For those of you who understand that the Portland Police Bureau is engaged in a systematic effort to destroy the Bill of Rights in Portland, please consider the following:
The local chapter of the National Lawyers Guild is working more than full-time to protect your rights and the U.S. Constitution. Stu Sugarman and Paul Loney, the Litigation Committee of the Guild have been organizing and recruiting lawyers to defend those who have been arrested.
On another front, I, along with other guild lawyers have been aggressively pursuing a law suit against the City of Portland, Mayor Katz, Kroeker and other named officers to make them pay for their systematic violations of the Bill of Rights and their attempts to brutalize and punish innocent protestors for merely expressing their dissent to war.
To do this right- to have an EFFECT-- both of these efforts take money. The defense of protestors will involve the securing and copying of photos, videotapes, investigators, and other discovery to go forward.
The A-22 lawsuit team needs to hire experts, take depositions and utilize other resources to ensure that we can prevail.
The defense lawyers are all working for free. The A-22 lawyers are not charging their clients anything and hope eventually to be paid by the City for their work.
We NEED YOUR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE RIGHT NOW!
Please go to my website for details if interested in pitching in.
Thanks for your solidarity and support--Lets work together to defend our precious liberties.
Chair, Policy Board, Portland National Lawyers Guild