This week motions to suppress evidence were granted to 3 of the 19 defendants of the ACAC 19.  This means that evidence that was gathered from their persons on the day of the arrest, October 6th, 2012, cannot be used against them in court.  It also means that anything found on the other defendants, including information from their cellphones can be used as evidence.  The defendants are all standing strong together and recognize this as a tactic to divide them.  The ACAC 19 stand in solidarity with one another with the knowledge that they are all being targeted for their politics and not for anything that did or did not happen on October 6th.  The fact that the District Attorney still plans to charge all 19 defendants even without sufficient evidence shows the political nature of this case.  The defendants will not be divided, no matter what underhanded tactics the DA uses!!.

The ACAC 19 will be in court for a pretrial hearing on September 10th. Check the blog for updates on the status of the case as it moves to trial.

The ACAC19 Support Committee encourages all forms of solidarity and support, including calling, emailing, and faxing the District Attorney to pressure him to drop all charges.

 

The main phone number for the San Francisco District Attorney’s office is (415) 553-1751.

When calling we suggest something like the following script:


“Hi my name is _______________________ and I am calling in support of 19 anti-colonial anti-capitalists arrested during a protest march on Saturday October 6th. I demand all charges be dropped immediately and an end to the harassment of the ACAC 19 by the San Francisco Police Department and District Attorney George Gascón.

Below you will find a fax petition demanding that the San Francisco District Attorney drop all charges against the ACAC 19. To join the effort, please follow these simple steps:

1) Go to http://faxzero.com/ .

2) Fill out the form with your name and email address under Sender information.

3) Fill out George Gascón under Receiver Name and (415) 575-8815 for the Receiver Fax Line.

4) Copy the text at the bottom of this email into the box that says “Type text to appear on the cover page”. Personalize the text in the box to include your name and also anything else you would like to say.

5) Enter the confirmation code

6) Click the Send Free Fax Now button at the bottom of the box.

7) Check your email and click on the confirmation link. Clicking on this link will actually send your fax.

8) Wait for the email that confirms that your fax has been sent.

9) Please send the ACAC 19 Support Committee a message to supporttheacac19@riseup.net to let us know that you sent the message, and what response you received when you called.

Fax message:

Drop All Charges Against the ACAC 19

(Fax Petition)

To: George Gascón

District Attorney of the City and County of San Francisco

San Francisco, California

Fax Line : (415) 575-8815

District Attorney George Gascón:

I am writing in support of 19 anti-colonial anti-capitalists arrested during a protest march on Saturday October 6th. I demand all charges be dropped immediately and an end to the harassment of the ACAC 19 by the San Francisco Police Department and District Attorney George Gascón.

Signed,

__________________________________

This petition can also be emailed to these email addresses:

george.gascon@sfgov.org

laura.claster@sfgov.org

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