Pack the Court!: Drop the Charges Against Dr. Scott Warren
Filed under: Announcement, Immigration, Repression, Southwest
Call to show solidarity with Dr. Scott Warren of No More Deaths as the State attempts to criminalize him for engaging in humanitarian work in the borderlands.
Beginning May 29th, Dr. Scott Warren will stand trial for offering food, water and beds to undocumented migrants in the borderlands. Join us at the Tucson Federal Courthouse, 405 W Congress St., as we stand in solidarity with Dr. Warren and resist the criminalization of aid workers and borderlands residents.
NOTE: We do not yet know what time court proceedings will begin every day and we do not know exactly how many days trial will last. Below is a schedule of events we have planned which we will update as needed.
May 29th – 8:30 AM Press Conference, followed by jury selection
May 30th – Trial begins
May 31st – NO COURT
June 3 – 8:00 AM Press Conference
June 4 – 8:00 AM Medical Professionals Day of Solidarity
June 5 – 8:00 AM Interfaith Service
June 6 – 8:00 AM Educators Day of Solidarity
For media-related questions, contact our media coordinator.
For all other questions, contact our campaign coordinator.
- OF PARAMOUNT IMPORTANCE: Do not speak to or interact with jurors at all. That goes for in the hallway outside the courtroom, the elevators, the bathroom, around the courthouse and if you happen to run into them anywhere else in Tucson Any appearance of interaction could result in issues for yourself, others, or even the case itself.
- Dress appropriately for court, aka what you might wear to an important job interview. No shirts with slogans – they might get you removed from court.
- Arrive on time, before the scheduled start time. Be prepared to go through security. ID is required and you will have to go through a metal detector. Leave all unnecessary items at home.
- There may be limited room in the courtroom itself and we are trying to prioritize access for relatives of Dr. Warren and long-term NMD volunteers. It is possible that we may ask you to vacate your seat for someone who is actively working on trial support.
- Be cordial or polite to the courthouse staff at security or in the courtroom.
- No beverages or food out in the courtroom, including water bottles.
- Phones must be OFF before entering the courtroom. Using a phone or computer in the courtroom will result in your removal.
- Keep noise to a minimum in the courtroom, especially while the judge is present. Stay silent while the jury is in the room.
- Keep verbal and physical reactions to a minimum while court is in session.
- If you do talk in the courtroom or courthouse (including the hallways!) be careful discussing details of the case or anything you do not want the government to hear.
- Remember that other people in the hallway, in nearby cafes, in line at security, and anywhere in and near the courthouse could either be a juror or a plainclothes officer working on the case. Don’t talk about anything you don’t want the state to hear, or assume that people you don’t know who are attending the trial are other supporters by default.
- Be aware other people are going through the federal court system at the same time with a lot less support, and keep noise down when the crowd is in the hallway.
- If approached by media, please politely direct them to our media spokespeople.