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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.
NAMI Santa Cruz Expresses Deep Sadness at Horrible Death of Sean Arlt Monday Oct 24th 8:01 PM
ACLU of Northern California Statement on Killing of Sean Arlt (1 comment) Monday Oct 24th 5:12 PM
We Have a Right to Exist Monday Oct 24th 8:19 AM
Candle light vigil held in remembrance of Sean Smith Arlt October 22, 2016 (6 comments) Sunday Oct 23rd 11:53 AM
Proposition 57: A Vote For Justice (1 comment) Sunday Oct 23rd 10:24 AM
People's Block Party Supplants Oakland Police Copaganda Effort, Saves Home (1 comment) Saturday Oct 22nd 10:37 PM
Stop police violence in Santa Cruz (1 comment) Saturday Oct 22nd 9:52 PM
SCPD must release name of officer who killed man suffering from mental illness (3 comments) Saturday Oct 22nd 11:35 AMMore Local News...
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ACLU Urges Justice Department to Investigate Police Use of Face Recognition Sunday Oct 23rd 11:45 PM
141 Water Protectors Arrested as Police Escalate Violent Militarized Response Sunday Oct 23rd 11:39 PM
Removing barriers to higher education for formerly incarcerated women and girls Monday Oct 17th 6:58 AM
ACLU of North Dakota Files Open Record Requests Regarding Policing Practices at Site of DAPL Protests Saturday Oct 15th 4:04 PM
Journalist Amy Goodman to Turn Herself in to North Dakota Authorities Saturday Oct 15th 3:55 PM
Law Enforcement Arrest 29 Water Protectors on Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Continue to Target Journalists Covering DAPL Saturday Oct 15th 3:42 PM
North Dakota needs to immediately drop its outrageous charges against journalist Amy Goodman (1 comment) Friday Oct 14th 9:42 AM
The Surveillance State Descends on the Dakota Access Pipeline Spirit Camp Tuesday Oct 11th 4:14 PMMore Global News...
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DOJ Says Poor Defendants Can’t Be Held If They Can’t Afford Bail Monday Oct 24th 10:06 PM
Philippines: 100 Days of the Duterte Presidency (1 comment) Tuesday Oct 11th 12:45 AM
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte likens himself to Hitler Tuesday Oct 4th 4:45 AM
(A-Radio) Azerbaijan: the "flower holiday" of the dictator and the imprisoned anarchists Wednesday Sep 28th 12:30 PM
(A-Radio) Antifenix: Interview on the repression against anarchists in Czech Monday Sep 26th 2:24 PM
Leaving Edward Snowden in limbo will be a stain on President Obama’s legacy (1 comment) Saturday Sep 17th 6:07 PM
PHILIPPINES: Don’t make the war on drugs a war on human rights Friday Aug 19th 4:17 AM
Occupy Obama lawsuit clears federal hearing Wednesday Aug 17th 5:51 PMOpen Newswire...
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