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Tue Aug 28, 2012, 01:37 PM

For those disturbed by the nature of the police presence @ the RNC protests

and how protestors are treated at these affairs. Where were you when these appeals from the NLG were posted?
It's usually better to try to help beforehand, than complain later~~~


Help the NLG Protect Protest!

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021138186

Help the National Lawyers Guild protect protest.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=1188595

How Pitiful! The National Lawyers Guild has raised only $957

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021194207


http://www.nlg.org/news/announcements/help-the-nlg-protect-protest-at-the-rnc-and-dnc-2/

08/15/2012

Help the NLG Protect Protest at the RNC and DNC

Have you ever written the number for a National Lawyers Guild hotline on your arm before setting out to a protest march? Have you ever stood in a crowd squaring off with police and been comforted by the sight of bright green NLG Legal Observer® hats? Has an NLG member ever helped you through a legal problem stemming from a demonstration?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, or if you simply care about keeping the First Amendment strong and the streets safe for protesters, now is the time to consider giving to the NLG through our Indiegogo campaign at http://indiegogo.com/nlg

The Republican and Democratic national conventions are rapidly approaching. In addition to the delegates coming to shake hands and eat catered food, thousands of demonstrators will converge to protest politics as usual, and the NLG is mobilizing dozens of volunteers to provide protest legal support. That means keeping Legal Observer eyes on police for as long as protesters are in the streets. That means staffing a support office and a 24-hour legal hotline to ensure that each arrested protester has an ally in the courtroom. And, despite the fact that the NLG is not-for-profit, that means coming up with money.

The things we need are simple: office space and office supplies, gas money, housing, and hats for our Legal Observers®. But every piece is vital to this effort, and the costs add up. To make this happen we need $20,000. We know it sounds like a lot, but it is only 1/5,000 of the budget for policing the two conventions. Put another way, law enforcement may have the latest in tear gas and surveillance technology, but with some of the best legal minds in the country volunteering their services, a few computers and hats will go along way.

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HooptieWagon Aug 2012 #1
G_j Aug 2012 #2

Response to G_j (Original post)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 01:45 PM

1. There was only one arrest yesterday.

 

While police/SS/NG presence has been large in numbers, reports on scene are that they haven't been resorting to violence.

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Response to HooptieWagon (Reply #1)

Tue Aug 28, 2012, 01:48 PM

2. and the presence of the Green Hats (NLG) is

alway a plus when trying to avoid violence.

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