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Conspiracy to Commit Journalism: Free the Santa Cruz Eleven !
On Wednesday February 8th, sheriffs deputies and D.A.'s went to homes of three activists and took them away in handcuffs on arrest warrants for false charges of “conspiracy”, “vandalism”, and “trespass” in retaliation for reporting on and supporting the brief peaceful occupation of a 3 ½ year vacant bank building downtown, held by Wells Fargo Bank, a major predatory lender, as speculative investment. Five of the eleven charged are reporters for alternative media. Total charges: 44; Total Felony charges: 22 Our District Attorney's Office now apparently leads the country as the False Felony Fabricating Capital of the Country...
The flyer describes some upcoming events as well as the upcoming arraignments of the newscriminals. The petition presents a variety of issues which community members can weigh in on, either on-line or in hard copy.