These defendants posed no threat to public order and community safety by their actions, either as chroniclers of the events, or as supporters of the occupiers and the occupation.
Supporters of the Santa Cruz Eleven are seeking local, regional, national and international support for the defense of these community members.
The Court must ensure that these activists are not being selectively prosecuted. All charges based on this constitutionally protected activity should be dropped immediately.
The cost of these prosecutions (including the prosecution and defense attorneys, court costs, and police costs for testimony) is costing taxpayers upwards of a million dollars, with judges dropping charges, and the DA refiling based on no additional evidence.
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The Santa Cruz Eleven are local community members who have been charged with an unprecedented variety of offenses arising from their alleged involvement with the occupation of a long-time vacant bank building late last fall, 2011.