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To the United States Attorney for The Western District of New York : Dismissal of the Indictment of Lawrence Brose
  • Petitioned To the United States Attorney for The Western District of New York

This petition was delivered to:

William J. Hocul, Jr.
To the United States Attorney for The Western District of New York

To the United States Attorney for The Western District of New York : Dismissal of the Indictment of Lawrence Brose

    1. Petition by

      Dominique Bluher

      Somerville, MA

We the undersigned are deeply troubled by the current effort by American federal authorities in Buffalo to besmirch the reputation and destroy the career of Lawrence Brose, one of the artistic treasures of Western New York State.

Those who are familiar with Brose’s career know that while his work is sensuous and sensual, it is anything but obscene. Indeed to charge, as the Department of Homeland Security in Buffalo has, that the beautiful silkscreens made from frame sequences of his film De Profundis are evidence of “child pornography” is nothing short of preposterous.

It is time to free Brose from the stress and fear of being convicted of the “crime” of being a man of integrity and an accomplished artist.

Sincerely,

Scott MacDonald

Professor of Film History, Hamilton College, Harvard University
2012 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Scholar

and Dominique Bluher

Lecturer on Visual & Environmental Studies, Harvard University

To:
To the United States Attorney for The Western District of New York, William J. Hocul, Jr.
Dismissal of the indictment of Lawrence Brose

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Angie Harris ATLANTA, GA
      • 7 months ago

      Artistic freedom is crucial if we are to live in a non-fascist society. What he does in his art is quite different from the ridiculous charges.

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    • Robert Arnold BOZEMAN, MT
      • 8 months ago

      I am a fellow artist and admirer of Lawrence Brose's work. It is absurd to confuse his beautiful work, based on reworking old films that he did not make but which are part of our cultural heritage, with pornography.

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    • Barbara Hart BUFFALO, NY
      • over 1 year ago

      I know Lawrence Brose personally and professionally. I believe he is innocent. His life and career have been devastated in the wake of these charges, and the community has turned it's back on him.

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    • Mark Hogan ALAMEDA, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      Lawrence has been a good friend for many years and has supported my own artistic work in the past. The prosecution's "case" against him is incredibly flimsy and should be dismissed as soon as possible.

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    • Jay Warren CAMBRIDGE, MA
      • over 1 year ago

      To help right a wrong.

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