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Defend The RNC8! Dismiss the Charges!

The petition is to be presented to Ramsey County Attorney Susan Gaertner. Please sign it...
The text: "We the undersigned call for the dismissal of the charge of "Conspiracy to
Riot in Furtherance of Terrorism," which you have filed against the RNC 8,
activists involved in organizing protests at the 2008 Republican National
Convention. This use of a conspiracy charge seeks to punish political
speech and thought. Labeling these members of our community as
"terrorists" sets a dangerous national precedent for persecuting political
activists, threatens political dissent, and greatly distorts the concepts
of violence and terrorism. We demand the dismissal of these charges and
condemn the use of police state tactics of infiltration, surveillance, and
militarization of our streets and community to suppress demonstrations and dissent."