Grand Jury Resistance Workshop March 16 (tags)
The Los Angeles branch of the Anarchist Black Cross will be facilitating a discussion on contemporary Grand Jury persecution of anarchists, leftists, and animal rights activists. We will also present an overview of ongoing FBI suppression of Grand Jury resisters in California and the Pacific Northwest. The event will include a Know Your Rights workshop and information on practical legal protection. It will conclude with a Q&A for any additional concerns.
Nefarious Monkey Business Uncovered (tags)
The international trade in monkeys destined for research laboratories has exploded in the past few years. A recent cruelty case in Van Nuys, CA shone a brief but bright light on this business with tragic consequences.
FBI Repression: Nine More Subpoenaed - Call for J25 Actions (tags)
Twenty three anti-war, social justice activists - mainly from Minneapolis and Chicago, have received subpoenas demanding that they testify before a Grand Jury on January 25th about their political activities. Many are refusing to comply. Coordinated protests are set in many cities across the country on the day of the Grand Jury proceedings.
BREAKING: Jury Rules Johannes Mehserle Guilty of Involuntary Manslaughter. (tags)
The jury in the murder trail of Johannes Mehserle for the killing of Oscar Grant has returned a verdict of guilty of involuntary manslaughter.
Mass Rally for Justice for Oscar Grant on June 14th! (tags)
Mass Rally for Justice for Oscar Grant on June 14th!
Mehserle Trial (Oscar Grant) Update (tags)
Posted on May 7, 2010 A preliminary hearing Friday in the second-degree murder trial of former BART Police Officer Johannes Mehserle provided few fireworks, but yielded several key rulings that could influence the outcome of what is expected to be a highly complex trial.
Killer Cop Update from Third Los Angeles Status Hearing (tags)
report from inside court room
Oscar Grant Report
Demo for Mumia Wed 01-20, 5 PM downtown LA fed bldg (tags)
The previously called demonstration to save Mumia's life and free him will take place Wed Jan 20 at 5 PM outside the downtown LA federal building on Los Angeles Street (corner Temple). Be there ane let people know. Other info below from Mumia's lawyer:
Medical Marijuana Caregiver Convicted of Drug Dealing (tags)
Until May 28, 2008 John Ottombrino was just another yoga and massage teacher, giving lessons and alternative health information from his home in Kearny Mesa. Then police broke in his door and arrested him for cultivation of marijuana and possession with intent to sell. Though he was growing it for three medical marijuana patients and had letters from their doctors proving it, the cops ignored that evidence — and so did the judge at his trial, who wouldn't let him introduce evidence that he was providing caregiving services for his clients.
FIRST THE AMERICAN BLACKS, AND NOW ALSO OUR LATINO AMERICANS !!! (tags)
THE MOST DEVIOUS AND DECEPTIVE MEANS TO KEEP CERTAIN GROUPS OF AMERICANS IN US PRISONS, IS TO NOT OFFER THEM LEGITIMATE HC RIGHTS TO OUR US FEDERAL COURTS !
FBI, California Attorney General Investigating Orange County Sheriff’s Dept. (tags)
The investigations are expected to not only look into the death of John Derek Chamberlain and determine if his civil rights were violated but is expected to probe much deeper into the over all possible misconduct of the Sheriff’s dept in general.
Jury selection in Coyotl Tezcatlipoca's case begins on Sept. 26th (tags)
Jury selection in Coyotl Tezcatlipoca's case begins on Wednesday, Sept. 26th
“HUNG JURY” FOR ANTI-MINUTEMAN PROTESTER (tags)
Tuesday, May 30, 2006 “HUNG JURY” FOR ANTI-MINUTEMAN PROTESTER An Orange County jury deadlocks on three charges; issues “not guilty” verdict for two others.
Read Governor Schwarzenegger's Statement (tags)
The dedication of Williams’ book “Life in Prison” casts significant doubt on his personal redemption. This book was published in 1998, several years after Williams’ claimed redemptive experience. Specifically, the book is dedicated to “Nelson Mandela, Angela Davis, Malcolm X, Assata Shakur, Geronimo Ji Jaga Pratt, Ramona Africa, John Africa, Leonard Peltier, Dhoruba Al-Mujahid, George Jackson, Mumia Abu-Jamal, and the countless other men, women, and youths who have to endure the hellish oppression of living behind bars.” The mix of individuals on this list is curious. Most have violent pasts and some have been convicted of committing heinous murders, including the killing of law enforcement.
Theresa Dang Not Guily: Article and Audio Interviews (tags)
The case of the missing police flashlight remains unresolved, but local activist Theresa Dang can go back to her San Francisco law school now and finish studying for her first final exam after a jury of her “peers” voted her not guilty on two separate counts of petty theft of a Garden Grove police officer's flashlight during a May 25th demonstration at the Garden Grove Women's Club.
Theresa Dang's trial ended Nov. 30 (tags)
Hello all: Theresa Dang's trial unexpectedly happened to end today, with the jury going into deliberations at around 4:00 pm. We're expecting them to come up with a verdict sometime tomorrow morning (December 1st).
THERESA DANG NOT GUILTY~ (tags)
AFTER AN ALMOST 2 DAY JURY DELIBERATION, THE VERDICT CAME IN AS NOT GUILTY FOR THERESA DANG ON THE SOCALLED FLASHLIGHT MYSTERY~~PETTY THEFT, OR PETTY ASSAULTS ON ANTI-RACIST PROTESTORS??
Should California courts convert to all volunteer juries?? (tags)
Should California end compulsory jury duty and implement an all volunteer jury system in every court ??
San Bernardino activist takes police department to court (tags)
Shirley Goodwin suffered at the hands of a San Bernardino Police Department officer who stormed her house over a $35 pet violation. Eight years later, she takes him to trial.
Protest against Donovan Jackson verdict in Inglewood (tags)
Should cops beat up minority teens and become millionaires? Say no, by protesting the verdict at Inglewood City Hall
Officers who beat Donovan Jackson rewarded by jury (tags)
Beat a Black teen and cover it up, and win $2.4 million.
TONIGHT 7 PM: Protest Against Execution of Brain Damaged Man (tags)
Schwarzenegger Denies Clemency Protest Against Execution of Brain Damaged Man WHEN: Tuesday, January 18th 7PM RALLY WHERE: WESTWOOD FEDERAL BUILDING 11000 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA (Corner of Veteran)
BEWARE: THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS A FRIVOLOUS LAWSUIT (tags)
> The "Proposition on the Ballot" to deny citizens (attorneys and private citizens, alike) the right to use their courts (and juries: grand and otherwise) is an illegal, Constitution-opposing, effort to steal Trillions and establish an International-Criminal-Regime, right here in California.....to further endebt and destabilize the state and nation, rendering our peoples less-capable of securing their lives and properties against criminal activities (expanding crime and debt, beyond their already-recod, warring, levels).....
Gwen Araujo Mistrial: Town Hall & Demonstration (tags)
the jury that heard the case against the murderers of Gwen Araujo, the young transgender women who was killed last year in Newark, California, were unable to agree on a verdict and the judge was forced to declare a mistrial.
Transgenders: We Ho to March vs. Hate as No Cal Jury Deliberates (tags)
As a jury in Hayward decides the fate of 3 accused in the Transgender "Emmet Till" murder case, West Hollywood anti-hate activists will march Friday evening.
Second Hung Jury on Inglewood Cop Who Beat Donovan Jackson (tags)
Copied from the LA Times, about the Jeremy Morse case.
guardian Uk report on mitchell crooks (tags)
Report on Inglewood amatuer videographer mitchell crooks from the guardian Uk papers.
Latest News about Jeremy Morse Trial (tags)
Bring some people up to speed on the inglewood trial. Jeremy Morse was arrested for Driving under the influence of drugs or alchohol over the thanksgiving holiday weekend by el segundo police. Seems that mitchell crooks, or the "amatuer cameraman" Did some time for that too! Funny how karma works. Jeremy Morse is due back in court jan 20 for his drunken driving charge. Kudos to mitchell crooks for learning from his time in the spotlight, unlike morse who now is facing child abuse charges and driving drunk. WoW good thing mitchell caught him when he did! Heres an update since the last trial.
Protest tommorow over inglewood police beating(terror) (tags)
march for justice for donovan jackson/stop police brutality! noon, friday, 1/2, century & freeman, inglewood. the re-trial of officer jeremy morse begins monday, 1/5-- tho it's getting no coverage. morse was videotaped last summer beating 16 yr old donovan jackson, who was unarmed, handcuffed & unconscious--and had committed no crime. district atty steve cooley (ex-cop & republican) allowed the defense to remove every black juror, refused to call the videotaping witness to testify, refused to speak on morse's prior abuses, called an 'expert' witness on 'use of force' from w/in the dept, who told the jury he himself had 'done worse', & called no witness at all against morse's partner, who was charged w/ falsifying the report. the jury found 7-5 to convict-- a hung jury & mistrial. community pressure forced a new trial-- but only mass community awareness will keep it honest. we are marching thru inglewood to the d.a.'s office to bring attention to the case. please join us & spread the word! p.s. morse was arrested for driving drunk over thanksgiving in el segundo...
Speaking of Tribunals... (tags)
As the U. S. occupation force in Iraq will have a military tribunal for Sadam, the Coalition on Political Assassinations [COPA] is circulating a petition to institute a special grand jury on the JFK assassination, and Sirhan Sirhan's Los Angeles attorney is seeking a new trial for RFK's alleged killer.