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Title: Starchilld's Trial-Daily Protest-Noon-PLUS Nov 8th-SWOP-USA
START DATE: Thursday November 08
TIME: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location Details:
Fremont Municipal Court 2nd floor, Dept. 602, 39439 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont, California. (near Mowry, cross street Walnut)
Event Type: Protest
SWOP-USA/NORCAL is asking people to come to Starchild's trail in Fremont every day this week, starting Monday November 5. We will be picketing out front. The trial starts at 1:30. Please arrive at 12 Noon for the protest.

If you can't make it every day, BE SURE TO COME THURSDAY, November 8th for a larger protest.

Some details:
SWOP-USA member, Starchild, was charged with prostitution as a result of entrapment in the course of a sting operation conducted by the Fremont Police Department on December 5th, 2005. Jury selection is over and the trial is being heard in Fremont Municipal Court 2nd floor, Dept. 602, 39439 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont, California. (near Mowry, cross street Walnut)

Call 415-751-1659 for further info. Car poolers will leave at 11 am from 398 11th Street

http://ebar.com/news/article.php?sec=news&article=1120
This article from last year explains many of the issues and discusses his 2006 candidacy.

Below are lots of great ideas for signs!

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"If There's No Victim, How Can There Be A Crime?"
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"FPD: We Have No Resources To Investigate Robberies, Burglar Alarms"
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"Internet Fishing Expeditions To Entrap Adult Service Providers: Your Police Tax Dollars At Work"
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"Fremont Residents Deserve Sensible Police & D.A. Priorities!"
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"Prostitutes Are Honest Working People - Stop The Hate!"
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"Cops - Stop Playing Pimp!"
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"Don't Reward Wasteful & Intolerant Prosecutions!"
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Q: "How Many Vice Cops Does It Take To Arrest A Sex Worker?"
A: "How Many Are You Willing To Pay For?"
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"Arresting Prostitutes = Safe, Easy Work For Cops"
"Targeting Violent Criminals = Difficult & Dangerous"
"Guess Which Fremont Police Prefer?"
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"It's November 2007. Do You Know Where Your Taxes Are?"
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(Speech bubbles attached to pictures of police officers with Pinocchio noses):

"Prostitution Is A Serious Threat To The Community."
"Lying And Posing As A Client To Arrest Someone For Prostitution Isn't Entrapment."
"We Don't Have The Resources To Investigate Violent Crimes."
"We Don't Have The Resources To Respond To Burglar Alarm Calls."
"We're Not Biased, We Just Enforce The Law."
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(Speech bubble attached to picture of officer wearing Klan hood with police cap on top):

"I'll Bet Some Of The Gang Members In Prison Will Find You Real Pretty!" *
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(Speech bubble attached to picture of officer wearing ski mask with police cap on top):

"Want A Copy Of Your Own Police Report? That'll Be $10."**
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(Speech bubbles attached to unsympathetic-looking police officers):

"Sorry Your Daughter Got Raped, I Was Busy Arresting A Sex Worker."
"Sorry Your Home Was Broken Into, I Was Busy Arresting A Sex Worker."
"Sorry Your Grandmother Was Mugged, I Was Busy Arresting A Sex Worker."
"Sorry Your Car Was Stolen, I Was Busy Arresting A Sex Worker."
"Sorry Your Taxes Are Going Up, We Need The Money To Jail Prostitutes."
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(Sign titled "The District Attorney's Magic Mirror" depicting an ugly, mean-looking, arrogant woman saying "Mirror mirror, on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?" as she admires a reflection of herself as a lovely, angelic and noble-looking do-gooder)
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"Your Job As A Juror Is To Ignore Common Sense And Follow HIS ORDERS!"

(illustration of a D.A. barking menacingly at a cowed jury as she points to a judge)
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"There's Lots Of $$$ In Fremont Prostitution":

-Undercover Cop Salaries
-Hotel Room Charge
-Vice Cops' Beer Fund
-Police Dog Trainer's Salary & Dog Food
-Squad Cars Gas & Mileage
-Cell At Fremont City Jail
-Cell At Santa Rita
-Prison Guard Salaries
-District Attorney's Salary
-Judge's Salary
-Court Reporter's Salary
-Court Clerk's Salary
-Bailiff's Salary
-Police Officers' Witness Pay

"Who Says Crime Doesn't Pay?
Thank You Fremont Taxpayers!"


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