Filed under: Action, Repression
The following report from the Tilted Scales Collective offers resources to those who have been arrested following the recent rebellion.
We want to extend tremendous solidarity to everyone protesting the murder of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and the centuries of police violence that preceded their deaths. White supremacy is a hallmark of policing, and we support a diversity of tactics in the struggle to dismantle this brutal system.
If you are facing criminal legal charges stemming from recent actions in the past week, you are not alone!
Our collective aims to be a resource for radicals and rebels facing criminal charges, as well as the lawyers representing them. You can find us at tiltedscalescollective.org or on Instagram/Twitter at @_TiltedScales.
We have a few *free* resources available for people who are facing charges:
- Our book, A Tilted Guide to Being a Defendant, is available for free as a PDF on our website, with paper copies for sale from AK Press.
- A zine version of chapter two, entitled “The Criminal Legal System for Radicals: Setting and Balancing Personal, Political, and Legal Goals,” is available on our website and from Strangers in a Tangled Wilderness.
- We have an (occasionally) updated list of regional and national legal and political organizations that may be able to help defendants meet their personal, political, and legal goals.
- Working with a lawyer? Check out our website for a sample representative agreement and a sample joint defense waiver.
Need help finding a lawyer? Check out the referral directory from the National Lawyers Guild, or the list of chapters on their website.
Want to strategize with comrades about setting legal, political, and personal goals? Drop us a line at tiltedscales [at] riseup [dot] net or tiltedscales [at] protonmail [dot] com.