Being an antifascist can be scary at times. We literally put ourselves in harm’s way when confronting fascists & their kkkop pals. Every time we go out in the streets, we hope that nothing terrible happens to us or to our comrades.
Most of the things we worry about happened to David Campbell. As an antifa in NYC, David went out to protest an appearance by alt-right misogynist and supplement peddler Mike Cernovich. A scuffle broke out which David was in the vicinity of when an NYPD cop overreacted by tackling David, breaking his leg.
As if having one’s leg broken by a cop wasn’t bad enough, this same cop then tried to cover it up by pressing fabricated assault charges against David. The cop’s story quickly fell apart though when David’s lawyers uncovered video evidence that completely contradicted the cop’s claims upon which the charges were based. But instead of dropping the bullshit charges, the DA simply filed different charges that carried a severe sentence possibility, forcing David to accept a plea deal for a crime he didn’t commit and do time.
Happily, David has done his time and is being released from prison this week! However, he’s coming home to a world dramatically transformed by COVID-19, which, when added to the barriers of being a paroled felon, are going to make it super-challenging for him to get back on his feet.
When David was forced to take a plea deal on fabricated charges, The International Anti-Fascist Defence Fund made sure he had enough money in his prison commissary to keep him as comfortable as possible while he did his bid.
Now that he’s coming out and needs to get established & settled back in the world, The International Anti-Fascist Defence Fund has sent him money to help secure housing, pay off some outstanding medical bills, and buy the time he needs to get his life in order. We encourage you to welcome David home by making a contribution to his support group here. To make sure that the future David Campbells of the world have the help they need when they need it most, we also encourage you to make a contribution to The International Anti-Fascist Defence Fund today!