Sherman Austin's attorney, William Paparian, received a voice mail message from Deputy District Attorney Jonathan Fairtlough that stated:
It is my understanding that all aspects of the
Sherman Martin Austin case have been
rejected by the LA County DA's Office"
THANK YOU BILL PAPARIAN FOR ALL OF YOUR HARD WORK AND DEDICATION. A BIG THANK YOU TO MY SON (SHERMAN’S BROTHER) WHO PROVIDED THE FUNDS TO FIGHT THIS CASE.
Sherman’s case is NOT over...We are still working on getting back the data.
I am confident that the future brings restitution for Sherman Austin. The U.S. GOVERNMENT demonized Sherman and used threats and coercion to convince him to sign a plea for a crime that he DID NOT COMMIT!
Sherman will be speaking on Nov. 18, 2004 at the Southwestern College of Law in Los Angeles.
USA Patriot Act – Three Years Later
Thursday November 18, 2004
Southwestern University School of Law
675 S. Westmoreland Ave, Los Angeles, 90005
Bullocks Wilshire Bldg., Room 330
6:30 – 8:30 pm
A retrospective look at the implications of the Patriot Act on our rights, civil liberties, privacy, freedoms and safety as a nation following the third anniversary of the passage of the USA Patriot Act.
Steven Rohde, Former ACLU President, Los Angeles Chapter
Katherine Darmer, Chapman University Law Professor and Author of
National Security and Civil Liberties in a Post 9/11 World
Sherman Austin, Los Angeles Activist Incarcerated under the Patriot Act
Mark Gonzales, Spoken Word Performance following the event
Refreshments will be provided
Southwestern Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild
Southwestern Latino American Student Association
Southwestern Black Law Student Association
Southwestern Public Interest Law Society
If you are interested in Sherman speaking at an event, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.