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|Preliminary "Conspiracy" Hearing for Two Reporters in the 75 River St. Persecutions|
|Date||Tuesday March 13|
|Time||1:30 PM - 4:00 PM|
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|Courthouse 701 Ocean St. Dept. 7 (may be moved)|
|Event Type||Court Date|
Bradley Alllen and Alex Darocy are the first two of 11 charged with felony vandalism, conspiracy to commit felony vandalism, and misdemeanor trespass to go to Preliminary Hearing.
Stuart is represented by attorney Ben Rice.
The National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) and The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press (Reporters Committee) filed a joint Letter Brief seeking the dismissal of charges against Bradley Stuart Allen in The People of the State of California v. Becky Ann Johnson et al, Case No. F22194. The brief asserts that Mr. Allen, who is a photojournalist and NPPA member, should not be criminally prosecuted for trespass, vandalism and conspiracy. He was arrested and so charged after his photographic coverage of an Occupy Wall Street (OWS) protest in Santa Cruz, California last year.
More info at http://blogs.nppa.org/advocacy/2012/03/12/nppa-reporters-committee-seek-dismissal-of-charges-against-photojournalist-covering-occupy-protest/ .
Additional information on other defendants charged with the same "crimes": http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2012/02/29/18708428.php
See "Day Three of "Conspiracy" Frame-Up Hearing" at http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2012/03/15/18709347.php .