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Thursday's Jail Solidarity Update
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Friday Jun 11th, 2004 10:15 AM
Update As of 7PM June 10th 2004
6:45PM - All the John and Janes Does, about 40 total, have now been released and at this time are walking from 850 Bryant back to the converngence space. There are apparently no major injuries. Overall, spirits seem high and, needless to say, everyone is thrilled to be out!
4:45PM - A final deal has been reached with all of the remaining protesters: they will divulge their names in return for having all of their charges dropped and being released from the jail starting at 6PM. It is interesting to note how important it is for the police to document the identities of all of the protesters, even though they have agreed that they did nothing wrong and were wrongly imprisoned... On a side note, the two felony cases were released last night with all of their charges dropped, as well. There has been a request for supporters to greet prisoners upon their release at 850 Bryant Street.
1:50PM - Currently, the first group of 6 has been herded into the courtroom to be arraigned. The DA argued that by giving the names "Jane/John Doe," they were in fact giving false names and should be charged with the misdemeanor act of giving a false name to an officer. The judge subsequently ruled against that. Everyone in the first group of 6 started out with one misdemeanor charge and one infraction (similar to a traffic ticket). All the misdemeanors for the first 6 have been dismissed, leaving only the infractions. The last hour has been spent arguing whether or not to release the detainees, even though they haven't given their names, as infractions are generally not arrestable offenses. A recess has been called and arguments will resume at 2PM. Currently, around 40 supporters are in the courtroom, and others are welcome to join them at 850 Bryant Street, courtroom 27.
11:15AM - All Jane and John Does have had their cases consolidated and will have a hearing together in Dept 27 on the 2nd Floor of 850 Bryant.
9:00AM - Jail Solidarity continues inside 850 Bryant and outside on the 7th St side of the jail.
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Beatings And Arrests For Trying To Enter Open Government MeetingsKurt Brown, AKA SainTramBoneFriday Jun 11th, 2004 1:24 PM
jane doe hereMIAFriday Jun 11th, 2004 1:04 PM
there is a lessonsoymilk!rts djFriday Jun 11th, 2004 12:06 PM
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