***********Davenport Grand Jury Update***********
A second person, Scott DeMuth of Minneapolis, has been subpoenaed to the federal grand jury in Davenport, Iowa. Scott, along with previously subpoenaed anarchist Carrie Feldman, plans to resist the grand jury. His statement, as well as support info, is below. Read the rest of this entry »
Update from Carrie, who was subpoenaed to a federal grand jury in Iowa on October 15th:
Today I had my first appearance before the federal grand jury in Davenport, Iowa. I was represented by a federal public defender (although he could not be present in the grand jury with me). After reading a brief statement expressing that I would not testify, I was released with a subpoena to reappear before the grand jury again on the 17th of November at 9:00 A.M. Read the rest of this entry »
This is a statement from an EWOK! member who was subpoenaed to a federal grand jury in Iowa today:
October 13, 2009
Shortly after leaving my house today at 5:00, I was pulled over by an unmarked black SUV, and approached by two FBI agents from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. They served me a subpoena to appear before a federal grand jury in Davenport, Iowa on Thursday, October 15th. Read the rest of this entry »
From Friends & Family of Daniel McGowan:
June 11, 2008: It’s 10 pm on the east coast and a few hours ago we finally heard from Daniel. He called from the Columbia County Jail in Portage, Wisconsin. Daniel was woken up at 4 am and on a plane en route from Oklahoma City to Chicago by 6 am. Daniel and his supporters presumed he was going to Marion, Illinois, but once he landed in Chicago, he was put in a van and driven to Madison, Wisconsin. From there he was driven to Portage. Along the way, Daniel asked if he was being transferred based on facing new charges, and the marshal flatly told him no. Daniel then asked if he was facing a Grand Jury subpoena. The marshal would not come right out and say yes, but he hinted at it and at one point said, “good guess.” Read the rest of this entry »
ELP News Bulletins, from http://www.ecoprisoners.org/
April 16th, 2008:
Just wanted to check in and let you know that NA-ELPSN has created a page specifically for information about the informant Frank Ambrose – http://www.ecoprisoners.org/ambrose.htm
We will try to add more documents and information as we receive it. Read the rest of this entry »
The Sep 6 support rally has been canceled. According to sources, the DA dropped the order to appear when it became apparent that the people subpoenaed would not cooperate and take the 5th. We plan an information meeting in the next 2 weeks.
It has just been made public that two people have been ordered to appear (subpoenaed) before a MN Grand Jury on Sept 6. They are, Anthony Wong and Brandon Elder. (UPDATE: There is a 3rd subpoena, though the identity of the person has not yet been made public.) More info here. It appears that neither is cooperating. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said of snitch Ian Wallace, who is known to be cooperating with federal authorities. Picture of the snitch is here.
Grand juries are the first step in sending down indictments- you are not allowed to have a lawyer present inside the room at a grand jury, and can be kept in jail for months at a time for refusing to testify.
If you know ANYONE who has been subpoenaed, or have heard anything about the situation, please share that information. There is nothing to be gained by keeping quiet, and a lot of people’s safety, comfort and freedom are on the line.
If you are approached by authorities, know that you DO NOT have to say anything, and that there are people and lawyers ready to support you. Even the most seemingly-innocuous statements can have negative effects and answering questions only opens you up to further harassment.
We will be planning a support rally of some sort in regards to the grand jury, so please watch our website for new information. In the meantime, please contact us at fightthegreenscare (a) riseup.net with questions and information, and especially if you need legal support.
the Twin Cities Eco-Prisoner Support Committee