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Title: Rally and March to Support the Santa Cruz Eleven!
START DATE: Friday May 04
TIME: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location Details:
Santa Cruz Court House
701 Ocean Street
Santa Cruz, CA
Event Type: Press Conference
Contact NameDr. Steve Pleich
Email Addressspleich [at] gmail.com
Phone Number831-466-6078
Address
Press Release
Press Conference / Rally & March

DROP THE CHARGES AGAINST THE SANTA CRUZ ELEVEN

Stop Wasting Taxpayers Money on These Witch-Hunt Prosecutions!!

CONTACT: Dr. Steve Pleich
831-466-6078
spleich@gmail.com


Friday, May 4, 2012
Press Conference & Rally at 2pm
March at 2:30!

Meet at the steps of the Santa Cruz Court House
701 Ocean Street

On Friday, May 4th, at 2:00 PM, at the Santa Cruz Courthouse, there will be a press conference, rally and march to demand DROPPING ALL CHARGES against the Santa Cruz Eleven. The Santa Cruz Eleven are local community members who have been charged with an unprecedented variety of offenses arising from their alleged involvement with the occupation of a long-time vacant bank building late last fall, 2011.

The Santa Cruz Eleven were participating in constitutionally protected activities either as news gatherers, observers, or as supporters, including a mediator between police and activists inside the occupied building.

Each of these defendants has been charged with the following four charges: (1) felony conspiracy to commit a misdemeanor, (2) felony vandalism, (3) misdemeanor trespass by entering and occupying, and (4) refusing to leave private property. They are facing long jail sentences.

These defendants posed no threat to public order and community safety by their actions, either as chroniclers of the events, or as supporters of the occupiers and the occupation.

Supporters of the Santa Cruz Eleven are seeking local, regional, national and international support for the defense of these community members.

The cost of these prosecutions (including the prosecution and defense attorneys, court costs, and police costs for testimony) is costing taxpayers upwards of a million dollars, with judges dropping charges, and the DA refiling based on no additional evidence.

All charges based on this constitutionally protected activity should be dropped immediately.

Sponsored by the Watsonville Brown Berets, Supporters of the Santa Cruz Eleven. Please contact for your endorsement or for more information.

http://santacruzeleven.org/



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