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Commander X Looking for Asylum
by (posted by Norse)
Saturday May 5th, 2012 2:48 PM
I was forwarded the following petition urging Tunesia grant amnesty to Commander X, aka Chris Doyon, who--rumor has it-- fled to Canada after being charged with interfering with the Santa Cruz County website in December 2010 in support of the homeless activists charged with "illegal lodging" for a peaceful and constitutional protest against the City and County's criminalization of homeless nighttime sleeping.
The petition can be found at http://www.change.org/petitions/free-commander-x .

Still facing charges under 647e is Linda Lemaster who has discussed the case on her own blog: http://hearthbylinda.blogspot.com/2012/02/time-for-change-laws-that-punish-and.html . Her attorney Jonathan Gettleman has filed an extensive brief about the case http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2012/02/16/18707485.php which Judge Paul Marigonda recently turned down.

Attorney Ed Frey and homeless activist Gary Johnson are appealing a 6 month jail sentence imposed by Judge John Gallagher last year. Gallagher also sentenced Johnson to jail for 2 years recently (suspended) for the same 647e, used last year extensively to harass, cite, and jail Occupy Santa Cruz activists. For more, check out http://www.peacecamp2010insider.blogspot.com .

And Frey faces a contempt of court charge Friday May 18 at 1:30 PM in Dept. 2 for not wearing a coat and tie to court while defending Johnson. Come and dress accordingly (possible jailhouse orange?).
by RazerRay
Saturday May 5th, 2012 7:01 PM
Perhaps as long as he has asylum papers on file with some country the Canadian authorities won't turn him over to the Feds. Otherwise he's just nuts. Just because he claims to have been involved in Anonymous' #OpTunisia in no way indicates he understands jack squat about the country, it's people, or the way of life they live.

Even under so-called new management, he won't like it, and it won't like him.

They already have enough 'curb-huggers'.