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Is this Justice?
How far can they go?
How far have they gone?
What do you have to lose?
Come to an educational forum on Grand Juries, criminal prosecution, and the use of confidential informants presented by Attorney Lauren Regan of the Civil Liberties Defense Center. Learn the facts about the legal system and what rights citizens have in the face of a growing police state that is based on political whim more than a desire for safe communities or justice. Come hear how grand juries and snitches deny your rights, disrupt political movements, and destroy communities. How will current events impact your community?
The law is sometimes a confusing foreign language. The Civil Liberties Defense Center strives to help explain complex legal processes so that anyone can understand current events and how the law works. This roadshow will focus on how law enforcement traditionally solves crimes by discussing the tools used: simple observation of what can be seen in plain view, public information, or interviewing suspects, neighbors or employers. We will also discuss the use and abuse of tools such as grand jury investigations where a person is forced to testify to the government and grand jurors in a courtroom without the assistance of counsel. Even more chilling is the growing use of government informants—people who are either paid by the government or will receive a significant reduction in a serious jail sentence for their "cooperation." This "cooperation" often results in false trial testimony and unjust convictions.
As the federal government covets additional powers and declares our nation in a perpetual "war on terror," come learn about some current cases in our country and learn how and why our most basic rights are disintegrating. Domestic spying, the [Un]PATRIOT Act, and insane state legislation all harken to the dark days of the McCarthy era and Cointelpro. Knowledge is power. Power to the people.
Liberty Hall, 311 N. Ivy St., 7-9pm
For more information, contact the Civil Liberties Defense Center at 541-687-9180 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Our website is www.cldc.org.