Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Sunday, December 12, 2010
The trial has been moved to January 31st. More details TBA.
Grace's Jail Update
Grace has gotten work release and is scheduled to be released from jail on Dec. 21st. At this time, she is receiving METERED postcards and books. Details on how to reach her or visit her are on our site, as well as:
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Sarah G. Daniels
Inmate # P717574
2939 W Durango St
Phoenix, AZ 85009
Here are additional guidelines from the MCSO website:
INMATE MAIL: All incoming mail, with the exception of legal mail, must be standard postcards.
This is to ensure the safety and security of jail facilities, inmates, and staff.
ACCEPTABLE STANDARD POSTCARDS
• Metered or Stamps are acceptable for postage.
• Minimum size requirements are 3.5 by 4.25 inches
• Maximum Allowable Postcard Size: 4.25 x 6 inches
• Written in blue or black ink only.
• homemade postcards are not accepted.
• Defaced or altered postcards
• No plastics or wrappings on postcard
• Postcards marked with paint, crayon or marker; or ink
(only black or blue ink is accepted)
• Postcards with labels or stickers
• Postcards with watermarks or stains
• Postcards with any biohazards, including perfumes or
• Postcards depicting nudity, weapons, or gang references
• Oversized Postcards
NEWSPAPERS AND MAGAZINES Subscription publications must be purchased directly through a publisher.
Publications that may pose a threat to the security or safety of the jail or are pornographic are not allowed.
PHOTOGRAPHS Up to five photographs may be mailed to the jail (or dropped off in the visitation lobby) provided the envelope is clearly marked “PHOTOGRAPHS.” Photographs may not be larger than four inches by six inches. The inmate name & booking number must be written on the back of each photograph. Nothing else is to be written on the photographs. Photographs must be unaltered, and may not contain any adhesives such as stickers or labels.
I wouldn't chance using stamps despite what the website says, since they could just be trying to make it harder to contact Grace (but they obviously don't know us that well). I'd ask her in your first postcard about sending her photos and/or publications, if you wish to. Books can only come through Amazon (no resellers), Barnes & Noble, Borders. Just use the mailing address for the order. Additionally, there's always visitation as a means to contact her. At this point, I don't know what the guidelines are for visitation (or if they're making it harder to visit her). Otherwise, I don't believe it would be that hard to visit her.
Monday, November 22, 2010
Grace went in for her sentencing hearing this morning surrounded by approximately 40 friends as well as family. She was given the agreed upon 30 days in jail from her plea deal of a class 6 felony for disorderly conduct with a dangerous weapon, which starts upon her turning herself in at 5 PM today. After considering her involvement in the community and for social justice, the judge decided to give Grace 18 months supervised probation instead of three years starting today. She also still has the chance to get work release during the day, although it looks unlikely and wouldn't go into effect immediately. We'll post any information we get regarding her mailing address in the jail.
Garyn and Claire's Trial
A deal (not a plea) has been offered to Garyn and Claire where they will take their trial before a judge instead of a jury as a bench trial and in return have been offered a reduction for their felony charges down to misdemeanors. This means that even in the event that they are found guilty of any of their charges, they will not be facing any jail time. Their trial, which could be as short as one day, is scheduled to begin on December 13th at 201 W. Jefferson. We believe that it will be in courtroom 703 at 8:30, but we will post any changes if necessary.
In related news, Dane, who came up from Tucson and was arrested at the anti-Nazi rally in Phoenix and faces five charges, had court today as well. His case was scratched, which is fantastic news, although a scratch isn't a dismissal and charges could be brought back up within seven years. However, at the moment he isn't facing charges.
To keep up on Grace's situation and to find out how you can support her, she now has a website set up:
Friday, November 5, 2010
Listen to a radio interview on The Debate Hour here.
Monday, October 18, 2010
Final plea bargain (just came in from Grace): class 6 felony, disorderly conduct with a dangerous weapon (my flag), stipulated 30 days in jail.I'm not sure if Grace will be taking this or not and she might not be, either. Regardless, I will keep everyone posted.
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
If you can help, you can reach us at:
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Update on court stuff: Things have been pushed back until Tuesday the 7th, so I have at least till then (if not longer, it may be pushed back again) to decide what will happen. Thank you to everyone who has sent emails and called with advice and support! ♥ I will let everyone know if there are any big changes.
Keep up the great work! Let's continue to do everything we can to support Grace in her time of need.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Friends, Family, Comrades:
I just spoke to my lawyer regarding the current state of proceedings regarding the charges being alleged against me since my arrest on January 16th at the Anti-Arpaio march in Phoenix, Arizona. I had hoped my next post on this topic would at least contain semi-positive news; unfortunately that is not the case. The prosecutor has disclosed their final plea deal which would require me to plead guilty to a class 5 felony, with a mandatory 30 days in jail, and a minimum of 1 year supervised probation (which could be up to 3 years).
I have until Wednesday to agree to take this plea or not, if I decide to go forward with the plea it would be effective on September 3rd, Friday. If I decide to take this to trial, the date is set for September 14th. Given the case that we have I normally would see taking this to trial as the best option, however, because a special sentencing statute specifying that this was a “dangerous” offense was added, the judge has no leeway in my sentencing and if convicted it would mean a mandatory 10.5 years in prison. As of right now although we have witnesses, we do not have any video documentation showing the moment that the alleged “crime” was committed. The police as anyone who was there knows, and as we know through the video that we have seen, had numerous cameras throughout the protest and at that moment. However, they are claiming that it does not exist at this point, meaning that it has likely been destroyed.
I am writing this as a last urgent call out to whoever reads this. Things that may help if received by Wednesday would be; character letters (guidelines specified below, you can email them to me at email@example.com), any video documentation of the protest, and witnesses who saw me directly before, during, and after my arrest. If you feel you have any possible information or documentation that may help in this case, please email me for my lawyers phone number.
Thank you to everyone who has provided unending support and to those who continue to fight despite tactics such as these used to try to scare us into submission.
If you are unfamiliar with the events on the 16th, please see links below for more background and current updates in regards to the other 4 who were arrested that day.
Who they are - brief
How they know you, how long, etc
Acknowledge that they know essentially what you are charged with
Then, FOCUS on your good character traits, with specific examples if possible.
Character for non-violence generally, and if they have experience with you at marches, rallies, etc, your non-violence at those.
They can then simply request leniency on your behalf.
They should NOT profess your innocence unless they were there and saw you right before and up to your arrest – and of course, we have found no such person yet.
They should NOT try to school the prosecutors and/or judge on the justice system, jail, prison, etc.
The latter stuff just turns off the professional who is reading it and they will ignore the good stuff!
The focus is on you, not the case.
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Michael K. Jeanes, Clerk of Court
*** Electronically Filed ***
07/19/2010 8:00 AM
SUPERIOR COURT OF ARIZONA
CR2010-103243-001 DT 07/16/2010
Docket Code 042 Form G000A Page 1
CLERK OF THE COURT
HON. SUSANNA C. PINEDA A. Gonzalez
STATE OF ARIZONA KEVIN KIYOSHI OKANO
JEREMIAH MATTHEW HENRY (001) ERNESTO QUESADA JR.
VICTIM SERVICES DIV-CA-CCC
CASE DISMISSED / BOND EXONERATED
Upon State’s Motion to Dismiss Without Prejudice and in the interest of justice,
IT IS ORDERED dismissing this case without prejudice against Jeremiah Matthew
Henry (dob 5/8/1991) and vacating all pending dates in this matter, in accordance with the
formal Order signed by the court July 15, 2010, and filed (entered) July 16, 2010.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED exonerating bond to the party posting same.
ISSUED: Order Exonerating Bond
The Order Exonerating Bond may be obtained in this division upon request, until 15 days
from the filing date of this minute entry, at which time the Order Exonerating Bond shall be
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
Garyn Klasek and Claire Brock both had court dates scheduled on the 18th and the 22nd respectively that were both vacated for each day. Today, they both had court (status conferences?) and both plead not guilty again. They both have their initial preliminary hearings on August 10th at 8:15 AM in courtroom CCB 1001.
Grace Daniels is scheduled to begin her trial on September 14th. Beyond that, not much is known as far as what time her trial is SCHEDULED to begin.
To our knowledge, all of these conferences, hearings and trials are scheduled to take place at 201 W. Jefferson. Come out and support our comrades!
Thursday, June 17, 2010
After five months on trial, Issa Emadi, who was charged with a class 6 felony for aggravated assault on a cop and aggravated assault with intent to injure, took a plea deal for a misdemeanor for disorderly conduct. He faces no jail time, a $500 fine and unsupervised probation.
As for Garyn Klasek and Claire Brock, the state has decided to pick up their cases again after initially scratching them. Garyn is being charged with a misdemeanor for disorderly conduct and a felony for resisting arrest and was offered a plea deal for a misdemeanor for resisting arrest, which he rejected. Claire is being charged with resisting arrest and hindering prosecution. She was offered a plea deal for misdemeanors for resisting arrest and hindering prosecution (which leads me to believe that those are felony charges) and voluntary probation, which she as well rejected.
Upcoming Court Dates
Garyn's first (and hopefully last) preliminary hearing is scheduled for Friday, June 18th at 1:30 PM at 201 W. Jefferson. I believe his attorney has already put in a motion for the judge to throw the case out and plans to show his evidence to the judge.
Claire's first (and hopefully last) preliminary hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, June 22nd at 8:30 AM at 201 W. Jefferson. Apparently, her attorney is friends with Garyn's attorney and their offices are right next to each other, so hopefully they're figuring out a good game plan together.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Issa has court on March 24, at 8:15.
Grace has court on March 25, at 8:15.
All of these will be at the Central Court Building, located at 201 W. Jefferson St. in downtown Phoenix.
We'll keep you updated.
Contact us if you need info or have questions at Arpaio5SupportCommittee@riseup.net
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Grace also has a court appearance on Thursday, March 25th, at 8:30 am. More details will be posted soon.
Please come out in support of our comrades, to show that our community will not tolerate politically motivated arrests.
*Also, if anyone was a witness to any of these arrests, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name a brief description of what you witnessed.
Sunday, February 28, 2010
This is from a facebook event:
We will be showing a great film at the firehouse.
March 3rd at 7pm (sorry we didn't have the details up sooner- that was an oversight).
“We’re Still Here, We Never Left” is a new documentary by the Revolutionary Autonomous Communities out of Los Angeles. The film documents the truth about the police repression on May 1st, 2007, and also shows the growing popular movement in oppressed communities. Police brutalized activists and journalists at an immigrants rights demonstration in MacArthur Park. The film includes footage never released to the mainstream media!
There will be a donation jar for the Arpaio 5 (actually 3) so you can help out with legal fees. And a donation jar for the Revolutionary Autonomous Communities.
There will be discussion afterwards. Lets talk about how this relates to what happened at the Arpaio Protest here in Phoenix.
"After the march and police repression, the police blamed a small group of agitators, who were young, anarchists and in Cop Watch LA. They used labels like anarchist to divide the movement, and to isolate the youth from the rest of the community. At the same time they tried to wipe their hands clean of their assault. We heard stories from local residents that they saw the police practicing and preparing before the march by McArthur Park (where the attacked occurred). This attack was premeditated by the LAPD and the state because they wanted to intimidate the families that were out there marching. They wanted to beat their message into people that they should not dare to stand up to the system. The reality is that these fascists are afraid of the growing movement and the potential of a revolutionary popular movement for human rights, so they had to attack it. Again, this wasn’t a surprise to us." -Joaquin Cienfuegos
See the trailer:
Claire Elizabeth, Gayrn Klasek, Issa Emadi, Jeremiah Henry, Grace Daniels
On January 16th, 2010, thousands of people took to the streets to show support for immigrants and to oppose Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. From the onset of the march, a group of marchers were targeted by the Phoenix PD, marching under the banner of an indigenous, anti-authoritarian, and allies contingent. As the march proceeded, the police became increasingly violent, leading to a final planned attack executed against the contingent and other protesters in the vicinity, as the march neared its end. Officers on horseback rode into the crowd, injuring some; then deploying large amounts of pepper spray throughout the area. This resulted in five of our comrades being kidnapped out of the group, brutalized and arrested. Although we are happy to announce that the charges against two of the arrestees have been scratched, the remaining three are now facing felony charges for “assaulting an officer”.
The Arpaio 5 Support Committee is a group of friends and supporters of the arrestees who have come together to help raise much needed awareness and legal funds.
What occurred on the 16th demonstrates the violence that becomes inevitable when armed thugs are invited or allowed to be present at our protests or in our community. While our first priority is to ensure that our comrades do not face any further jail time, we hope that this also serves as a general call for further actions challenging any and all police presence; which we know only serves to protect an inherently racist and oppressive system.
This attack is not in isolation, but rather is part of a systematic attempt to repress any ideas which are vocalized or acted upon that encourage or manifest actualized resistance within our communities. We must be ready to support those who are targeted for continuing to fight despite these threats during the current and upcoming struggle. By forming community solidarity in response to this instance of repression, we create a framework that provides a base for further organizing against the police state, while also making the statement that we will not allow state sanctioned intimidation to silence and divide our movement.
Please explore our site and check back for current information and articles, and ways you can lend support.