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Class action lawsuits- SF mass arrests during war escalation period
by cp
Wednesday Feb 18th, 2004 9:15 PM
This is a notice that there will be class action lawsuits proceeding fairly soon relating to the mass arrests of 2300 protesters around March 20-22 in San Francisco.
I don't have that much information at this time, but I wanted this to be put out in a location archived by google. I attended a small meeting with the attorney Russell Robinson who will be one of the lawyers representing these huge groups, and he said that it will be entered into federal court within several weeks.
The police often didn't take many notes at all about who may have been doing what during the context of their arrest, so the large percentage of people who were doing absolutely zero illegal activity might be mixed together with those who were doing minor activity like writing with chalk on the ground or walking across the street outside of a crosswalk, and the people engaging in civil disobedience such as chaining themselves to Bechtel also might be thrown into the same class.
The way we will be broken up into classes will be by arrest date and location - so the 250 people at Hayes and Larkin will be one group - and etc.
http://www.indybay.org/news/2003/03/1588060.php
http://www.indybay.org/news/2003/03/1588024.php
http://www.indybay.org/news/2003/03/1587739.php
http://www.indybay.org/news/2003/03/1587558.php

Anyway, you will be included in the class action if you were arrested within one of these groups unless you opt out. They will need some people to be the named litigants on the suit who will give depositions or be interviewed in court.
I need a bit more information, so I'm not going to give out the phone number in this posting, but you could remain aware of this and try to keep abreast of what's going on.
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