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December 11

DC: Support N15 Defendants when the Defense Presents its Case

Tuesday, 9:00am on December 12
DC Superior Court, 500 Indiana Ave, NW Courtroom 203 (2nd floor)
Judiciary Square, Red line metro OR Archives – Navy Memorial – Penn Quarter, Green line metro

After weeks of being vilified by the prosecution, it is the defense’s turn to respond. If you are in DC, please come out to support those on trial. Showing up for court is an important act of solidarity and loving support. As a defendant, being able to observe that support and draw energy from it is incredibly important.

Also, if you can’t make it out to court, please repost this call or consider donating to the legal defense fund.

What NOT to Do

Please don’t do anything that could reflect poorly on our friends on trial, that could cause jurors to have an unfavorable view of them or of us, or say or do anything that could put you (or others) at risk. Whenever you are inside the courthouse (or in the immediate area out front), please assume that you are under surveillance, that the purpose of that surveillance is to gather evidence against our friends, and conduct yourself accordingly.

Obviously, you should avoid saying anything incriminating, but sharing any personal details at all about anyone has the potential to create/trigger unintended consequences.

Similarly, please don’t post anything on social media that could be damaging to any of the defendants. Boost @defendj20’s posts instead (on TwitterInstagram, or Facebook). And please direct all media inquiries to the media spokespeople who will be in court each day instead of doing interviews yourself.

Please be aware that the judge has issued very specific guidelines for decorum on this case. It is important that we follow these guidelines in order to avoid adverse outcomes, for those on trial and/or for the rest of us. The judge has ordered that there be no communication whatsoever to jurors.

Additionally, the judge has ordered that cameras/phones should not even be out anywhere on the second floor. Any violation of the judge’s orders (even courteous small talk to jurors) can result in criminal charges, such as contempt of court or jury tampering.

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Defend J20 Resistance

On January 20th, 230 people were mass arrested during demonstrations against Donald Trump's Inauguration. The arrests were made by use of a "kettle" technique of individuals on the corners of L and 12th Street, without orders to disperse. 214 of these arrestees were charged under the Federal Riot Statute. On April 27th, multiple additional felony charges were added. The 211 remaining defendants could now face up to 75 years in prison.

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