We are having a benefit show tomorrow MARCH 16TH at 7pm with M.D.C.(Millions of dead cops) RIOT COP!, and former portland black panther deputy chairman KENT FORD. We are asking for donations of FIVE bucks BUR no-one WILL BE TURNED AWAY.
As always this is a safer space show where all humans can feel welcome as best we can
LAUGHING HORSE BOOKS 12 NE 10TH right across from HIPPO hardware 503-236-2893
If you need more info on JEFF LUERS look below
This is from the FREE FREE site LAST MONTH
We have some good news. The Court of Appeals just unanimously ruled that Jeff's case will be reversed and remanded back to the Circuit Court for resentencing as a result of Judge Velure's errors in imposing the original draconian sentence. The opinion just came out this morning and we are still reviewing it for details, but it looks like Jeff could potentially get about 15 years taken off his 266 month sentence. We will provide you with more information as it becomes known. The entire opinion is available here for those who are interested. Congratulations to Jeff and his family! Thank you to everyone for their support! Now, on to the next phase of the appeal for which donations are desperately needed in order to cover legal costs.
BIO by JEFF
My name is Jeffrey Luers. Most of my friends call me "Free". I have been active since 1996 fighting for a range of issues such as animal rights, gender equality, anti fascism, eco-defense and others. These issues are not separate they are one struggle, one fight. My story is only a small part of a greater whole.
In my lifetime I have witnessed an onslaught against the inhabitants of this world lead by the greed of industrialized nations. It is my belief that the oppression of people is rooted in the oppression and exploitation of nature. A fundamental disrespect for life that began with the conquest of Mother Nature and has lead to the conquest of humankind. I struck back. In an act of resistance designated to raise awareness and draw attention to a problem that affects every human being, every animal, every plant, and every form of life on this planet. I am speaking of global warming, air, soil and water pollution. We are in the midst of a global environmental crisis.
On June 16, 2000 I ignited a fire that would forever change my life. I torched 3 SUV's. I took extra care and used specific fuels to ensure no one would be injured. Approximately 30 minutes after the fire was lit and extinguished, I was taken into custody by 3 undercover agents who had been following me, one of whom I would later learn to be a member of an anti-domestic terrorist unit. I was arrested on Criminal Mischief One,a charge that carries about one year. In the course of one week that charge would multiply into 10 felony counts, including 3 counts of Arson One. Getting to trial took the course of a year. By trial I had accumulated 13 felony counts, now including conspiracy with persons unknown. I was looking at a little over 100 years. I refused to take a deal.
Trial was a joke, literally. We proved evidence had been tampered with, officers had lied and that the prosecutor had manipulated evidence to get a legal search. On top of that the judge refused to allow me to separate the trial. I had been charged with two different fires. Law requires that upon request separate offences must be tried separately. The final blow came when the judge threw out the testimony of my expert witness. In the end I was convicted of 11 felony charges. I was sentenced to 22 years and 8 months. I have no possibility of parole. This is only a summary of events that took place in the course of a year.
For more information contact me directly at:
Jeffrey Luers #13797671,OSP,2605 State Street, Salem, OR 97310 or my defense network at Free's Defense Fund, PO Box 3, Eugene, OR 97440. firstname.lastname@example.org