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Tue Jul 18 2006 (Updated 07/20/06)
Pre-trial Hearing for Gabriel Myers on July 20th
Tue Jul 18 2006 (Updated 07/20/06)
Gabe Myers Back in Court on "Lynching" Charge
Anti-G8 activist Gabriel Meyers went back to court on Thursday, July 20th for a pretrial hearing. One year ago, at a San Francisco protest against the Group of 8, a police officer received a head injury. Three people were originally arrested and charged in connection with the incident. It soon became clear that none of the three were involved. However, SF prosecutors, in collaboration with the SF police department, are proceeding to trial against Gabriel Meyers. The crime: he allegedly cried out for help when he was being held down to the ground in a suffocating stranglehold by a cop. This, they say, is "lynching." This term appears to refer to interference with police's possession of a person.

Supporters say, "If you love the G8, support a free hand for SF prosecutors, and want a more efficient police state, then... stay at home. But otherwise, come out to the hearing. It's important that the judge and the prosecutors in this case understand that the local community is solidly behind Gabriel Meyers." His trial is reportedly set to begin on August 4th.

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