Drop the charges against the Davis Bankers Dozen and stop the criminalization of political dissent at UC Davis!
In the aftermath of the success of the US Bank blockade at UC Davis, twelve students and faculty received letters from the Yolo County District Attorney ordering them to appear on over 20 counts of misdemeanor charges each. Demonstrators at UC Berkeley received similar letters four months after the November 9th demonstrations, where police officers beat students for protesting the state of public education.
This pattern of retroactive repression is the administration’s newest tool to avoid the backlash and negative media attention that followed the infamous pepper spray incident of November 18th. This approach seeks not only to punish specific demonstrators but also to send a clear message to all university students: If you protest, we will prosecute; speak out and you will be silenced. Send a message that this repression will not be tolerated! Demand that the Yolo County District Attorney and the Office of the Chancellor drop charges against the Bankers Dozen!
The Bankers Dozen are set to appear at Yolo County Superior Court on Friday, April 27th at 8:30am. We are hoping to pack the courtroom with supporters and flood the DA and Chancellor with phone calls and letters demanding that the charges be dropped.
You can also help by making a donation to help cover legal fees and circulating the link for the donation page. Every little bit helps!
District Attorney Jeff W. Reisig
301 Second St
Woodland, CA 95695
Chancellor Linda Katehi
Offices of the Chancellor and Provost
Fifth floor, Mrak Hall
University of California, Davis
One Shields Avenue
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