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In what appears to be the first use of criminal charges under the 2002 Minnesota version of the federal Patriot Act, Ramsey County prosecutors have formally charged eight alleged leaders of the RNC Welcoming Committee with "conspiracy to riot in furtherance of terrorism." Monica Bicking, Eryn Trimmer, Luce Guillen Givins, Erik Oseland, Nathanael Secor, Robert Czernik, Garrett Fitzgerald, and Max Spector, face up to seven and a half years in prison under the terrorism enhancement charge which allows for a 50% increase in the maximum penalty
"The charges represent an abuse of the criminal justice system and seek to intimidate any person organizing large-scale public demonstrations potentially involving civil disobedience."
The criminal complaints filed by the Ramsey County Attorney do not allege that any of the defendants personally have engaged in any act of violence or damage to property.
Originally posted by daddymax
This is some serious doo doo...I do have faith that the Jury will NOT convict. That is if it truelly is a jury of peers.
Originally posted by ashamedamerican
Well they DO kind of have us over a barrel with our pants at our ankles
And the biggest worry of all, you're talking about the sadists who executed 3,000 of their own people, for their own personal gain, and to further their political agenda.
What extent do you think people with this frame of mind would resort to, to stop us from removing them?