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Submitted by flyingmonkeyairlines on Fri, 09/24/2010 - 10:22
Twin Cities Indymedia reports that FBI raids took place today in Minnesota, Michigan, North Carolina and Illinois. While there is limited information right now, the FBI appears to be targeting people associated with the Freedom Road Socialist Organization for activist work relating to Palestine and Columbia.
In a conference call yesterday with the judge and prosecutor, Scott’s trial was scheduled for September 13th. Various deadlines for discovery and motions were set, including May discovery deadlines for both the defense and prosecution and a pre-trial conference on August 23rd.
Submitted by flyingmonkeyairlines on Thu, 04/15/2010 - 14:51
15 April 2010--On April 13th, police raided 13 Thames Art Space, a Bushwick art and performance space where members of the Independent Anarchist Media (I AM) Collective had been organizing the Fourth Annual NYC Anarchist Film Festival. Two collective members that were arrested were questioned about the festival.
One year ago, on May 12, 2008 the Agriprocessors plant in Postville, Iowa was raided by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. 389 workers were arrested, most from Guatemala. After arrest, they were taken to the local fairground and held in shackles for three days without significant access to lawyers. Under those circumstances, 297 signed plea bargains despite the speed and dubiousness of their arrest. These were not arrests for undocumented status but for criminal charges of fraud due to the use of false social security numbers. The fact that these were criminal charges was used by la
On Friday afternoon, a press conference will be held at St. Paul City Hall to announce the first lawsuit stemming from the pre-emptive raids on anti-RNC organizers. Laywers representing Mike Whalen of St. Paul will seek $250,000 in damages from the raid on Whalen's duplex on Iglehart Avenue August 30.
Although the RNC Welcoming Committee had an uplifting meeting today in Powderhorn Park with hundred of supporters, ready to regroup and continue action after yesterday's raids, more signs of further conflict with the military state are surfacing.
Submitted by Twin Cities Ind... on Sat, 08/30/2008 - 08:28
UPDATE 9:15 AM: From the WC: Three house raids occurring: 2301 23rd Ave. S., 3500 Harriet Avenue, 3240 17th Ave. S. Lawyers and legal observers at each scene.
UPDATE 8:52 AM: 3500 Harriet Avenue MPLS has just been raided by police according to a reliable source.
We are receiving credible reports (just confirmed again) that a house helping with food (Food Not Bombs) has been raided by the police, and possibly another house as well. NLG attorneys are on the way to these houses, and we have heard that the police are using the same search warrants as they did last night.
Last night, CUAPB president Michelle Gross and CUABP vice president Darryl Robinson were among many people detained during the convergence space raid. Upon returning home after the raid, they found their garage and Darryl's car had been broken into. Nothing of value was taken but boxes of documents were clearly opened and gone through and many items were moved around. The activists believe strongly this invasion of their privacy is a direct result of their work and that it was probable that it occurred while they were at the convergence space.
Despite this action and their detention at the convergence space, both activists remain committed to continuing their work through Communities United Against Police Brutality, including copwatch at events throughout the RNC.