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Thu Aug 9 2012 (Updated 08/10/12)Davis Dozen Update: Pitchess Motion Filed to Investigate Officer Misconduct
Thu Aug 9 2012 (Updated 08/10/12)Davis Dozen Back in Court on August 24th for Pretrial Hearing
On July 13th, the legal team for the Davis Dozen, students and faculty of UC Davis who allegedly blockaded a corporate bank that appeared on their campus last Fall, filed a Pitchess Motion which alleges that the officers in the case used excessive force or lied about the events surrounding the defendants' arrest. This will provide the court access to the officers' records, allowing confirmation of past use of excessive force against the defendants. Their next court date has been set for Friday, August 24th.
As part of U.S. Bank’s aggressive marketing strategy, U.C. Davis students were issued new ID cards that doubled as debit cards, while students who received financial aid were temporarily blocked from receiving their funds unless they opened an account with the bank. Students and educators began blockading the entrance to the bank in January, preventing the branch from operating for nearly two months. In response to the protest, the bank branch closed its doors on February 28.
It is estimated that up to 200 people participated in the alleged blockade, but only twelve of them are facing criminal charges. They are being charged with 21 counts of misdemeanor, including conspiracy to commit a misdemeanor. They face up to 11 years in prison and $1 million in fines.
Several of the twelve were pepper-sprayed by University Police in November, in an act of police brutality that garnished international attention.
Read More | Defense Files Motion in Bank Blocking Case | Support the Davis Dozen
Previous Coverage: 11 UC Davis Students, Professor, Charged for U.S. Bank Blockade || Pre-Trial Update on the Davis Dozen
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Winnemem Wintu Tribe supports the Standing Rock Sioux Protectors Tuesday Aug 23rd 4:21 PM
Grazing in National Forest Restricted to Protect Rare California Frogs, Toads Monday Aug 22nd 4:23 PM
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Big Oil Money Gushes Over Sacramento, LA Times & Brown's Dirty Hands (1 comment) Tuesday Aug 16th 5:53 PM
Consumer Watchdog slams Jerry Brown over receiving $9.8 million in fossil fuel donations Monday Aug 15th 5:27 PMMore Local News...
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Justice For CTC Whistleblower Kathleen Carroll-Statement At Sacramento Trial (1 comment) Tuesday Aug 9th 9:56 PM
Fired CTC Whistleblower Kathleen Carroll's Lawyer Dan Siegel On Retaliation Witnesses (1 comment) Tuesday Aug 2nd 7:55 AM
Africa Day 2016 at the California State Capitol featuring Roots Sunday Friday May 20th 4:37 AM
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USDA Unviels New 'Urban Agriculture Toolkit' for Agriculture Entrepreneurs Friday Apr 29th 10:56 PM
ALRB approved: Here’s what the UFW says you get for 3% of your salary Monday Apr 25th 5:49 PM
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Judge again says ALRB and UFW colluded on litigation strategy Thursday Apr 21st 5:36 PM
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