Stand With Noche Diaz! Drop All the Charges! Endorse Here
Pack the Court House, January 27, 2016, 8am Press Conference 9AM trial starts. Manhattan Criminal Court;100 Centre Street
URGENT: Call the DA NOW to Drop Charges Against Noche Diaz
They are STILL going after Noche Diaz. And YOU are still needed to raise your voice to keep him from being convicted and sent to Rikers for leading people to stand up against police terror and murder of Black and Brown youth. He is scheduled to go to trial Wednesday, Jan. 27. The DA succeeded in its efforts to consolidate two cases against Noche, and now he faces 4 misdemeanors (including inciting to riot) and several violations.
We are asking you to call the D.A.'s office TODAY and urge that all charges be dropped! Call: Jennifer Peck, Lead ADA (Assistant District Attorney) in the case, 212-335-9538.
Speak to whoever answers or leave a message. Urge her to drop all the charges against Edward "Noche" Diaz." We know that Jennifer Peck will get the message. If you speak to her, she may ask you to come in and talk to her. It is NOT necessary or desirable to do this.
After you call, please let us know what happened – if you left a message or talked with anyone and what they said. Your call will make a difference.
Call us at (929) 249-7996 or (646) 709-1961 or email us here.
Noche Diaz is a leader of the NY Revolution Club, a supporter of the Revolutionary Communist Party and an initiator of the Stop Mass Incarceration Network. Read Noche's statement, Going Into the New Year: Facing Jail Time and Fighting for a Future of Emancipation, here.
The two cases that are now consolidated are arrests from:
▪ The mass demonstration August 15, 2014 when people in NYC (as well as in cities around the country) poured into the streets after a national "moment of silence" after Michael Brown was gunned down by police in Ferguson, MO. Noche was at the head of the march with a banner and was pulled out of the crowd by police.
▪ The mass march November 25, 2014 after a Grand Jury refused to indict the Ferguson cop who murdered Michael Brown. During this march, Noche was threatened by NYPD police who said things like: "I know you, you already have a case, you better go home cuz when we get you, you ain't going nowhere for a long time, we're going to put you away..." Again, Noche was singled out for arrest.
As the NY Revolution Club, has pointed out: "The authorities are sending a message: they say their right and ability to use murder and terror must go unchallenged. Don't you dare protest police terror – and don't even think about making an actual revolution. The people need to send a very different message: We are NOT intimidated. We will NOT be silenced by these attacks and threats. We will stand with Noche and rally others to stand with him."