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an FBI team with stun grenades, battering rams, and assault rifles needed to burst into their homes in the wee hours of the morning
involving some 60-80 officers.
If one or both of the defendants is guilty of vandalism I certainly have less sympathy for them.
All this is because someone vandalized a Seattle courthouse
a move unprecedented since the McCarthy era.
During the proceedings of a Grand Jury, the defendant is not allowed an attorney to represent her or him.
Everyone better fall in line or else!
educated persons of various backgrounds, often students.
Originally posted by SaneThinking
Better start burning all my books or end up maintaining my silence in a cell forever.... pretty insane what this world is coming too. Don't understand how we have gone so far down the rabbit hole yet no one seems to care apart from a few, and not a very vocal few at that. Very unfortunant I fear for what tomorrow brings most days.
we attacked a Bank of America. One ATMs card slot was glued and screen smashed, and 3 windows of the bank smashed.
an Italian yuppie restaurant had several of its windows liberated.
we sabotaged a railway track north of New York City.
Glass etch cream was thrown all over the front windows of the Community Policing Centre
This was done in solidarity with Matt Duran and the other grand jury resistors
"she never said she wasnt non-violent so therefore she agrees with violence"
Originally posted by garygnu
Were is the link? Who, how, what where, which century? Link or are you just trolling?
Originally posted by ANOK
The way I saw it go down is they weren't looking for people who owned anarchist books because they owned the books, but because the people who did the vandalizing claimed to be anarchists. How would you investigate that?
Look for obvious signs of being an anarchists to narrow down the perps?
But they did overreact imo because the state fears anarchists more than anyone, because they cannot be controlled by BS politics and propaganda.
They controlled the threat of working class socialism by turning it into liberalism. They can not control anarchists other than claiming they are dangerous violent criminals. Anarchists are only a danger to the state, not to citizens.
Originally posted by tanda7
I don't think they would set out to be dangerous to the public but when you sabotage things like rail lines there is always the possibility of an accident.
Would you allow a child to play anywhere near anarchist that are "making a point"?
There are lots of things children should not be allowed to play near. Does everything have to be child safe now or something?
Leah-Lynn and Matt have since been subpoenaed and ordered before a Grand Jury hearing, which is a private hearing used to determine if there is sufficient evidence to indict someone with a federal crime. During the proceedings of a Grand Jury, the defendant is not allowed an attorney to represent her or him. This means that a Grand Jury is essentially a group of twenty-four jurors, a prosecutor looking to indict someone with a felony, and Leah-Lynn Plante, vegan. A Grand Jury is also secret, so we do not know and are not allowed to know what is going on in the courtroom.
Leah was first called before a Grand Jury back on August 2. She refused to co-operate with the jury proceedings, giving them only her name and date of birth. She refused to answer any other questions and explicitly stated she would not talk about any other people. Historically, the Grand Jury process was intended to protect citizens from slanderous or malicious prosecution. However, Grand Juries have been used to isolate members of political activist groups and use the fear of imprisonment to gain information about other groups and persons. Leah was re-subpoenaed, and returned to court yesterday, where she again refused to co-operate. She has been re-re-subpoenaed without yet receiving a date for her next hearing.
All this is because someone vandalized a Seattle courthouse on May Day. Leah has publicly stated that she does not endorse what happened on May Day, and that she was not in Seattle during that time. She has made it clear that her refusal to co-operate is not a strategy to protect criminals, but is rather a protest against a legal system which is unconcerned with the civil rights of citizens. Considering that she could be held in contempt of court and sentenced to jail time, we should take what she says seriously. Matt Duran, also subpoenaed and brought before a Grand Jury, has already been held in contempt of court and is currently in U.S. Federal custody. His contempt hearing was made private by the presiding Judge, a move unprecedented since the McCarthy era.
Originally posted by tanda7
I just hope for everyone's sake no innocents get hurt, it could be the trigger that turns public sentiment against them.
Leah-Lynn Plante, a mid-20s activist from Seattle, Washington, was ushered out of court by authorities on Wednesday after refusing for a third time to answer questions forced on her by a grand jury — a panel of prosecutors convened to determine if an indictment can be issued for a federal crime.
Right, when you put it that way, I'm thinking, Salem Witch Trials.
Making a grand jury hearing private is beyond suspicious.
“They are trying to investigate anarchists and persecute them for their beliefs. This is a fishing expedition. This is a witch hunt,” she (Ms. Plante) says this week.