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How to Support FTAA protesters in Miami!

Phone numbers and talking points to use to pressure city officials to into releasing arrestees.
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From Miami Activist Defense

Support FTAA protesters in Miami!
The actions of the Miami Police Department this week have violated the fundamental due process and first Amendment rights of thousands of peaceful protesters gathering to voice their opposition to the FTAA summit. Take some time now and CALL the Mayors, the city attorney, police chief Timoney and others responsible for these gross violations. Demand a full-scale, independent investigation into the police officers' alarming behavior.



The Miami Activist Defense (M.A.D.) committee and National Lawyers Guild Legal Observers have observed numerous illegal practices that Miami City leadership has referred to as a "blueprint for Homeland Security," including:



* Indiscriminate, excessive force against hundreds of nonviolent protesters with weapons including pepper spray, tear gas, concussion grenades and various types of rubber bullets.
* Police stopping and snatching protesters at random and taking them away in unmarked vehicles.
* Protesters being shot with rubber bullets and trapped by police lines, resulting in major injuries. Medics were not allowed into these areas.
* Violation of agreements made with organizers and M.A.D. prior to protests.





ALEX PENELAS
Mayor, Miami-Dade County
305.829.9336 home
305.375.5071 office



MANUEL A. DIAZ
Mayor, City of Miami
305.250.5300
305.375.5071



JOHN TIMONY
Chief of police
305-673-7925
305-579-6565



ALEJANDRO VILARELLO
City Attorney
305-416-1800



JOHNNY WINTON
Miami City Commissioner
305.858.7344 home
305.250.5333 office



KATY SORENSON
Miami Dade County Commissioner
305.375.5218
305.378.6677



Local media has been grossly biased in their coverage. While this is somewhat to be expected the following are numbers that people could call and voice frustrations.

CBS4: 305-639-4551, 305-639-4601, 305-639-4426

WPLG channel 10: 305-576-6397

WSUN Fox: 954-524-0388 (Rosh Lowe)