Hello – our committee works with occupy legal to coordinate jail and medical support. Some things we take care of are – getting people out of jail ie. BAIL, packing the courtroom when people are being arraigned, and general solidarity and support work for those who have been brutalized by the police at Occupy Oakland.
SUPPORT THOSE ARRESTED!!!! Here are some ways how:
We need to pack the courtrooms during any and every court proceedings (unless our legal teams advise us otherwise). We want all those who have court dates to let us know so we can post the date & time through here.
*The date for this is the first court dates we know of. The end date is arbitrary. We will most definitely continue this page as long as OO exists.
COME DO COURT SUPPORT! THIS MEANS A LOT TO THOSE FACING CHARGES!
-remember this is a court house: you will be going through a metal detector so no tools or anything that could be called a weapon. Bailiff will tell you to be quiet, turn off your phones, take of your hats. Tank tops or other “revealing” clothing will also probably get you kicked out of the courtroom. Bailiffs tend to be assholes so expect that.
COURT DATES: # of defendants
Nov. 30, 2011 – 1
Dec. 2, 2011 – 36
Dec. 5, 2011 – 57
Dec. 6, 2011 – 50
Dec. 7, 2011 – 34
These COURT DATES WILL BE AT:
9AM (some might start later)
Wiley W. Manuel Courthouse
661 Washington Street
Oakland, California 94607
Also they are all at 9am, but sometimes the judge pushes it back to 2pm. if you can’t come at 9am, but can at 2pm it’s a good idea to keep your ear to the ground in case it is moved to later in the day because often those that come at 9am can’t stay all day.
To send Donations for bail/bond email the Anti-Repression Support and Solidarity Committee: firstname.lastname@example.org
OCCUPY OAKLAND’S BAIL POLICY
Unless people are in emergency situations such as; torture or police brutality in jail, medical conditions, immigration status, pressing family issues ( have children that no one can take care of while they are in jail) etc. we will not bail people out until after their arraignment. The reason for this is that at the arraignment most people’s charges will be dropped at that point or their bail will be significantly lowered.
If people have questions or ideas about ways to improve this policy or other creative jail support strategies please come to our meetings
TUESDAYs @ 12:00 at SF pizza 15th and Broadway
For legal info and ways to donate to the National Lawyers Guild check out Occupy Legal: