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Peaceful Activist Arrested January 24, 2010 in NYC

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URGENT & TIME SENSITIVE
JAIL SUPPORT NEEDED NOW

ACTIVIST ARRESTED TODAY
IN NEW YORK CITY

Late this afternoon, Sunday January 24, 2010, an activist attending a peaceful, quiet demonstration at the ASPCA was arrested for no reason at all. The demonstration was over, bags were packed and NYPD officers led by a Sergeant descended on the group which was in process of returning to the subway.

Camille Hankins, organizer of the protest was told that she was being arrested for violating a restraining order. After violating her rights to privacy and dissatisfied that they were unable to make an arrest, they turned their attention on a nearby activist, who expressed in a calm quiet tone of voice that he was disappointed in the manner in which New York City police were handling demonstrations. The activist, Isaac Peter, is a visitor to New York City and he was merely expressing his opinion. He was subsequently arrested for standing quietly on a New York City sidewalk.

When a jail support team followed the arrested activist to the precinct, they were lied to by the desk officer who told them that he would be released later that evening. The activists who were sitting quietly in the station reception area, were ordered to leave the building under the implicit threat of arrest. Now we hear that Isaac is being transported to The Tombs, New York's legendary and disgusting holding facility to be arraigned in court tomorrow morning.

Please contact the police precinct where he is being unjustly held.
Tell them:

* you are concerned about the safety and disposition of prisoner Isaac Peter
* ask that he be provided with vegan food (he has not eaten all day)
* ask them what the charges are and why he was arrested at a peaceful, legal demonstration?
* ask when he is going to be released?
* ask where he is being held right now?

Please help send a message that they cannot use the arrest of peaceful law abiding demonstrators just because they want to break up a demonstration. Call now, Call often.

Contact information:

Inspector James W Murtagh

http://www.nyc. gov/html/ nypd/downloads/ pdf/crime_ statistics/ cs019pct. pdf

East 67th Street,
New York, NY, 10065

Precinct: (212) 452-0600

Community Affairs: (212) 452-0613

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