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Sat Apr 1 2006 (Updated 08/07/06) Grand Jury Subpoena Motion to Quash Denied by Judge
June 15th update: Josh Wolf refused to testify or provide video evidence to the federal grand jury. Instead of being held in contempt, he was told by the prosecutor that he was free to go. imc_photo.gifPhotos & Video

Yet another Federal Grand Jury in San Francisco targeting local activists has been convened. This time the apparent reason for the Grand Jury is to investigate the anti-G8 solidarity protest held in the Mission District of San Francisco on July 8, 2005, during which a local police officer was injured. Charges against three people in connection with the protest are pending in San Francisco Superior Court. Independent journalist and videographer Josh Wolf, a frequent poster to Indybay, has been subpoenaed to testify and to provide any notes taken and the full and unedited videotape recorded during the demonstration. The National Lawyers Guild is representing Josh Wolf and has filed a motion to quash the subpoena on several grounds including First Amendment journalistic protections and that the FBI is on an illegal "fishing expedition" aimed at aiding the separate local investigation by San Francisco police and prosecutors. On March 30th, a press conference was held on the steps of the San Francisco Federal Building before the hearing on quashing the subpoena. On April 5th, the judge in the case denied that motion. While Josh Wolf and his attorneys are considering their next move, Josh urges people "to talk to your friends and neighbors about how the grand jury system (is) a vicious unconstitutional implementation of the law that is being used for political purposes."

At least two of those arrested July 8, 2005, are set to return to court on the 19th of May at 9am in Department 20 of the SF Hall of justice on 850 Bryant street. June 15th update: Gabe entered a not guilty plea on June 2nd. He'll have a pre-trial conference in Dept. 25 on July 20th. His trial is set to begin August 4th.

imc_video.gifPress Conference Video | Report | imc_photo.gifPhotos | Court Filings and Rulings: 1, 2

Josh Wolf's Grand Jury Documents · FBI Witchhunt.com Info on SF G8 Grand Jury

Indybay's 2005 G8 Coverage: San Francisco 1 | 2 · US · Scotland


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