Thursday, July 1st, activist Kim Berardi appeared before a federal grand jury in Seattle, Washington under subpoena. Tonight, she sits in a jail cell after failing to answer questions about her political beliefs and the two people supporting her outside of the court room. Today, it's Kim. Tomorrow it'll be you... unless you act today.
Stop the political witch hunt!
Now is a crucial time in determining how things will proceed for Kim. Let us now set the stage and demonstrate that jailing AR activists for contempt is more trouble than it's worth. At least make one telephone call... Kim's freedom truly depends upon our support.
Sea-Tac Federal Detention Center
Telephone: (206) 870-5700
The jailers don't seem overly annoyed at this point. That generally means they haven't been getting many calls. Demand that Kim be released or at least allowed to make contact with her support committee. As a vegan, we want to make sure that Kim is also receiving food she can eat. Just call the jail today!
Additionally, the feds are refusing to release almost any details about Kim--they're not even stating what she's been charged with.
Kim can receive mail at:
PO Box 13900
Seattle, WA 98198
Andrew C. Friedman, AUSA
US Attorney's Office
601 Union Street, Suite #5100
Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: (206) 553-7970
Fax: (206) 553-0882
Feel free to drop Friedman a line and let him know that he should be ashamed of himself.
More details will be released in the next couple of days with new numbers to call and ways to express your outrage to those responsible for this travesty of justice. But more than anything, just get out there and get active, there's no stronger message of solidarity than ACTION.
For more info, feel free to contact: