Police/Legal/Prisons

Video: DC Resist Grand Juries!

On September 11 2018 DC anarchist and anti-racist activists protested a grand jury summons for video recorded during the August 12 counter-protests to the Unite The Right 2 White House white supremacist rally.

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DC Grand Jury Resistor burns subpeona, learns it has been withdrawn

On September 11, 2018, DC Grand Jury resistor Luke Kuhn burned his subpoena outside US District Court. This was after a statement and a march from nearby DC Superior Court, site of the J20 persecutions. Minutes after the protest ended came word from defense attorneys that the subpeona had been dropped.

Video-burning the subpeona

Burning the subpeona outside US District Court

We Will Not Comply!: Comrade Received Grand Jury Subpoena in Washington DC

 It’s Going Down has received the following statement and press release about a comrade facing a grand jury subpoena in Washington DC. There will also be a protest rally against the grand jury in DC tomorrow at 8:30 AMWE RESIST GRAND JURIESAn anarchist/antifascist statementMonday, September 10, 2018A group of Washington DC anarchists and antifascists issues the following statement:We will not be intimidated by the state.

WE RESIST GRAND JURIES-An anarchist/antifascist statement

On Wednesday, September 5, 2018, a subpoena to a grand jury was issue to one of our comrades. Our comrade was asked to report to a DC courthouse on Tuesday, September 11, 2018. That subpoena asked for footage taken by a camera held by the comrade in the streets of Washington DC on August 12, 2018, a day when the streets were full of thousands of antifascist and anti-racist activists opposing a small white supremacist group. This trusted comrade is an independent journalist who often films protests in the city, and was doing so on August 12, 2018.

Happy Birthday, Jennifer Kerkhoff: The Pettiness of Justice vs the Justice of Pettiness

The following photo and communique marking the 41st birthday of Jennifer Kerkoff was anonymous sent to It’s Going Down, which we reprint here. Despite her total failure on the J20 case, Kerkoff has recently been promoted.

Police harass Indymedia journalist at home in wake of Unite the Right II #shutitdowndc

On the evening of August 16, an Indymedia journalist was harassed at home by police. There was one Montgomery County, MD white police SUV and two dark unmarked cars. Four cops were visible. One or more approached the house, saying they wanted help identifying others shown in a Daily caller sting video targetting counterprotesters against Unite The Right II. The journalist refused to cooperate.

Update: The poster of the Daily Caller video which triggered the harassment has been identified as Benny Arthur Johnson of NW DC.

This is all the camera could do in the dark. The cops are faintly visible to the left of the cars, two of their three cars are in this shot

Unite the Right II: Dozens of Nazis run gauntlet of thousands after special Metro train ride

On the 12th of August, WMATA broke their promise to ATU Local 689 by running a special train just for a few dozen Nazis from the Vienna Metro to Foggy Bottom. Once there, the fascists had to run a gauntlet of thousands of counterprotesters, nearly get kettled by counterprotesters at Lafayette Sq, and when the rains began to fall had to be removed by a different route from the park to return to Metro.Counterprotesters were incensed that neo-Nazis would dare to commemorate August 12, the day one of them murdered Heather Heyer in Charlottesville, VA.

Video-Unite the Right II runs a gauntlet of thousands of counterprotesters (3 min 46 sec)

Ash L video of incident where police having just pepper sprayed a bloc near 12th and G sts threatened to spray again (44 sec)

Update Aug 13:Washington "Moon-Times" confirms police attempt to exit Lafayette Park west with the fash repulsed by antifa bloc

Helmeted fascists (Maybe Proud Boys?) running the gauntlet after getting off the Foggy Bottom Metro

Movement for Black Lives DC hosts Night out for Safety and Liberation

On Tuesday, the 7th of August, Night out for Safety and Liberation hosted the Night out for Safety and Liberation as an alternative to the cop-focussed "National Night Out." The Night out for Safety and Liberation is all about solutions to problems on the street and elsewhere that avoid reliance on police and prisons.

In front of DC's Night Out for Safety and Liberation

Clean It or Close It : Protesting Inhumane Conditions at DC Central Holding block

Rev. Graylan Hagler and the DC Poor People's Campaign protest inhumane conditions at the DC Central holding block including roaches and vermin. Protesters describe their experiences being held at the DC jail and call for it to either be renovated or closed.

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Speeches and soundbites after 19:33

Sanctuary, Not Silence: Calling Out Mayor Bowser over DC ICE Raids

Protesters continue to call out the hypocrisy of Mayor Bowser's claiming DC is a "sanctuary city" even as ICE carried out recent raids in DC's Columbia Heights - evidently with the cooperation of local police. Activists demand immediate action from Mayor Bowser to protect immigrants and to denounce the recent ICE raids.

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Speeches after the delegation comes out at 34:00

Father Moises and parishioners from Sacred Heart Church across the street from where 9 individuals were taken by ICE.

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