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Fri Jun 8 2012 (Updated 06/10/12)Santa Cruz Eleven Update: The Steamroller Slouches into Summer
Fri Jun 8 2012 (Updated 06/10/12)Santa Cruz Eleven Split into Smaller Groups for Preliminary Hearings
On Friday, June 8th, five of the Santa Cruz Eleven had preliminary hearing dates set by visiting Judge Stephen Sillman. Additionally, Brent Adams now has a new public defender, attorney Lisa K. McCamey.
Gabriella Ripley-Phipps, whose attorney is Shaneen Porter, and Becky Johnson, represented by attorney Dan Clymo, will be going into their preliminary hearing on Monday, June 25th at 9 AM in Dept. 6. They were ordered to appear on Friday, June 22nd at 9 AM in the same courtroom for a readiness hearing. Gabriella and Becky are eager to put these cases behind them, and chose not to wait until August 20th when the judge scheduled preliminary hearings for Robert Norse, Desiree Foster, and Brent Adams.
The Santa Cruz County District Attorney's Office has refiled all four charges — two felony charges of conspiracy and vandalism, and two counts of misdemeanor trespass — against Franklin Alcantara and Cameron Laurendeau after judge Paul Burdick dismissed them on April 25th. A new preliminary hearing for Franklin and Cameron was scheduled for July 23rd.
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Previous Coverage: Demonstration at Wells Fargo in Solidarity with 75 River St. Arrestees || Occupy Santa Cruz Marches to Protest Repression of the Occupy Movement || Indybay Journalists Charged with Felony: Conspiracy to Make Media || Demonstration at Wells Fargo in Santa Cruz: "Drop the Charges! Bust the Banksters!" || ACLU Statement of Support and Petition for "Journalists, Local Press and Activists" || WILPF Condemns Local Law Enforcement and Supports Eleven Local Activists || Judge Burdick Dismisses Charges Against Four of the Santa Cruz Eleven || Occupy Santa Cruz Supports the Santa Cruz Eleven || Demonstrators say, "Bob Lee, Stop Wasting Money! Drop the Charges!" || The California Constitution "Is Broader and More Protective Than the First Amendment" || All Charges Dismissed Against Indybay Photojournalists Bradley and Alex || Banners on Highway One: "Support The Santa Cruz Eleven" and "Drop All Charges Now!" || Preliminary Hearing Postponed for Santa Cruz Eleven