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Wed Apr 19 2006SF Grand Jury Targets G8 Protest & Independent Journalist
Wed Apr 19 2006Grand Jury Subpoena Motion to Quash Denied by Judge
Yet another Federal Grand Jury in San Francisco targeting local activists has been convened. This time the apparent reason for the Grand Jury is to investigate the anti-G8 solidarity protest held in the Mission District of San Francisco on July 8, 2005, during which a local police officer was injured. Charges against three people in connection with the protest are pending in San Francisco Superior Court. Independent journalist and videographer Josh Wolf, a frequent poster to Indybay, has been subpoenaed to testify and to provide any notes taken and the full and unedited videotape recorded during the demonstration. The National Lawyers Guild is representing Josh Wolf and has filed a motion to quash the subpoena on several grounds including First Amendment journalistic protections and that the FBI is on an illegal "fishing expedition" aimed at aiding the separate local investigation by San Francisco police and prosecutors. On March 30th, a press conference was held on the steps of the San Francisco Federal Building before the hearing on quashing the subpoena. On April 5th, the judge in the case denied that motion. While Josh Wolf and his attornies are considering their next move, Josh urges people "to talk to your friends and neighbors about how the grand jury system (is) a vicious unconstitutional implementation of the law that is being used for political purposes."
At least two of those arrested July 8th are set to return to court on the 19th of May at 9am in Department 20 of the SF Hall of justice on 850 Bryant street. They are asking people to save the date, come to the courthouse, and show solidarity.
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House Keys, Not Handcuffs Saturday Oct 14th 7:17 PM
March Against Police Murder: San Francisco to Sacramento (1 comment) Friday Oct 6th 4:35 PM
Vigil for OPD Taser Victim Saturday Sep 30th 7:34 PM
Homeless Washed Away at the Santa Cruz Post Office (6 comments) Wednesday Sep 27th 9:54 AM
We Got This: Chelsea Manning Speaks Out at March Against White Supremacy (video) (1 comment) Monday Sep 25th 8:26 PM
Statement on Berkeley City Council Resolution to Pepper Spray Protesters Wednesday Sep 20th 7:53 PM
SF Activist Murdered Rally for Justice Planned (1 comment) Wednesday Sep 20th 3:46 AMMore Local News...
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Facing a Possible State of Emergency Monday Oct 2nd 5:20 AM
Justice Department demands Facebook turn over information on anti-administration activists Saturday Sep 30th 7:11 AM
A3 Newsletter: Vincent Simmons, Leonard Peltier, Non-Unanimous Juries and more Wednesday Sep 27th 2:01 PM
French Police Threaten to Block Indymedia Nantes and Indymedia Grenoble (1 comment) Wednesday Sep 27th 12:39 PM
Your Civil Rights Are Being Violated by JBLM: Meet the man leading this illegal activity. (1 comment) Saturday Sep 23rd 9:06 AM
Nuestra Voz: Schools for Education not Criminalization Wednesday Sep 13th 9:14 AM
What to Make of Germany’s Ban of Linksunten Indymedia Tuesday Sep 12th 1:47 PM
800 People Take the Streets of Freiburg, Germany in Solidarity with Linksunten Indymedia (1 comment) Sunday Sep 10th 6:11 PMMore Global News...
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Harassment by Verizon to tell us what we know: It is 70 to 80 degrees! (1 comment) Wednesday Sep 27th 10:42 AM
Phone Privacy? Tuesday Sep 19th 5:30 AM
UC Gave $600,000 for Hate Speech, Plans Week of More Hate Speech Friday Sep 15th 8:03 AM
16 years on, the controlled demolition of the 9/11 official story (1 comment) Saturday Sep 9th 1:33 PM
ICE Raids Cause Minority Women to Live in Fear Saturday Jul 29th 9:12 AM
Local law enforcement and government protect TBSC gang stalkers (1 comment) Tuesday Jul 25th 9:15 PM
Brazil: Will Moro destroy the rule of law? Friday Jun 30th 1:55 PM
SF Police state terrorism; Housing Crisis, Nuclear Contamination of Pacific Ocean Monday May 8th 8:01 PMOpen Newswire...
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