What can we learn about the state’s repressive strategies from the case of the ACAC 19? What does it mean? What doesn’t it mean?
There were several repressive tactics used in this case: apparently random attack, brutality, and arrest; the inclusion of the gang task force, felony charges, outrageous bails, DNA collection, cell phone confiscation and searches; social media subpeonas, mass media attacks and persisting with prosecuting a case with little or no grounds.
Some tactics were historically typical and some were not. Hear from defendents how it went down, from the street to the court. Then we will discuss what we can learn from this case.
There will also be a fundraising raffle and donation to benefit the restitution fund of the ACAC 19.