David Wright has been held in solitary confinement since June 2, 2015 when his home in Everett was raided by the Joint Terrorism Task Force and he was arrested under obstruction and conspiracy charges. The alleged conspiracy – plotting with Isis to behead a police officer.
Wright’s uncle, Usaamah Rahim, was also an alleged co-conspirator. He was shot earlier that day by the same JTTF in Roslindale, MA and died from his wounds. His blood was the only blood spilt in this alleged conspiracy.
Wright has maintained his innocence and now his trial will finally begin September 18. Mass Action Against Police Brutality stands with the family of David Wright and encourages its supporters and all lovers of democratic rights to pack the courtroom.
This trial shines a spotlight on the questionable practices of the FBI and the Boston Police Department collaborating as the Joint Terrorism Task Force. Already the prosecutors have relied heavily on paid government informants whose testimony is unreliable to try to prove existence of a conspiracy.
This trial sheds further light on the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of Usaamah Rahim. MAAPB continues to demand that the case of Usaamah Rahim be reopened by a special prosecutor and that his killers be prosecuted.