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Article • August 31, 2017
Filed under: Protests
Supreme Court Holds Demonstrators May Be Arrested for Trespassing Jail Grounds by Matthew Clarke by Matt Clarke On November 14, 1966, the Supreme Court of the United States held that demonstrators may be arrested for protesting on jail property. A group of about 200 students were protesting on a nonpublic ...
Article • March 10, 2017 • from PLN March, 2017
Colorado: Demonstrators Clash with Police over Seizure of Jury Nullification Pamphlets by Joe Watson Occupy Denver and other local activists have been engaged in a long-term campaign of jury nullification education outside Denver’s Second Judicial District courthouse. The activists’ attempts to exercise their First Amendment rights have resulted in repeated ...
2017 Has Already Seen Several Prison Rebellions by Brian Sonenstein Although the nationwide prison strike has fallen from headlines in recent months, incarcerated individuals continue to resist abuse and mistreatment while supporters on the outside rally to their defense. Prisoners in Delaware made international headlines when they took hostages and held Building C at the Vaughn ...
A Vision for Black Lives - Policy, Demands for Black Power, Freedom & Justice, M4BL, 2016 P OLIC Y. M 4 BL .ORG Black humanity and dignity requires Black political will and power. Despite constant exploitation and perpetual oppression, Black people have bravely and brilliantly been the driving force pushing ...
From the Editor by Paul Wright PLN has opposed the private prison industry since we began publishing in 1990; back then the industry was in its infancy, having started in 1983 in its modern incarnation. Besides the political and moral implications of farming out correctional functions to for-profit corporations, there ...
Article • September 21, 2016
How inmates are organizing a nationwide strike from behind bars by Regina Willis By Regina Willis, Waging Nonviolence Whenever an inmate and a guard get into an altercation, Melvin Ray sees an opportunity to connect and educate. After stepping in and trying to de-escalate the situation, he’ll talk to his fellow ...
Raven v. City of Miami, FL, Motion, Seizure by Physical Force Projectiles Organized Event, 2007 Case 1:06-cv-21182-CMA Document 96 Entered on FLSD Docket 01/16/2007 Page 1 of 30 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA MIAMI DIVISION CASE NO: 06 - 21182 - CIV - JORDAN HOLLEY ...
Brief • August 3, 2016
Killmon v. City of Miami, FL, Mot for Final Part SJ, FTAA Protests 2008 Case 1:04-cv-20707-CMA Document 532 Entered on FLSD Docket 01/31/2008 Page 1 of 21 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA CASE NO. 04-CV-20707 - ALTONAGA/Turnoff KILLMON, et al., Plaintiffs, vs. CITY OF MIAMI, et al., ...
Article • August 2, 2016 • from PLN August, 2016
CCA Annual Shareholder Meeting Met by Protestors by This year, Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), the nation’s largest for-profit prison company, held its annual shareholder meeting on May 12, 2016. The meeting took place at CCA’s swank corporate office near the upscale Green Hills area of Nashville, Tennessee; the firm ...
Article • July 28, 2016
$52,500 Settlement for Man Wrongfully Arrested During New York City Protest by The City of New York paid $52,500 to a man who was falsely arrested on October 14, 2011, during the Occupy Wall Street Movement (OWSM). Eric J. Russell was a participant in the OWSM.  He alleged that at ...
Brief • July 19, 2016
Vodak et al v. City of Chicago et al, IL, Plf Objection to Def Bill of Costs, police protest settlements, 2009 Order Form (01/2005) Case 1:03-cv-02463 Document 608-1 Filed 01/25/10 Page 1 of 4 United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois Name of Assigned Judge or Magistrate Judge Virginia ...
Brief • July 19, 2016
Holmes v. City of New York et al, NY, Order, Occupy Wall Street protest arrest, 2016 Case 1:14-cv-05253-LTS-RLE Document 76 Filed 03/04/16 Page 1 of 15 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK -------------------------------------------------------x MARISA HOLMES, Plaintiff, -v- No. 14 CV 5253-LTS THE CITY OF NEW YORK, et ...
Brief • July 7, 2016
Brown v. City of New York et al, NY, Complaint, NYPD false arrest Occupy Wall Street protest, 2013 Case 1:13-cv-02058-NRB Document 1 Filed 03/27/13 Page 1 of 14 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK -----------------------------------------------------------------x GABRIEL BROWN, COMPLAINT AND DEMAND FOR A JURY TRIAL Plaintiff, INDEX NO. ...
Edrei et al v. City of New York, Complaint, NYPD use of LRAD protests police brutality, 2016 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK ------------------------------------------------------------------x ANIKA EDREI, SHAY HORSE, JAMES CRAVEN, KEEGAN STEPHAN and MICHAEL NUSBAUM, Plaintiffs, COMPLAINT AND DEMAND FOR A JURY TRIAL INDEX NO. ECF CASE ...
Article • July 6, 2016 • from PLN July, 2016
Demonstrators Protest Gates Foundation’s $2.2 Million Investment in GEO Group by Joe Watson About two dozen immigrants’ rights advocates picketed outside the headquarters of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in Seattle on April 10, 2014, protesting the Foundation’s investments in the GEO Group, the second-largest private prison company in ...
Brief • June 6, 2016
Filed under: Protests, False Arrest
Aichele et al v. County of Los Angeles et al, CA, Settlement, LAPD false arrest Occupy, 2015 COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES ~o~~osq~ ~'~~i`M~ '~ ~r ~' s~ ~ "" ~~AUFOrt~~P~ OFFICE OF THE COUNTY COUNSEL 648 KENNETH HAHN HALL OF ADMINISTRATION 500 WEST TEMPLE STREET LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA 90012-2713 TELEPHONE ...
Brief • June 6, 2016
Chua v. City of Los Angeles, CA, Complaint, false arrest wrongful detention of protestors, 2016 Case 2:16-cv-00237 Document 1 Filed 01/12/16 Page 1 of 31 Page ID #:1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Carol A. Sobel, SBN 84483 Colleen Mullen SBN 299059 ...
Brief • June 6, 2016
Food Not Bombs et al v. City of Fort Lauderdale, FL, Complaint, political demonstration permits, 2015 Case 0:15-cv-60185-XXXX Document 1 Entered on FLSD Docket 01/29/2015 Page 1 of 29 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA FORT LAUDERDALE DIVISION FORT LAUDERDALE FOOD NOT BOMBS, NATHAN PIM, JILLIAN ...
Prisoners Protest Solitary Confinement at Illinois Facility by Joe Watson More than two dozen prisoners at the Menard Correctional Center in Illinois protested conditions in the prison’s high security unit (HSU) by staging a series of hunger strikes, most of them sustained for weeks. The protests at the Menard facility, ...
Brief • March 14, 2016
Filed under: Protests, First Amendment
Russell v NYPD, NY, Complaint, organizing Occupy Movement, 2013
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