Friends for Fair Treatment Fund.
Organized by: T Harrington Johnson
This is a fund intended to raise $5 million dollars, and set up to provide for the legal offense, not the defense, of people when they are inexplicably targeted and victimized by law enforcement authorities across this nation. We have seen too much of it, and more often than not, unjustly. It is alright to empathize or sympathize with the anger of others across this nation when you see people being unjustly treated in front of the camera, but this is a call to action. When the cameras stop rolling, people believe that it is enough, but it is not; these people personally injured must be able to attain attorneys who are willing to go up against these governmental sub-divisions, i.e. cities, counties, states that have deep pockets to fight back. They can defend themselves because they are using YOUR dollar, as a tax payer, to defend against any lawsuit they are deemed responsible when someone is brutalized or assaulted. They not only have County Attorneys, and City Attorneys, they also will use your tax dollars to hire the best private law firms to defend them, because they know that they could conceivably be out of millions of dollars. Well, our position is that they should forfeit millions of dollars, if they are comfortable with their police departments acting with little regard for the rights of their citizens. We want them to begin to be uncomfortable enough to make the proper changes at both the governmental levels and within the law enforcement unions who must recognize there is a lot at stake to continue to protect brutal officers acting unjustly under the color of authority. We're not telling any of you what to give, you give to this organization what makes you comfortable because we do not want anyone standing around feeling suspicious and angry that the money they've given is being handled improperly and not for the purposes we've stated above. However, to reach our objective of having funds for people to hire lawyers we have no choice, we have to take this leap of faith that we can raise the capital necessary to hire these law firms to address these continuous assaults on innocent people. Finally, even though we see the great preponderance of the people being brutalized in these encounters are largely black, or African Americans, we are also witnessing it happening to others as well. Thus, we will be willing to look into and help others as well, regardless of their race or ethnicity, when they have been unjustly and wrongfully brutalized by law enforcement acting unprofessionally.