NED's Legal Defense Fund

$2,456 of $1.0M goal

Raised by 64 people in 27 months
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New Era Detroit  DETROIT, MI
In order to deal with the constant harassment by the Detroit Police Department, New Era Detroit is asking the community to show your support of our work by making a donation to our legal defense fund. As many of you have seen through our videos, it seems we have become targets of the DPD, having several incidents of ticketing, harassment and arrests made while we are working hard to better our communities.

During our neighborhood watch patrols known as ‘The Streets is Watching’  several of our members were subjected to the use of excessive force from the police as they were unlawfully arrested and detained, and still face the threat of Felony charges stemming from the exaggerated reports by those arresting officers. Additionally, members face misdemeanor charges for ‘parking on grass’ while loading and unloading at our Mother’s Day picnic, which was interrupted by the arrival of nearly 20 squad cars called in by an officer that had a personal vendetta against New Era Detroit.

Our president Zeek was recently overheard being complimented by a Detroit woman that recognized him while stuck driving along Jefferson during rush hour traffic. As soon as the traffic cop on duty overheard the woman mention his work with New Era Detroit, he began to harass Zeek and issued him a ludicrous ticket for “Driving with one hand” and “impeding traffic” even though it was nearly at a standstill due to it being rush hour.

We have learned from previous groups such as the Black Panthers that this is one of the go-to tactics that law enforcement uses in their attempts to dismantle organizations like New Era Detroit. They seek to discourage our efforts, exhaust our resources and lower morale by issuing tickets and arrests, hoping to weaken the movements at their core and discredit leadership. We do not wish to fall victim to these old tricks, and have decided to share with you, our community supporters, just what we are up against in hopes to prepare to defend ourselves against these malicious tactics of the Detroit Police Department. 

We are asking you to donate however much you are able and inspired to contribute, which will go towards our legal fees that include lawyers, citation and court fees as well as monies to help members that protect the community with The Streets is Watching patrols become clean, licensed drivers.

New Era Detroit WILL NOT be discouraged and we will not let the games being played by the DPD shake our dedication to those who need us, THE PEOPLE. Please make donation to help us stand strong against this harassment and share this link to as many people as you can!

Peace, Love and POWER!

New Era Detroit

Instagram: @NewEraDetroit
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Update 5
Posted by New Era Detroit
9 months ago
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Peace and love family! We have re-purposed this page in order to raise funds for our organization's legal defense. Please take a moment to read the new mission statement and let us know if you have any questions. You can also help by sharing this link and information!
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Update 4
Posted by New Era Detroit
27 months ago
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New Era Detroit 2014 Angels Night Block Party.

When it comes to the children, our community and providing unity within our community we like to go all out! This year we hosted a block party for the kids in a community on the westside of Detroit.

http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/clip/10793842/community-group-holds-angels-night-block-party-to-prevent-arson
Passing out the Candy Bags!
Musical Chairs w/ Prize Giveaways
Kids love to have fun
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Update 3
Posted by New Era Detroit
27 months ago
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New Era Detroit holds weekly organized meetings in efforts of investing & redeveloping urban communities.
Meeting of the Minds
Redevelopment meeting
Planning
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Update 2
Posted by New Era Detroit
27 months ago
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New Era Detroit: Neighborhood Clean up & Board up of Vacant Houses. It's time to start taking care of our own communities & not waiting for the city/government to do it for us! It takes a village.

In an east Detroit neighborhood that needed a bit of TLC we took the initiative to provide it. Services included cutting grass, raking leaves, the board-up of abandoned homes with open windows & cleaning up any unwarranted debris.
Teamwork For The Win!
Before NED & After NED (Board-up)
Debris Cleanup - Detroit
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$2,456 of $1.0M goal

Raised by 64 people in 27 months
Created January 12, 2015
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Alfredo Cajar
10 days ago

keep up the good work!

CW
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Clay Williams
12 days ago

My brothas, I hope you reach your goal!!! If I had it I would give you every last dime that you need.

LH
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Lesley Hairston
1 month ago
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Johnette Hamm
2 months ago
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Love you guys.

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Tearched Scott
6 months ago
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All power to the people. Black Power! Race First!

$10
Cristy Young
6 months ago
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this is a good idea. We need one for each city or State.

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Lincoln Jenkins
8 months ago
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Noah Rucker
8 months ago
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Tonia Williams
8 months ago

Stay Up my people.

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Lovely Will
9 months ago

Keep up the good work!

Yaphet Ettison
17 months ago
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IM A STORE OWNER I WOULD LIKE TO MEET YALL AND SHOW EVERYONE HOW TO OPEN UP STORES HELP ITS EASY TO DO 814 8449525

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