‘The Case Is Finally Over’: Charges Dropped Against All Remaining J20 Defendants

By Eoin Higgins, Commondreams.org -

"If you did not take a plea, your charges cannot come back," said one former defendant. "Which shows the strength of collective defense." Charges against the remaining J20 protesters with no plea [...]

Paying It Forward: North Carolina J20 Ex-Defendants Pass On Anti-Repression Funds

By Staff, Itsgoingdown.org -

Two years ago, roughly twenty anarchists, anti-fascists, and anti-capitalists from the North Carolina region were among the 200+ people arrested for disrupting the Presidential Inauguration [...]

Lead Prosecutor In Trump Inauguration Protest Trial Sanctioned For Due Process Violations Has Been Made Head Of Her Department

By Chip Gibbons, Rightsanddissent.org -

DC jurors weren’t particularly impressed with Assistant US Attorney Jennifer Kerkhoff’s claims that attending a protest makes one part of a conspiracy, as they failed to convict any of the nearly [...]

Last Remaining Charges Dismissed Against Trump Inauguration Protesters

By Chip Gibbons, Rightsanddissent.org -

The US Attorney’s Office (USAO) have announced they are moving to dismiss without prejudice all charges against the remaining 38 protesters arrested during Donald Trump’s Inauguration. The [...]

More Acquittals, Dropped Charges In Inauguration Protesters’ Trials

By John Zangas, Dcmediagroup.us -

Washington, DC–A defendant in the Inauguration Day protest trials was found not guilty by jury trial on Monday. Casey Webber was acquitted of all felony and misdemeanor charges against him [...]

Judge Finds J20 Prosecutors Failed To Disclose Exculpatory Evidence, Mulls Sanctions

By Chip Gibbons, Rightsanddissent.org -

The prosecution in the J20 case was dealt another major setback today as Chief Judge Robert Morin found that they failed to disclose to the defense parts of an undercover video containing clearly [...]

Second Trump Inauguration Protest Trial Begins

By Staff, Unicornriot.ninja -

Washington, DC – The second trial of protesters mass-arrested at an ‘antifascist, anti-capitalist’ march during President Trump’s inauguration on January 20 (J20), 2017 has begun in DC Superior [...]

May 10th-14th: Take Action In DC To Stand In Solidarity With J20 Defendants

By Staff, Itsgoingdown.org -

On December 21st, a jury returned a not-guilty verdict on all charges for the first six defendants in the J20 case. Subsequently, on January 19th, 2018, the prosecution dropped charges against [...]

Prosecutors Invoke Union Membership To Criminalize Inauguration Day Protesters

By Elizabeth King and Siobhan O'Leary, Shadowproof.com -

In prosecutions against Inauguration Day protesters, the government contends some of the defendants’ union memberships qualify as evidence of a conspiracy to commit a crime. Hundreds of thousands [...]

J20 Trials Pushed Back, As After Nearly A Year And A Half Prosecutors Claim They Need More Time

By Chip Gibbons, Rightsanddissent.org -

For nearly a year and half the US Attorney’s Office has sought to put protesters arrested during the Inauguration in prison for decades. In spite of the massive amount of time and resources they [...]

D.C. Police And Feds Partner With Hard Right To Convict Trump Protesters

By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet.org -

Washington, D.C., police and federal prosecutors have been collaborating with notorious right-wing groups known for fascist statements and using doctored videos to ambush their targets in an [...]

US Attorney Drops 129 Trump Inauguration Protest Cases, 59 Still Face Decades In Prison

By Staff, Unicornriot.ninja -

Washington, DC – A legal filing submitted today by the US Attorney’s Office (USAO) indicate that the federal government has drastically reduced the scope of the prosecution of people mass [...]

Previously Anonymous Police Officers Named In ACLU Suit For J20 Abuses

By Baynard Woods, Therealnews.com -

In a new filing, amending a pending lawsuit against Washington D.C.’s Metropolitan Police Department, the ACLU named 27 police officers who they say violated the constitutional rights of several [...]

J20 “Not Guilty” Verdict Should Embolden Dissent

By Sarah Lazare, In These Times -

In a blow to the Trump administration’s efforts to quell dissent, on Thursday six defendants arrested at Inauguration Day “Disrupt J20” protests were found not guilty of all charges. The heavy [...]

6 People Accused Of Rioting At Inauguration Acquitted On All Counts

By Steven Nelson, Washingtonexaminer.com -

A Washington jury acquitted four women and two men of rioting and property destruction charges Thursday, dealing a blow to prosecutors bringing similar cases against nearly 200 others. The six [...]

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