Drop the Charges Bergen County

Drop the Charges Bergen County

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Marcos Quinones started this petition to Bergen county prosecutors office and

Please read, sign and share this petition to have my false charges dropped. Ive been charged with multiple felonies and misdemeanors for peacefully practicing my first amendment right to peacefully assemble. These false charges affect my clinical license which I’ve worked for, for over 10 years. If found guilty I can face jail time. Video footage proving my innocence, and showing the assault is currently available on my Instagram for everyone to watch.

Hola! My name is Yessenia Benitez, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Human Rights Activist, & Animal Rights activist. On December 12th I was brutally attacked and arrested by the Bergen County Sheriffs department in New Jersey. That day I was standing in solidarity with the ice detainees who are being held in their correctional facility. The people who are being held by ICE in the Bergen County Correctional Facility are forced to live in inhumane conditions.

I arrived at the facility in the early afternoon to hold space in solidarity with the ICE detainees. Toward the end of the night I was racially profiled because I had a Mexican flag. The officer who saw me walking away peacefully decided to drag me by my neck and shoulders to the ground as if wearing my countries flag were a crime- multiple police officers piled on top of me throwing their knees into my back and neck. I was dragged across the asphalt and then peppered sprayed while I was already on the ground with my hands zip tied behind my back. I am currently facing multiple felonies and misdemeanors and would kindly appreciate if everyone could sign this petition to help get these false and egregious charges dropped. Thank you!

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