Dismiss all charges against the Brooklyn Bridge arrestees
Take action for free speech rights and send a letter now
IndictBushNow is circulating the following message from
the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund. We are encouraging all our
supporters to send a letter to New York's District Attorney calling for
all charges to be dropped against Occupy protesters who were unjustly
trapped and arrested on the Brooklyn Bridge. A number of IndictBushNow
and anti-torture activists were among those arrested. After sending your
please share this message with others through email and social media.
and individuals in New York City and around the country are calling on the
Manhattan District Attorney to drop the charges for the 700+ people who were
illegally arrested on the Brooklyn Bridge on October 1. Please add your voice to
here to send your letter - we have set up an easy-to-use system to
dispatch your message, it will only take a minute. We have provided a
sample letter, but
feel free to modify the letter.
On October 1, 2011, more than 700 peaceful
demonstrators were trapped and arrested on the Brooklyn Bridge by the
NYPD. Police command staff and officers actually led and escorted the
march out onto the Brooklyn Bridge and then, when they reached the
middle of the bridge, did an about face, stopped the march, trapped
people, refused to let them go, and arrested them, all without probable
Now those arrested are being forced to
return to court to face baseless charges. These are working people,
students, people looking for jobs, who must face the hardship of being
prosecuted, and who did nothing wrong.
Click here to add your voice today and ask that the charges be dismissed.
Read a copy of the letter from the PCJF to the District Attorney
The demonstrators were subjected to a mass
sweep trap-and-arrest tactic used by the NYPD that is unlawful and
unconstitutional in its entirety. The Partnership for Civil Justice Fund
is releasing the letter that we sent to the District Attorney
yesterday. Click here to read the letter from the PCJF to the NY District Attorney.
Help protect free speech now! Send your letter to District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. today.
The Partnership for Civil Justice Fund
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