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To: Cleveland Community Members

Save American Food Market's American Dream

Save American Food Market's American Dream

The Husien family calls upon the Cleveland community to help us with your voice in fighting against the injustice of being threatened by Councilwoman Jenny Spencer and Proseuctor Michael o'Malley to permanently close our doors. The Cuyahoga court hearing has been booked for March 21st, 2022 and we require as many people who trust we only mean to serve the people to rebel against this gentrification of our community. We immigrated to America over forty years ago and have labored tirelessly to achieve the American Dream we were once promised and may now have stolen from us. But there is still time to act. Together, we can become one raised fist and say "No" to those who would use our suffering for their benefit. You have not only been our customers for more than 35 years, but you are our people, our family, our tribe.

Why is this important?

For decades spanning several councilmembers and prosecutors, the Detroit Shoreway has tried time and again to frame American Food Market as a cause for drug distribution within the community yet despite numerous police raids and injunctions have found no evidence for these claims.

As of March 4th, 2022, Councilwoman Jenny Spencer and the Cuyahoga prosecutor's office of Michael o'Malley chose to enact a nuisance law rarely used in history as a new tactic to shut the store down temporarily. They claim it is the responsibility of the store owners to enforce laws surrounding drug trafficking happening near the store or else suffer the consequences for other people's actions. It is the duty of law enforcement to patrol the neighborhood from crime, not small business owners.

Updates

2022-03-09 23:50:46 -0500

100 signatures reached

2022-03-09 19:41:42 -0500

50 signatures reached

2022-03-09 18:42:34 -0500

25 signatures reached

2022-03-09 17:50:44 -0500

10 signatures reached