US Attorney Liu: Drop the #J20 charges ...NOW!
April 2-3, 2018
The first trial is over: 6 defendants, 42 charges—all NOT GUILTY
Despite clear messages from a judge and jury, prosecutors refuse to let 59 people with pending cases move on with their lives.
The US Attorney for DC has the power to change that.
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-- Make it personal. Why are you upset?
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-- End with a clear call to action.
Hello. My name is __________.
I am calling because I've heard reports that 59 Inauguration protesters are still facing excessive criminal charges.
In light of the first trial's outcome--where the judge threw out one charge for complete lack of evidence, and the jury handed down ‘not-guilty’ verdicts for the rest--I ask that your office drop the remaining charges.
Over the last year, you have pushed every limit – making these prosecutions as disruptive as possible, and the investigations surrounding this case as intrusive as possible.
You have used over-inflated charges to coerce plea deals, and gag orders to protect the police from public accountability.
Prosecutors have the choice of when or how to bring charges. Your office has abused that power to punish, repress, and intimidate.
Drop the charges. NOW.
|Jennifer Kerkhoff||Assist. US Attorney, J20 main prosecutor||(202) 252-7380|
|Lisa Greene||Deputy Chief of the Superior Court Division, Kerkhoff's supervisor||(202) 252-7485|
|Richard Tischner||Chief of the Superior Court Division, Kerkhoff's supervisor||(202) 252-7274|
|Jessie Liu||US Attorney for DC (general line - use directory/operator)||(202) 252-7566|
|John Borchert||Assistant J20 prosecutor (esp. DreamHost and Facebook warrants)||(202) 252-7679|
|Rizwan Qureshi||Assistant J20 prosecutor (general line - use directory/operator)||(202) 252-7566|
|John Gidez||Chief of the Felony Major Crimes Trial Section, Kerkhoff's colleague||(202) 252-6752|