is a Radio Rookies' graduate. Her first story, "Legal Status" was apart of the Mosholu workshop, which was recognized with a George Foster Peabody Award for broadcast excellence in 2005. Since then she has gone on to produce other stories for Rookies, and worked as a Rookies Producer to teach new rookies to do the same.Veralyn has also worked with various departments at WNYC Radio, including News and Culture, and produces independent work for her website, VeralynMedia.com. She is currently works to build power in Central Brooklyn as Communications Organizer at Brooklyn Movement Center, a membership-led, direct-action, community organizing group. Through all of her endeavors she aims to give a voice to perspectives that are often forgotten in the media.
Haitian Groups Demand Justice in 'Toto' Trial
Tuesday, July 08, 2008
New York, NY –
Haitian activist groups rallied outside the State Supreme Court earlier today in protest of the trial of Emmanuel "Toto" Constant, the former leader of the Haitian government's paramilitary group, FRAPH, the Front for the Advancement and Progress of Haiti.
They are accused of overseeing the torture and massacre of thousands of Haitians in the early 90's.
Constant's trail for grand larceny and mortgage fraud began today.
Barbara Victome, the director of the Haitian activist group, Dwa Fanm, says she wants to see justice for all of Constant's victims.
VICTOME: We're asking that he get's the maximum sentence possible - and eventually for him to go back to Haiti and answer for all the atrocious crimes. Those many woman who have been tortured, raped, and murdered under his death squad.
REPORTER: Victome says if Constant is deported and not convicted, he would be able to evade justice.
He has lived freely in Queens for 10 years, until his arrest in 2006.