while students at UM have been sitting-in, camping-out, and marching through campus to support the rights of janitors and groundskeepers, students at FSU and other colleges have been doing just about the same in tallahassee, to protest the governor's inaction in the martin lee anderson case. we wholeheartedly support their cause. this is the press release they put out today.
Dear Student Activists and others,
On Wednesday April 19, 2006 30 students from Florida State University, Florida Agricultural And Mechanical University, and the Tallahassee Community College began what would become a 33 hour sit-in in Governor Jeb Bush's office. We were protesting the lack of government inaction and the attempted cover-up by state officials in the Martin Lee Anderson case.
14-year-old Martin Lee Anderson was the victim of a brutal, sustained beating by authorities at a publicly funded boot camp in Panama City, Florida. The next day, he died. The coroner determined that the cause of death was related to sickle cell trait, an absolutely ludicrous claim. (continued in first comment)
here is an article on the students' protest in the palm beach post.