[Ppnews] NY - Anarchist Gerald Koch imprisoned for refusal to cooperate with Grand Jury
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Wed May 22 10:57:51 EDT 2013
New York: Anarchist Gerald Koch imprisoned for refusal to cooperate
with Grand Jury
May 22, 2013
/From Jerry Resists <http://jerryresists.net/category/updates/>:
Jerry was taken into custody of US marshals today at 4:18 PM. Throughout
his hearing, he did not answer any questions; he remained silent the
About sixty people showed in support of Jerry. The court room was
packed, and he knew as he was taken by the marshals that we support and
love him. The crowd yelled out their support for him as he was escorted
out of the room.
Jerry asked that we release this statement to his supporters after his
By the time you read this, I will be in the custody of the United
States government for continuing my refusal to cooperate with a
federal grand jury. This is the right thing to do.
I continue to believe that the government is using this federal
grand jury in an abusive manner to force me to divulge information
about my political associations and social networks.
If we mean what we say when we talk about radical politics, then we
do not participate in witch hunts, inquisitions, or the assembly of
black lists. As an individual, I will not lend legitimacy to
government brutality and intimidation; I will not be used. As an
anarchist, I will summon the courage to be stronger than the forces
of the State's all-too-real repression; I will not break.
Your show of truly powerful support has done nothing but strengthen
my resolve in refusing to cooperate. We must not let ourselves be
isolated by the government's heavy-handed tactics. We must not give
the state that last inch it tries to break in every one of us.
With Love, with Dignity, in Solidarity
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