Sunday, December 25, 2011

2011-12-25 "Bunk X-Mas Arrest at Occupy Eureka"
Anne Rian, a stalwart Occupier, was arrested this morning at Occupy Eureka, supposedly for a warrant. Missing a court date would be the only reason for a warrant.  However, the District Attorney's office, on December 19th, told us that Annie did not have court until January 5th. 
Eureka Police Officer Cress, who has stolen many of our signs in the past and used to show up daily at the Occupy, made the arrest today, December 25th.
The jail told Anne that she is going to be in solitary, even though solitary or "maximum" is supposed to be for people who have problems with other people in the jail- it is not for people to be put in simply because they were arrested during political activity.  The jail guards (Sheriff's Dept) have told her that she will be in there for up to five days (lies, intimidation) and has told her several different charges/reasons she was arrested on a warrant- so that is not clear.
Annie has not failed to appear for court on the date she promised to appear.  If she did miss a court date, it would be because she was not given any notice by the District Attorney's office of that date.  The DA's office has an illegal practice of putting out warrants on people, clearly failing to abide by laws of due process and failing to tell the person of  a newly filed charge or newly set court date.
Because Anne has never failed to appear for court, there was no reason to arrest her ON X-MAS and hold her in jail!  If there is a date that she was not told about, the cops should have been directed to cite and release on the spot. 
Violations of due process and political targeting are UNACCEPTABLE!
Redwood Curtain CopWatch sent an email to Gallegos' office (District Attorney) a few days ago regarding the DA office's failure to notice people of court dates and its recent practice of telling us conflicting information every time we ask about court dates. I will send you a copy of the letter if you request it in an email to
Please call the jail and the DA on this X-Mas day.  Express your outrage at this unfair and illegal arrest, and demand Anne Rian's immediate release!
The jail number is 707.441.5159
Paul Gallegos' cell number is 707.268.2571
You don't have to leave your name or number, just tell them the message.
Come down to the Occupy Eureka site!
Our jail support number is 707.668.0122, if you want to check in.

2011-12-26 "Another Bunk Occupy arrest, 4:15am Dec 26th"
This morning, the Eureka cops came and took another Occupier away.  Sgt. Guy (the cop who falsely arrested me for filming and incessantly lied in my trial) arrested Martin Katz for a warrant.  But here's the thing (similar to Anne):  He had gone in on his own days ago when he was showed up for court and was not on calendar.  He had the piece of paper this morning when he was arrested that showed that he had made a date for December 28th.   This "warrant" crap is simply another illegal and deliberate move by Gallegos (and the cops he tries so hard to please) to pick people off from Occupy Eureka.
Humboldt County DA Paul Gallegos' cell number is 707.268.2571
If you can't get him or leave a voice message, leave a TEXT!
 Jail (run by Humboldt Co. Sheriff's Dept):  707.441.5159
You could also email the Sheriff, Mike Downey;  i think:

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