|From:||Sarah Page <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Sent time:||Sunday, November 06, 2011 9:55:55 PM|
|Subject:||SPAM-MED: [september17discuss] Re: Important Legal Information (from the legal team)|
What would be the best way for someone from the Occupy San Francisco
legal team to reach the OWS legal team to compare notes on research,
On Sep 23, 10:11 am, Marina Sitrin <marina.sit...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Thelegalworking group has a few things to share.
> Most important - as always - take care of one another
> and have at least a buddy if not an affinity group.
> The police have been brutal and have been unlawfully arresting people.
> We definitely want to do things about this.
> As a group. And individually.
> We have some words of caution on how to proceed with civil rights
> violation complaints - ESPECIALLY before a criminal trial has taken
> Things you say before a criminal trial CAN be used in that trial. That
> includes interviews and statements with the Civilian Complaint Review
> This is not to say do not file a complaint - but any interview or
> video done BEFORE your criminal proceedings have been completed could
> be used against you.
> There is time to file after your trial.
> Similarly for Civil Lawsuits.
> You must be finished your criminal trial first.
> If you do not have a criminal trial, and you begin a civil suit, it is
> not only your lawyer that deposes (takes your statement and interviews
> you) but also the City (which means they can ask you all sorts of
> things related to your case, like what you were doing, with whom,
> when, etc etc.) As a part of the case you must answer questions deemed
> As thelegalteam we are NOT telling anyone what to do - but we feel
> very strongly that people know the ramifications and possible outcomes
> of certain things.
> This is not easy to explain in an email, so people should please call
> the National Lawyers Guild with more questions, and/or if you are
> represented by a lawyer that is not in the NLG, get clarification from
> them on what you can be asked and when.
> We - thelegalteam - believe that we should make decisions based on
> our politics and principles - and then see if the law can work in
> accordance with them.
> In Solidarity,
> The Liberty PlazaLegalTeam
> (We have been the ones standing in front of the GA for the past few
> nights making thelegalteam announcements.)
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