or others, peace to you