Join us as we help one of Occupy Denver’s original and highly visible members. Caryn was part of the original security team for the 24/7 occupiers, marshaled at early marches and always stood up for her first amendment rights. For these reasons, she has been targeted by the Denver Police Department and has been in jail since early March. She is currently being abused both psychologically and physically while in jail. Most of Caryn’s charges have been dropped and her bond has been reduced to $10,000. Caryn does not deserve to be treated this way, especially as she always courageously spoke up and would stand up for the rights of the most vulnerable members of our community.
Why we care
Caryn was targeted during a spring crackdown of the Occupy Movement here in Denver. In the late winter of 2012, the Denver Police Department began a targeted crackdown against longstanding occupiers. Although the physical structures of the security booth and the Thunderdome went down in the fall of 2011, the Denver Police Department arrested 24/7 occupiers who had manned these spaces or carried out similar tasks over the winter. Highly visible occupiers who led marches were likewise targeted by late spring of 2012. Most arrests occurred after actions were over and protestors had dispersed. This snatch-and-grab tactic averts media attention and accountability. The result is a pattern seen during crackdowns around the world – trumped up charges, an increase in political prisoners and an epidemic of police abuse.
How you can help
When: Friday, July 20th at 6:30pm
Where: 27 Social Center. 2727 W 27th Avenue
Donate: $5 suggested donation
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Or keep up with Caryn’s and other occupiers’ court cases by visiting our Courtwatch Calendar on OD Legal Committee’s home page.
Caryn will not go to jury trial before October 31st, and her trial date will most likely be pushed into November or later. Help us get her out of jail!
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