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<h1>Seattle: 5 indicted for May Day Action</h1>
<div id="single-date" class="date">November 29, 2012</div>
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<p>From <a
 href="http://slog.thestranger.com/slog/archives/2012/11/28/charges-filed-for-the-may-day-vandalism">The
Stranger</a> - by <a
 href="http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/brendan-kiley/Author?oid=1124">Brendan
Kiley</a><br>
<small><a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://prisonbooks.info/2012/11/29/seattle-5-indicted-for-may-day-action/">http://prisonbooks.info/2012/11/29/seattle-5-indicted-for-may-day-action/</a></small><br>
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<p>King County prosecutor Dan Satterberg has filed charges against five
individuals for participating in the <a
 href="http://www.thestranger.com/slog/archives/2012/05/01/may-day-protest-coverage&view=comments">May
Day smashup.</a> Charging documents accuse five of riot, fourth-degree
assault, and malicious mischief “against the peace and dignity of the
state of Washington.”</p>
<p>The accused are: Phillip Neel, Kellen Linnell, Meaghnn Gonzales,
Matthew Erickson, and Jason Michaels. Two have priors for crimes such
as marijuana possession, obstructing a police officer, and harassment.
Three have no known priors.<span id="more-1913"></span></p>
<p>Police identified the suspects by articles of clothing and tattoos
that showed up on camera footage, officers’ reports from May Day, and
search warrants of the suspects’ homes. Officers also received some
anonymous tips and say they recognized some of the suspects from Occupy
protests. Officers also say they gleaned information from cell phones
and other electronic devices that were taken and searched.</p>
<p>These charges are not part of the <a
 href="http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/no-right-to-remain-silent/Content?oid=15031154">current
federal grand jury that is ostensibly looking into May Day</a>, and
Emily Langlie from the US Attorney’s office says she has “no idea”
whether the five might be called before the grand jury.</p>
<p>It has also come out, in documents filed in October, that <a
 href="http://www.seattlepi.com/local/article/Agent-FBI-tailed-Portland-anarchists-headed-to-3961543.php">FBI
agents followed some Portland activists</a> up to Seattle where they
participated in May Day demonstrations.</p>
<p><a
 href="http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Months-later-five-charged-in-May-Day-riot-181186951.html">Further
Coverage from KOMO</a></p>
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