From:   Doug Singsen <dougsingsen@gmail.com>
Sent time:   Sunday, October 02, 2011 5:30:44 PM
To:   september17@googlegroups.com
Subject:   Re: [september17discuss] Re: Start a legal fund for arrestees?
 

I think we should also try to get the fines revoked, but we probably won't know if that will work or not until December, when we have to appear before a court, so we should start collecting money now just in case. We can also use the money to pay our lawyers' fees. We might have a case that NYPD lured us onto the bridge, but there's no doubt that we were, in fact, blocking traffic, which is the basis for the fines, so if we can't win the entrapment argument we will probably have to pay.

Doug

On Sun, Oct 2, 2011 at 7:25 PM, shaista husain <shaistahusain@gmail.com> wrote:
Dear GA, is there any way to really make the NYPD detract these fines,
should we just start raising money for those arrested without first
putting up a fight about this in the PRESS and embarassing and shaming
the police dept for these unjust and illegal fines. This fines are
preposterous, and if enough people get arrested they are making money
off our protest. Thats all it is, it will stop people from protesting
if we do not at least try to win the battle against these fines.

On Sun, Oct 2, 2011 at 6:08 PM,  <lisajensky@gmail.com> wrote:
> Totally agree.
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> Date: Sun, 2 Oct 2011 17:57:33 -0400
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> Subject: Re: [september17discuss] Re: Start a legal fund for arrestees?
> Yes, yes, yes. Endorse.
>
> On Sun, Oct 2, 2011 at 5:55 PM, <bf0189@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> Excellent idea.
>>
>> On , Doug Singsen <dougsingsen@gmail.com> wrote:
>> > That's $300-600 for the 3 tickets combined, not for each ticket. With
>> > 700 arrested, that's $21K to $42K, plus 80 arrested the week before, which
>> > could be anywhere from $8K up, depending on how many tickets were given.
>> > That's a lot of money but doable given the results of previous fundraising,
>> > especially stretched out over two and a half months to raise the money.
>> >
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>> >
>> > On Sun, Oct 2, 2011 at 3:52 PM, Doug Singsen dougsingsen@gmail.com>
>> > wrote:
>> >
>> >
>> > Can we start one? I think that everybody who was arrested got at least 3
>> > tickets, which could easily run $300-600 each, which many of us can't
>> > afford. Can we start a legal defense fund to pay for these fines? We have
>> > been able to raise money so quickly, I think we could raise the entire
>> > amount before our desk appearances in December.
>> >
>> >
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>> >
>> > Doug S
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