Stand with Dustin: Call on US Attorney Booth Goodwin to launch investigation into police brutality
Last weekend over 100 people in a courageous demonstration joined the Mountain Mobilization and successfully shut down the largest mountaintop removal coal mine in West Virginia, directly confronting the coal industry, and calling attention to this criminal practice.
Over 20 people were arrested for their non-violent demonstration. Yesterday on his 21st birthday, Dustin Steele was released from jail with significant injuries. They tell us Dustin was removed from their cell and beaten by the West Virginia State Police. And 19 people are still held in jail on an outrageously high bail of $25,000.
US Attorney Booth Goodwin and West Virginia Attorney General, Darrell McGraw have the ability to intervene and make sure justice is served. Join us in calling on them to immediately investigate reports of police misconduct and ensure the others held are fairly treated and have their bail dropped to a reasonable amount.