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Grandmother Facing 1 Year In Jail For Drone Protest

On July 10, Support Mary Ann Grady-Flores At Her Sentencing

July 10, 2014, Mary Ann Grady-Flores, a grandmother from Ithaca, NY, is liable to be sentenced to up to one year in prison for violating an order of protection granted by judges in DeWitt, NY, to shield drone operators at Hancock Air Base against non-violent protesters. ( Hancock is located in DeWitt, adjacent to Syracuse.  (For details on this astounding perversion of the intent of the order of protection law, read: http://www.dailygazette.com/weblogs/letendre/2014/may/22/your-tax-dollars-work-folks/)

Clare Grady (hands up) and her sister, Mary Anne Flores-Grady (on the left) are being arrested for protesting against drones, at the Thompson Road entrance to the New York Air National Guard. Ellen M. Blalock / The Post-Standard
Clare Grady (hands up) and her sister, Mary Anne Flores-Grady (on the left) are being arrested for protesting against drones, at the Thompson Road entrance to the New York Air National Guard.
Ellen M. Blalock / The Post-Standard

Mary Ann’s family, friends and fellow protesters are urging a massive turnout in support at her sentencing, and they sent out this gracious invitation this morning:

Please join us for a 2 pm lunch on the afternoon of July 10 at the Syracuse Peace Council, 2013 E. Genesee St., Syracuse, as we gather to support Mary Ann Grady-Flores.  At a jury trial in May of this year Mary Ann was found not guilty of disorderly conduct and guilty of violating an order of protection (OOP)

Mary Ann faces sentencing by Judge (David) Gideon at court that evening (court opens at 5 pm) She can receive a sentence of up to one year in jail.  (The address of the DeWitt Town Court is 5400 Butternut Drive, East Syracuse, NY 13057.)

Please call Peg Gefell (585-313-6674) and let us know if you can attend our luncheon gathering.  Mary Ann is planning to join us.

Regarding financial support, checks can be made out to:
Mary Ann Grady-Flores
514 North Plain St.
Ithaca, N.Y.  14850

All who can, please do your utmost to be in Syracuse and DeWitt on July 10.

More see:

Drone Protester Mary Anne Grady-Flores Convicted of Contempt

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