Press Conference / Rally & March
DROP THE CHARGES AGAINST THE SANTA CRUZ ELEVEN
Stop Wasting Taxpayers Money on These Witch-Hunt Prosecutions!!
CONTACT: Dr. Steve Pleich
Friday, May 4, 2012
Press Conference & Rally at 2pm
March at 2:30!
Meet at the steps of the Santa Cruz Court House
701 Ocean Street
On Friday, May 4th
, at 2:00 PM, at the Santa Cruz Courthouse, there will be a press conference, rally and march to demand DROPPING ALL CHARGES against the Santa Cruz Eleven. The Santa Cruz Eleven are local community members who have been charged with an unprecedented variety of offenses arising from their alleged involvement with the occupation of a long-time vacant bank building late last fall, 2011.
The Santa Cruz Eleven were participating in constitutionally protected
activities either as news gatherers, observers, or as supporters,
including a mediator between police and activists inside the occupied
Each of these defendants has been charged with the following four
charges: (1) felony conspiracy to commit a misdemeanor, (2) felony
vandalism, (3) misdemeanor trespass by entering and occupying, and (4)
refusing to leave private property. They are facing long jail
These defendants posed no threat to public order and community safety
by their actions, either as chroniclers of the events, or as
supporters of the occupiers and the occupation.
Supporters of the Santa Cruz Eleven are seeking local, regional,
national and international support for the defense of these community
The cost of these prosecutions (including the prosecution and defense
attorneys, court costs, and police costs for testimony) is costing
taxpayers upwards of a million dollars, with judges dropping charges,
and the DA refiling based on no additional evidence.
All charges based on this constitutionally protected activity should
be dropped immediately.
Sponsored by the Watsonville Brown Berets
, Supporters of the Santa Cruz Eleven. Please contact for your endorsement or for more information.
SPREAD THE WORD & SHARE THE FLYER!
Black & White PDF:http://www.indybay.org/uploads/2012/04/30/santa-cruz-11-rally-bw.pdf