From Pastor Michael-Vincent Crea:
16 May 2013
Peace to All!
This IS a matter of Life or Death:
PLEASE STOP WHAT U ARE DOING IMMEDIATELY/asap!
STOP BUSINESS AS USUAL at Y(OUR) Federal Bureau of Prisons in Washington, DC.,
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF LYNNE STEWART!
I ask you to follow up my own calls of TODAY to The Federal Bureau of Prisons Director Charles E. Samuels in DC:
202-307-3198: Please call Now!
1) PRESS #3 ON MENU FOR GENERAL COUNSEL'S OFFICE;
2) Thank Fed worker & ask for Kathleen Kenny, BOP General Counsel;
3) ASK/Leave Msg for COUNSEL KENNEY TO DELIVER YOUR MSG TO DIRECTOR SAMUELS:
I AM ASKING THAT LYNNE STEWART BE RELEASED IMMEDIATELY TO HER FAMILY:
Under 18 USC §3582 (c) (1) (A) (i), a sentencing court, the motion of Director [CHARLES E. SAMUELS] of the Bureau of Prisons, may reduce the term of imprisonment of an inmate sentenced under the Comprehensive Crime Control Act of 1984.
Lynne Stewart’s case satisfies each of the statute’s requirements.
Lynne has a terminal disease;
Lynne has a viable release plan, already approved under your auspices.
Lynne is not a threat to the safety of any community;
Lynne Stewart, rather, is a much beloved, rock solid, respected Mother-Sister for those at the ready for her release, forthwith.
With heartfelt compassion, in clear conscience and having constitutional basis [8th Amendement] and complete conviction of our Human Rights, "With Liberty & Justice for ALL,"
I request you, Director Samuels, to order her immediate and expedited release without any further delay.
[Pastor Michael-Vincent Crea, One World Life Systems]
PLEASE: use all or part or make your own message, N-O-W! [Adapted from National Lawyers Guild - see letter below]
I did it! You CAN do it! Together, Let's do it and be better for LYNNE STEWART, HER BELOVED & OUR ONE WORLD!
202-307-3198: Please Call Now!
All I am,
Yours in One Love,
Steadfast in Spirit & in truth,
Pastor Michael-Vincent Crea
Statement by Pastor Michael-Vincent Crea,
VIGIL FOR RELEASE OF LYNNE STEWART, Foley Square, 16 May 2013:
"Failure to obey an unlawful order is not a crime:
it is moral courage;
it is an ethical obligation;
it is setting free all Humanity from any tyranny;
it IS the case of Lynne Stewart.
Judge Koeltl: Release Lynne Stewart Now!"
--Pastor Michael-Vincent Crea
Statement from Lynne re: Compassionate Release
April 30th, 2013
STATEMENT FROM LYNNE STEWART & RALPH POYNTER RE: HER COMPASSIONATE RELEASE
4/28/13: 5:55pm: CARSWELL FEDERAL MEDICAL CENTER
A worldwide Embrace to all of the thousands of People who helped Me ! As my hero said, we are motivated by great feelings of love and compassion and I am fortunate to be the beneficiary, this time around.
To savor this victory, you all should know that the Carswell Prison authorities kept telling me ” It can’t be done”. You don’t qualify. Why bother? Wait till you are closer to death! To all of them I replied that I have been fighting battles like this all my life and I would never quit. Then I had this white blood cell setback, making me super-vulnerable and was quarantined for a week. I was relieved on Friday to learn that indeed “the children had shouted” and the walls ” Did come a-tumblin’ down “ I must say that I was in a state of bliss. Not Just to Win but to accomplish it in the time honored method , … we will organize the People and you dare not ignore us !!
I owe an enormous debt to so many. This is the one we had to win where the medical decision was made that compassionate release was warranted. That cannot be trifled with BUT… we who have been out here struggling from the fifties onward know that the Government is masterful at Co-optation at snatching victory and making it defeat. Please do not think that my struggle is WON. We have this fabulous win but we still have the DC National Bureau of Prisons (if there ever was a time to hold Obama’s feet to the fire, this is it) and then their forwarding of the case to the Judge in New York for a final decision (Yes, the same one that increased my original sentence from 28 months to 10 years !) So please, please, please do not let us rest on our laurels. Until my feet are planted like the Tree that grows in Brooklyn, and I am among my family, friends, and comrades and plunged back into the struggle once more, we must continue. Fight On!!
Letter from NLG-NYC Chapter Requesting Compassionate Release of Lynne Stewart
May 2nd, 2013
May 1, 2013
Mr. Charles E. Samuels, Jr., Director
Federal Bureau of Prisons
320 First Street, NW
Washington, DC 20534
Re: Lynne Irene Stewart, #53504-054 Compassionate Release
Dear Director Samuels:
The National Lawyers Guild – New York City Chapter is writing to support “Compassionate Release” for Ms. Lynne Irene Stewart, #53504-054, who is currently serving a ten year sentence at the Federal Medical Center (FMC) Carswell in Fort Worth, Texas. Ms. Stewart has Stage Four breast cancer. The cancer has now spread to her lymph nodes, shoulder, bones and lungs.
Ms. Stewart’s daughter, who is a physician, has publicly stated, “Under the best circumstances, Lynne would be in a battle of the most serious consequences with dangerous odds. With cancer and cancer treatment, the complications can be as debilitating and as dangerous as the cancer itself.”
Ms. Stewart has been a long-term member of the NLG-NYC Chapter and is a cherished friend and colleague to many of us. Our chapter cares deeply for Ms. Stewart and is very concerned about the desperate state of her health.
Under 18 USC §3582 (c) (1) (A) (i), a sentencing court, on motion of the Director of the Bureau of Prisons, may reduce the term of imprisonment of an inmate sentenced under the Comprehensive Crime Control Act of 1984. Lynne Stewart’s case satisfies each of the statute’s requirements. She has a terminal disease, she has a viable release plan and she is not a threat to the safety of the community. The NLG-NYC strongly urges you to file this motion without any further delay.
We look forward to hearing from you shortly.
Garrett Wright, President
National Lawyers Guild – New York City Chapter