"The ACLU of Maryland is defending Anthony Graber, who faces as much
sixteen years in prison if found guilty of violating state wiretap laws
because he recorded video of an officer drawing a gun during a traffic stop. ...
Once [the Maryland State Police] learned of the video on YouTube,
Graber's parents' house was raided, searched, and four of his
computers were confiscated. Graber was arrested, booked, and jailed.
Their actions are a calculated method of intimidation.
Another person has since been similarly charged under the same statute.
The wiretap law being used to charge Anthony Graber is intended
to protect private communication between two parties.
According to David Rocah, the ACLU attorney handling Mr. Graber's case
'To charge Graber with violating the law, you would have
to conclude that a police officer on a public road, wearing
a badge and a uniform, performing his official duty, pulling
someone over, somehow has a right to privacy when it comes
to the conversation he has with the motorist.'" Here are a factsheet (PDF)
on the case from the ACLU of Maryland, and the video at issue.
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Facing 16 Years In Prison For Videotaping Police
Anarchists solidarity protest outside Korydallos prison, the main prison in Athens, at the time of the change of the year. This protest happens every New Year's Eve for the past six years. This year more than 400 people took part in the protest that interacted with the prisoners inside through shouting mutual slogans and fireworks. The main slogan was "The passion for freedom is stronger that your prisons".
A society that punishes/the condition of incarceration/the prison of the mind/the prison as punishment/the rage of the damned will sound on the ruins of prisons/those denying obedience and misery of our era even within its hellholes/will dance together on the ruins of every last prison/with the flame of rebellion avenging whatever creates prisons.
To the prisoners struggle already counting one dead and thousands in hunger strike across greece, we stand in solidarity and anger until the destruction of every last prison.
ARSON AND WILDFIRE FOR EVERY PRISON
SOLIDARITY TO ALL PRISONERS IN GREECE
VIDEO FROM THE COMRADES IN THE SUPERMARKET IN SALONIKI 15/6
About 30 anarchists with helmets and hoods went into the supermarketnear the university of Saloniki and destroyed the security system! They took the foodstuff from the shelves and also took the moneyfrom the cash desk and burnt it outside the supermarket!nobody arrested!!
IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF ANARCHIST REVOLUTIONARIES
AND TO ANARCHIST KOSTANDINA KARAKATSANI
(accused for being members of Conspiracy of cells of fire)
Solidarity to urban guerillas Kostas Gournas, Nikos Maziotis, Pola Roupa
and to anarchists, Christophoros Kortesis, Sarantos Nikitopoulos, Vaggelis Stathopoulos
that are prosecuted for the "Revolutionary Struggle" case
Comrade salutes to urban guerilla Dimitris Koufodinas
and the unrepentant of the "17th November" group.
Solidarity to the inprisoned anarchists Simos Seisidis, Giannis Dimitrakis,
Michal Pawlak (polish comrade that is inprisoned in koridallos prisons for the events on 6/12/09,
Polikarpos Gewrgiadis, Christos Stratigopoulos, Alfredo Bonnano, Ilias Nikolaou and Aris Seirinidis
HONOUR TO URBAN GUERILLA LAMBROS FOUNDAS
Against the state, prison, capital.