Support Anarchist Prisoner Jeffrey Luers (Free)
Jeff needs help right as he has appealed his 22.5 year long sentence and the ball is in their court, so to speak. Now is the time to write letters on Jeff's behalf to the Attorney General.Below is a sample letter
Sample Letter to the Attorney General of Oregon on Free's Behalf
Mr. Hardy Myers,
Attorney General-State of Oregon
400 Justice Building
Salem, Oregon 97310
Re: Jeffrey Luers, Appellate Case #A115208
I am writing in regards to the Circuit Court appeal of Jeffrey Michael Luers. Jeffrey is appealing his conviction and sentence relating to the 2000 arson at Romania Chevrolet and attempted arson at Tyree Oil Company, both in Eugene, Oregon.
Notably, this includes conviction on three separate counts of Arson 1, with enhancement to Measure 11, for a single fire at Romania Chevrolet, a fire in which no one was injured. At trial, the State's witness testified that they were in no danger of injury. By his own admission, Jeffrey stated that great care was taken to prevent injury to anyone. The fire was intended to damage property, and property was all that was damaged - less than $40,000 worth. While not dismissing the serious nature of the crime, enhancement to Measure 11 is unwarranted, as there were no injuries and damage was relatively minor.
I also question the conviction on three separate counts of Arson 1 for a single fire. Jeffrey was sentenced to 22 years, eight months, a sentence far greater than that faced by many offenders convicted of violent acts against individuals. For example, Manslaughter 1 carries a 10 year sentence; Attempted Murder, only 7and a half years; Rape 1, 8 years four months. Clearly, Jeffrey's sentence is vastly disproportionate to the crime of burning three vehicles. In fact, his co-defendant received only 66 months. It is my belief that Jeffrey's sentence is due more to his political beliefs than to the severity of the crime.
Therefore, Mr. Myers, it is my sincere hope that you will take these points into account with regards to Jeffrey's appeal, and that you will consider allowing the State of Oregon to concede to a lesser sentence in the interest of justice.
your name & address
'Let's Get Free'- a new, 24 page zine of writings for, by and about anarchist & Earth liberation prisoner Jeff 'Free' Luers is available for a donation of $5. Proceeds of the sale of this zine will (after paying copy costs) go to Jeff Luers directly.
This 24 page, 8 x11 inch, well produced new zine contains the following and many more writings: Words from Free, Who is Jeff Luers?, Earth First! Journal Interview with Free, Free's Sentencing Statement, 'Rob and Free at OSP mutual interview, Free's statement on the Romania arson, 'Never cry Wolf' by Killing King Abacus, Letters to the Eugene Weekly in support of Free as well as Free's new essay, Divided and Conquered?
Plus, original artwork, poetry, Oregon state mailing regulations for sending Free mail, ways to support Free and more!
To order this zine, send $5 or more to Break the Chains, POB 11331, Eugene, OR 97440.
We now have available stickers for Jeff 'Free' Luers. To get some, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The stickers are free but we are encouraging people that want them to post them in highly visible spaces and/or include them in their distro or local bookstores.You can see the graphic at http://www.spiritoffreedom.org.uk/content/urgentaction.htm
(just scroll down).
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