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Solidarity Forever!

Date:
Wednesday, April 13, 2005
Time:
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Event Type:
Other
Organizer/Author:
Location Details:
S.F. City Hall room 406 @ 4pm

SUPPORT THE doe FAMILY
Sunshine Taskforce Compliance Hearing
APRIL 13, 2005 4pm SF City Hall, Rm 406
Open for public comment

TAKE ACTION!!!
CALL-IN to SF Sheriff Michael Hennessey APRIL 11th, 12th, 13th
415.554.7225 sheriff@sfgov.org
DEMAND! :
*Access to public records
*Compliance with Sunshine Taskforce’s order of determination
*Video and other documents regarding the Jane John doe cell extraction
(June 9th 2004)

This information is crucial for building our case!

The Story:
On June 8th 2004 at the end of the Reclaim the Commons biotech protest, over one hundred activists were corralled in a mass arrest during a Reclaim the Streets against the G8 meeting in Georgia. Thirty-Eight of the activists arrested chose to withhold their names in continuing protest against their illegal arrest and violation of their First Amendment rights, amongst other things. The sheriff’s department attempted to break their solidarity by violently extracting them from their cells and subjecting them to pain compliance which resulted in serious injuries ranging from broken bones, nerve damage, and torn ligaments to bruises and psychological trauma. Their charges were ultimately dismissed “in the interest of justice.”

The Struggle:
The activists and their legal counsel have met deadlock in the information discovery process. The sheriff’s department refuses to disclose pertinent documents and video that are crucial in building a case. Although a sparse number of documents have been revealed, the sheriff maintains that the video and other documents requested are not public information. Even after a Sunshine Taskforce hearing unanimously found the sheriff in violation of the Sunshine Ordinance, which is meant to insure transparent government, the sheriff refuses to release pertinent video and documents.

We need your support!
Please send your much needed donations to our defense fund:
doe family fund
PO BOX 40908
San Francisco, CA 94140
doefamily@resist.ca
Our lawyers need to eat and pay rent, and we must raise $12,000 for them and our case.

Added to the calendar on Tue, Apr 12, 2005 10:15PM
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