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Protest at Rape Sentencing of Court Guard - Monday, Nov. 15th


NOW-NYC Masthead
Anti-Violence Image Tony Simmons Sentencing Set for Monday, Nov. 15
Be There on Sentencing Day to Shout:

Monday, November 15th, 12:45 pm - 1:30 pm 
111 Centre Street, NYC
(between Leonard & White;
6, Q, N, R, J, Z to Canal St.)

Thanks to so many supporters and protesters, our first rally sent a strong message that we will not stand by and let rapists get out of jail free.

We need to keep speaking out against this egregious case in which Tony Simmons,
a guard for the Department of Juvenile Justice who pled guilty to raping one girl and sexually assaulting two others, may get probation with no jail time. 

It's more critical than ever that we are there on sentencing day to let the Judge, the D.A.'s office, the NYPD, and the community know that Rape Is a Real Crime, and we won't tolerate a criminal justice system that doesn't treat it that way.

Protesters at Take Rape Seriously Rally

Channel 11
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Daily News   |   Epoch Times


1)  Get people to the rally: Monday, November 15th 12:45pm, 111 Centre St. 
Use our signs or make your own! (a) Take Rape Seriously 
(b) Rape Is a Real Crime  (c) Simmons Should Serve 

2)  Sign Our Petition NOW to Justice Mullen to demand jail time for this violent offender and justice for the victims.  We've presented it to the Judge already, but the list keeps growing, and we'll send it again.

3) Forward to friends, bloggers, and post on Facebook and Twitter. URL: http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/now-nyc_justiceforassaultvictims/

Let us know if you plan to attend! contact@nownyc.org | 212.627.9895


Rally Co-Sponsors

Beth Israel Rape Crisis and Domestic Violence Intervention Program

Crime Victims Treatment Center -
St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital

Equality Now



Mount Sinai Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Program

National Action Network

NYC Alliance Against Sexual Assault

Paradigm Shift

Rape Is Never Justified

RightRides for
Women's Safety

Sanctuary for Families

Women's Media Center

Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, Violence Intervention Program


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