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SOLIDARITY NEEDED: Anti-Foreclosure Activists Facing Legal Repression
|Oct 11, 2012
Call-in Today to Register Your Protest!
Over the period of a month last summer, 37 peaceful community activists and Occupy Homes MN supporters were arrested for defending the Cruz family home from foreclosure in Minneapolis MN. Now the mayor and city attorney have placed severe, trumped up charges on these community activists to try and intimidate homeowners and neighbors from fighting back against the banks.
Two Socialist Alternative members were among the 14 arrested defending the home on May 30th. Prosecutors at the City Attorney’s office originally charged the group with trespassing, but since then brought significantly more serious charges including 3rd degree riot, a gross misdemeanor which carries a sentence of up to one year in prison and up to a $3,000 fine.
Instead of prosecuting the criminal fraud of the bankers that crashed the economy and cheated millions of homeowners, or working with families devastated by the foreclosure crisis, the city is using our money and resources to evict families on the banks behalf, and to intimidate and prosecute neighbors fighting to keep their communities whole.
CALL NOW and demand that they DROP THE CHARGES ON OCCUPY HOMES DEFENDANTS:
- Mayor R.T. Rybak (612) 673-2100
- City Attorney Susan L. Segal (612) 673-3272
- Deputy City Attorney Mary Ellen Heng (612) 673-2270
-All charges against community members defending the Cruz family home be dropped.
-All police, including Chief Dolan, who used violence against peaceful protesters be formally disciplined.
-No more public resources be used to help banks evict our neighbors!
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