Tag Archive: grand jury resistance

Grand Jury Resister Maddy Pfeiffer ordered to turn self in to prison on December 26th

maddy-photo-1_large1From Committee Against Political Repression

Maddy Pfeiffer was steadfast in their refusal to cooperate with the federal witch-hunt against Pacific Northwest anarchists. They found guilt of civil contempt and will be sent to prison on December 26th for being unwilling to give any information about the people they know or the politics they hold. It is possible that Pfeiffer will be held until March of 2014.

In an earlier statement, the Committee Against Political Repression wrote:

“The state is trying to use broken windows as a reason to ruin people’s lives. This is absurd, and I will oppose it to the fullest. This life-ruining system which they call “justice” is organized to defend property and capitalism. This system is against everything I believe in.” (more…)

Support Jordan Halliday

From Salt Lake City ABC:

Hey there! Some folks from Utah are selling t-shirts to help benefit local former political prisoner Jordan Halliday (http://supportjordan.org/) with any post release financing he may need. There is an etsy account set up with all the proceeds going to help pay off remaining legal fees and just help him out in general. The shirts are only $12 and have a variety of political messages and designs. Please visit the site and pass the word on. http://www.etsy.com/shop/resistancearmy#

love and solidarity,

Salt Lake Anarchist Black Cross

http://slabc.wordpress.com/

Thank you letter from Kteeo

From Committee Against Political Repression

I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone for the incredible and constant support that I have been receiving since being locked up at the FDC over a month ago.

I want to thank my family for their unwavering support, pride, and love—throughout this situation and throughout my life.

I want to thank my closest friends for supporting me out of love, regardless of political beliefs; for your constant letters, for keeping my life on the outs in order, for spreading the word of my incarceration, and for reminding me daily that I am never alone. (more…)

Another Anarchist Subpoenaed to Grand Jury, as Leah Lynn Plante Denied Support

From Green Is The New Red

Another anarchist has been subpoenaed to a federal grand jury in Seattle investigating political activists in the Pacific Northwest, while a support group for grand jury resisters has decided to withdraw support from Leah Lynn Plante until she provides information about her terms of release from jail.

On October 25, 2012, two FBI agents served Matthew “Maddy” Pfeiffer with a subpoena in Olympia, Washington. Pfeiffer is scheduled to appear before the grand jury in Seattle on November 7. Three others have already been imprisoned for refusal to cooperate in any way, and Pfeiffer expects to be the fourth. In a statement Pfeiffer said: (more…)

Anarchist probe: Jailed activists say they won’t talk to feds

From LA Times– By Kim MurphyThe federal detention center near Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is usually home to suspected bank robbers and drug dealers awaiting trial, or perhaps illegal immigrants fighting deportation. These days, though, it’s taken on an air of political intrigue, as three activists who’ve refused to testify before a federal grand jury engage in an extended war of nerves with authorities.

The federal probe, detailed in an examination of the case in the Los Angeles Times, is looking at the activities of anarchists in the Pacific Northwest and damage to a federal appeals courthouse during May Day protests in Seattle on May 1.

It has apparently become a hot topic of discussion at the detention center, where Matthew Duran, 24, a computer technician and self-described anarchist from Olympia, Wash., has been jailed since a federal judge found him in contempt for refusing to answer questions posed to him by a federal prosecutor. (more…)

OFFICIAL: LEAH HAS BEEN RELEASED

From Free Leah

First and foremost, do not panic.

Leah wanted for us to express these points to you with this news:

  • She is extremely traumatized and experienced a lot of very, very bad things,  but she is alive. The state of her mental health is also very bad.
  • She asks that people do not jump to wild conclusions about her release because they do not apply.
  • She spent her whole time in SHU / Administrative Detention (solitary confinement) and was told that that is where she would stay for the duration of her incarceration, up to 18 months. She was classified as “different” from Matt and Kteeo. (more…)

3 People Now in Jail for Refusing to Talk About Other Anarchists

From Green Is The New Red

Leah Plante appeared before a federal grand jury for the third timeyesterday, and for the third time she refused to talk about her politics and other anarchists. She was taken into custody on civil contempt, and is now imprisoned at SEA-TAC in Seattle, Washington.

Plante joins two other anarchists, Matt Duran and Katherine “KteeO” Olejnik, who have chosen to make the same principled stand.

The three were subpoenaed to this grand jury following FBI and Joint Terrorism Task Force raids in multiple cities in the Northwest. The search warrants identified “anti-government or anarchist literature.” At the time, because of statements from police and because the warrants listed that the items were connected to “conspiracy to destroy government property” and “interstate travel with intent to riot,” it appeared that the raids and grand jury were connected to broken windows and other vandalism at a Seattle May Day protest. (more…)

“Today is October 10th, 2012 and I am ready to go to prison.”

From Green Is The New Red

Today Leah Plante will again appear before a federal grand jury in Seattle, Washington, for the third time, and refuse to testify about her political beliefs and political associations. It is likely that she will be imprisoned for her principled stance against what she calls a witch hunt against local anarchists.

The grand jury is investigating anarchists in the Northwest, following FBI and Joint Terrorism Task Force raids in search of “anarchist literature.” Two other anarchists, Matthew Kyle Duran and Katherine Olejnik, have already been imprisoned for refusing to cooperate.

Plante wrote a powerful statement to her friends and supporters in preparation for today’s hearing. Here is an excerpt: (more…)

How You Can Help The Northwest Grand Jury Resistors

From Anarchist NewsKatherine Olejnik, was imprisoned today for her refusal to cooperate with the ongoing witch-hunt and grand jury convening in Seattle that is investigating anarchists and other political radicals. She is now the second person to be imprisoned for invoking her fifth amendment right to silence and she, like Matt, may be held until March 2014 unless we turn up the heat on this campaign to get them out!

For those who were waiting, thinking that this would all blow over if we did nothing, thinking that this grand jury would be reigned in by a lawyer with a quick wit and the simple rule of law, this is the time to act!

There’s a couple things you can do below please remember than when dealing with prison/court officials and writing to prisoners, what you write and say can adversely impact our prisoners even though your comments may not have been solicited. (more…)

Call-In Day Against NW Grand Jury Repression

From Committee Against Political Repression

The following is information on a call-in day on behalf of grand jury resisters in the Northwest. There are also solidarity demonstrations planned in Seattle, Minneapolis, and Portland. Actions have been occurring continuously, such as banner drops, attacks on banks and yuppie restaurants, cop car tires being slashed, jail demos, and many others,  in solidarity with those resisting the juries since the original raids. (more…)