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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
Support Anarchist Prisoner Jeffrey Luers (Free)
Support Anarchist Prisoner Jeffrey Luers (Free)
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

Dear Sir,

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.
Sincerely,
your name & address
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'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.
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We now have available stickers for Jeff 'Free' Luers. To get some, send us an email at  naelpsn@graffiti.net. 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).

homepage: homepage: http://www.freefreenow.org


You're Welcome 07.Apr.2003 19:35

goretex

To  earthfirst@logmarslater.com:

Please write Hardy Myers and tell him what you think. Until you do, please don't bother learning to spell or sounding intelligent. Thanks.

tough break, Jeff - seriously. 07.Apr.2003 21:42

J Black pleasestaycalm@hotmail.com

Wow, this is a depressing piece of news - made a little more-so by the first person to post comment on it being yet another weakminded wanker all too willing to help the corporates in their quest to bring us all to heel. They were right about one thing though - this verdict should definitely send a message out to everyone... which is of course what the corporates and their appointed protectors, the judges and courts in the land of the free-with-purchase, intend.

Their message is: 'don't do it, or you'll be punished to the full extent of our power.' The message I think we should all be taking though, is: 'if you're gonna engage in action like this, DON'T GET CAUGHT!!' We've seen time and again that being arrested for a cause does nothing but take another body off the street and put it in jail. DON'T GET CAUGHT!

Of course, I mean no disrespect to Jeff, and I don't claim to know anything at all about his case or particular circumstances... I only say that if you're going to carry out direct actions and criminal destruction, you can't trust these bastards to give you 'justice', you can't trust them at all!!

If there's an unacceptable risk of getting caught and doing time, I would suggest changing tactics, because I just don't think it's worth a damn to be arrested for a cause anymore. 'Live to fight another day'... you know.

Again, not to suggest anything either way about Jeff's particular situation, which I know nothing about except that he got caught and now he's at the mercy of the (for the most part) motherfuckers.

Good luck Jeffery Luers!! Stay strong man!! Hopefully you and your friends and supporters can find a human in-and-amongst all that fucking systematic machinery to help you get some damn JUSTICE!!!!

Absolutely 08.Apr.2003 13:25

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"I only say that if you're going to carry out direct actions and criminal destruction, you can't trust these bastards to give you 'justice'"

He chose to indulge in criminal destruction and justice is precisely what he got. He chose poorly.

the bell tolls for thee 08.Apr.2003 17:19

Jeff's new (as of right now) friend

So, "Absolutley," what kind of justice should we get for all the criminal destruction we do over in Iraq and all?

Keep at it Jeff--don't lose hope (I sent a letter to Hardy Meyers for you with some additional comments)!!!

email him! 09.Apr.2003 07:02

nobody

email the guy!:
 hardy.myers@doj.state.or.us