PLEASE HELP. PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD...
Here is a letter her dad sent out:
Our daughter, Alexandra Svoboda — who is a member of Nebraskans for Peace, has been is a step-down ward from Intensive Care in Rhode Island Hospital for over a week now. She was injured when three policemen “arrested” her in North Providence, RI during a peaceful demonstration for worker’s rights. (see attached articles). Alexandra has undergone three vascular surgeries on her left left; has an external fixator from her lower tibia to her pelvis; a detached left fibula and torn ACL/PCL/MCL ligaments in her left knee. We’ve yet to start on the orthopaedic reconstruction of her knee and fibula.
Alexandra, 22, was charged initially with three felony assault charges (on officers), one disturbing the peace and one charge of resisting arrest. (North Providence is a separate township than Providence). The charges are bogus and my wife, Jan Enstrom and I have retained excellent legal council for Alex. Our main goal is a healthy recovery and as for the court. We will not settle for anything less than all charges being dropped or acquittal.
The main pt is that Alexandra is a peaceful and sensitive young lady who would never “attack” any officer and eyewitness and photos back this up. Note: We have and have had federal, state and county law officers in our family and Alex would NEVER attack an officer. Period. You, who are parents, already have that protective instinct and when something like this happens, it raises everything to a new level of support and protection. I pray that you never receive a phone call at 6am from your child, half-in tears and drugged, explaining that she is in the hospital with a broken leg and had surgery the night before. You never expect it and, trust me, it’s not a good way to start the day.
We are dealing with some VERY serious (and bogus) charges and we are resolved to get a very good criminal law attorney and have the charges dismissed or acquitted in a court of law. The photos are below are gruesome. The police action, even more so.
I’m not pleased with the LJS’s coverage as it’s incomplete and dated and slanted to show (in my opinion) to favor the police/mayor of N.Providence.
I want to make sure that as many voices are heard in RI from NE as possible. For that matter, Nebraskans need to hear about this and I am NOT happy with the lackluster coverage that the LJS has provided thus far. Compare the two articles. “Google” my daughter’s name. There’s ample info out there and growing. WE NEED HELP IN SENDING A MESSAGE TO THE RI GOVERNOR and Attn General for a full, thorough and independent investigation.
Every letter and email will help, whether to the Lincoln Journal Star, Providence Journal or officials listed below. We need your help.
Support Alex Svoboda website
Collection of Photos (WARNING: Some of these images are gruesome)
Recent Lincoln Journal Star article that does not do justice to the grave nature of Alex’s injuries — or even accurately reflect the information in the local Rhode Island paper!
North Providence, Rhode Island news story
A bank account to help with Alex's medical expenses has been set up at the following address, if you'd like to contribute:
Alexandra Svoboda Fund
c/o Citizens Bank
120 Waterman Street RI-018
Providence, RI 02906
Please write letters of concern to the following:
Donald L. Carcieri
Office of the Governor
Providence, RI 02903
Telephone: 401 222 2080
Fax: 401 222 8096
North Providence Mayor:
Charles A. Lombardi
North Providence Town Hall
2000 Smith Street
North Providence, RI 02911
Telephone: (401) 232-0900, ext. 226
Fax: (401) 232-3434
State Attorney General:
150 South Main Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 800 852 7776
Ernest C. Spaziano
North Providence Police Department
1967 Mineral Spring Ave.
North Providence, R.I. 02904
Business line: 401-233-1433
Fax number: 401-233-1438