Police/Legal/Prisons

J20 solidarity posters and more graffiti appear around DC

The week of solidarity with the J20 defendents continues! On the 25th of June, DropJ20 graffiti was visible at the corner of 12th and I sts NW, scene of some of the most intense action during Trump's inauguration. Elsewhere in town, posters appeared on lamp posts in a classic style showing solidarity with defendents who are at risk for up to 80 years in prison for protesting Trump's inauguration.

A J20 solidarity poster on 14th st

3D Citizen's Advisory Council Meddles in J20 Proceedings

July 7 - J20 defendant Dane Powell  was sentenced to serve 4 months of two 36 month sentences after accepting a non-cooperating plea agreement at the end of April. Ahead of sentencing, the government, led by AUSA Kerkhoff and Borchert, submitted materials to the court supporting their position that both Dane and all J20 defendants should spend significant time behind bars for attending a protest.Among the documentation submitted include

More police bodycam footage published from Inauguration J20 Kettle

Democracy in Crisis has published this video shot from a motorcycle cops's bodycamera of police assaulting and then kettling protesters at the J20 counterinaugural protests against Trump:

Police body camera footage posted to Youtube by Democracy in Crisis

Banner hang over Connecticut Ave in solidarity with J20 defendents

The July 20 to 27 week of solidarity continues! As afternoon rush hour started on the 20th, activists hung a banner from the Dupont Circle overpass on Connecticut Ave northbound. The banner read "80 years for protesting Trump? #DropJ20" and showed the umbrella logo of solidarity with those facing decades in prison for daring to oppose the inauguration of Donald Trump.

Graffiti Spotted in Solidarity With J20 defendents

Graffiti has recently been spotted in so-called greater Washington, DC in solidarity with the J20 defendents' international week of solidarity, which goes from July 20-27. Graffiti was also spotted in solidarity with the Mariner East 2 pipeline resisters in Pennsylvania at camp white pine. Here are some links for more information.

No Justice No Pride marches for Transgender Liberation

On the 13th of July, No Justice No Pride returned to the streets of DC. With attacks on transgender women soaring and two violent assaults recently, the cops seem more interested in singling out people of color for unpaid bus fare. In addition they are still hassling transgender sex workers as though Stonewall never happened. In the face of these outrages, No Justice No Pride is saying enough is enough.

Video of the march and some of the speakers

No Justice No Pride marches to Indiana Ave on Penn Ave

Submedia's Series "Trouble" to be Screened at Potter's House

Hello folks! On July 28th from 6:00PM-8:00PM there will be a screening of episodes 3 & 4 of sub.media's new "Trouble" documentary series at the Potter's House in Adams Morgan. The event will act as an educational and fundraising event for the J20 defendents, who were kettled and mass arrested on January 20th at L and 12th St for protesting the Inauguration of Donald Trump. A recommended donation of $5-$10 is requested from attendees, which will go toward the legal fees associated with the legal defense of the 200+ arrestees, who are each facing charges of 70+ years in prison.

Dane Powell gets 4 months jail for protesting Trump, rescuing child from police

On the 7th of July, DisruptJ20 defendent Dane Powell received 4 months in jail for protesting Trump on Inauguration day and rescuing several people including a young child from violent, out-of-control police. The child had been pepper sprayed. Before Dane was sentenced, his supporters held a rally outside the courthouse, then went inside to pack the courtroom

Video of the protest outside the courthouse

Friday July 7: Stand in solidarity with J20 defendent facing prison for rescuing pepper sprayed child

On the 20th of January, DisruptJ20 defendent Dane Powell rescued a mother and child who had been pepper sprayed by brutal, rampaging police near the kettle of 230 other J20 arrestees. For this selfless and heroic act he was charged with serious felonies. He will be sentenced in DC Superior Court on Friday, the 7th of July. People are being asked to gather at 9AM outside the courthouse in solidarity

Gather outside 500 Indiana Ave (DC Superior Court) 9AM Fri, July 7

Video released by #DefendJ20 showing Dane rescuing child from police on Jan 20

Video-anarchists burn US flags on July 4

Furious with efforts to imprison comrades for up to 80 years each for the DisruptJ20 protests, anarchists burned US flags on the 4th of July. The USA flag now stands for Trump, for the alt-right, and for prosecutors like Jennifer Kirkhoff and cops like chief Newsham. It has always stood for racism, and the US is notorious around the world for long prison sentences that violate international standards.

Video-anarchists barbecue US flags

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