Saturday, May 21, 2016

Received from the Stop Mass Incarceration Network - SoCal:

Celebrate Victory for the People in Second A14 Trial
Saturday, May 21, 7 pm
 Pico Youth and Family Center
715 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica

After deliberating for four full days on the case of three people charged with three misdemeanors for the April 14, 2015 protest to stop murder by police, the jury came back the fifth day with a unanimous not guilty verdict on the charge of blocking the street and unable to agree on the other two charges. On the charge of blocking train tracks ten jurors voted not guilty. On the charge of disobeying a lawful police order nine jurors voted not guilty. The judge declared a mistrial on the two undecided charges and the prosecutor announced she will not refile. The judge dismissed the two charges. The case is now dismissed. Victory for the people!