Dept. 44, 3rd Floor, Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center - 210 W. Temple, Los Angeles.
April 14th Global Day of Resistance Against Police Brutality video by TeamJADA Destiny On April 14th, in solidarity with various organizations fighting against police brutality and excessive force, the Stop Mass Incarceration Network took to the streets in various acts of civil disobedience to celebrate the live of our lost brothers and sisters killed by police...This is a video commemorating the actions in Los Angeles.
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Three more defendants in the Shutdown April 14th cases have just started trial, jury selection is underway, with opening statements Tuesday, April 19, at 1:30pm (and trial is set for April 25 for 3 more defendants).
The three on trial now were sent to Judge David Fields court, the same judge who presided over the railroad of the 3 defendants convicted in November 2015! This is a due process violation of the defendants rights, as Judge David Fields has made clear in open court he considers the defendants guilty, before any evidence has been presented.
Watch video of the inspiring April 14, 2015, National Day of Shutdown to STOP Police Murder and Brutality in Los Angeles here. You can see why the powers that be want the spirit, leaders, and determined protesters of April 14th pronounced "guilty" and jailed or hemmed in by probation and fines rather than free to spread and call forward more of this righteous, joyous and determined resistance! You are needed to be in court on Tuesday, April 19th -- take off work or school, come to court on Tuesday afternoon to stand with these defendants when opening statements are made in this case! It's Right to Protest Murder by Police! (If you don't get the link search 'April 14th Global Day of Resistance Against Police Brutality' on YouTube.)
The arrests, charges and prosecution of these protestors is part of an operation by the authorities, in Los Angeles and nationwide, to criminalize and derail protests determined to STOP murder by police - the national upsurge since Ferguson - and to intimidate and criminalize the people and organizations that have been steadfast in their opposition to the genocidal onslaught of police murders here and around the county.
Since the year 2000, police in L.A. County have shot more than 1300 people! And, since 2000, not one single criminal prosecution has been brought by L.A. County "prosecutors" against the police for these shootings. Yet those protesting to stop these police shootings and murders in Los Angeles, and thousands more nationwide, are criminally targeted and face up to 1.5 years in jail if convicted at trial. This cannot be allowed to happen. And you are needed! Call Mike Feuer at 213-978-8100. Mike Feuer is the Los Angeles City Attorney. Demand charges be immediately dropped on the April 14 protestors. Express yourself on the 1300 shootings by police in LA County and the outrage of prosecuting the April 14 defendants and all those fighting to stop these murders by police while police who murder walk off scot-free, time after time.
The LA City Attorney's office is withholding relevant material (discovery) that would show an unconstitutional bias driving efforts to criminalize protests and protestors who have been acting to expose and stop murder by police, especially since Ferguson, including the A14 defendants. The prosecution is refusing to hand over documentation of unconstitutional surveillance and spying on protestors, LAPD "post-operation" reports and more. The L.A. City Attorney, LAPD and other law enforcement agencies need to turn over that material. And the City of Los Angeles prosecutors must drop the charges on the April 14 protestors. Opening statements begin Tuesday, April 19 at 1:30pm. Be in court with the defendants. Dept. 44, 3rd Floor, Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center, 210 W. Temple, Los Angeles, CA 90012.
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