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Dancing is Not a Crime... Free Andrea Kopp Now!

On Sept. 24, UCSC student Andrea Kopp was pulled out of a group of peaceful anti-war marchers and immediately arrested by S.F. Police. Kopp, who at the time of his arrest was merely dancing with friends near the rally at Jefferson Park, has been sitting in jail since Saturday afternoon. While guilty of no crime, his bail has been set at $5,000.

CALL THE S.F. DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE AND DEMAND THEY DROP THE CHARGES!
Please call both Debbie Mesloh and Bilen Mesfin from the D.A.'s office and tell them to drop the charges against Andrea Kopp and release him immediately.

Kamala Harris, District Attorney
Contact through:
Debbie Mesloh, 415-553-1596, Debbie.Mesloh (at) sfgov.org
Bilen Mesfin, 415-553-1226

Kopp’s arrest came early-on in a day when S.F. Police encircled, detained, and arrested a young group of anti-war marchers as they crossed a street. Due to the color of their clothes (black) the group had been closely followed the entire day. Hundreds of police in riot gear blocked off the street for a long period of time as they pleased themselves in the arrest of the handful of kids, many of which weren’t even old enough to drive. As they walked back to their buses, the cops high-fived each other and said, “we got ‘em.? Most members of the group were released that night with charges such as jaywalking.

While Kopp's case is completely separate from the above incident, he was arrested for a similar reason: standing out in a crowd. Tonight he sits in jail - lonely after being placed in a separate cell. He's been charged on bogus claims and his bail has been set at $5,000. He will be arraigned Monday morning at 9am - Department 17 - 850 Bryant St, San Francisco. If you can make it, we're sure he'd love more supporters. Either way, call and tell the D.A's office to free Kopp so he can go back to school.

CALL THE S.F. DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE AND DEMAND THEY DROP THE CHARGES!

Please call both Debbie Mesloh and Bilen Mesfin from the D.A.'s office and tell them to drop the charges against Andrea Kopp and release him immediately.

Kamala Harris, District Attorney
Contact through:
Debbie Mesloh, 415-553-1596, Debbie.Mesloh (at) sfgov.org
Bilen Mesfin, 415-553-1226

Thank you for all your support. Contact sugarloaf (at) riseup.net for additional information.

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Hundreds of police block off the street as the arrest a handful of anti-war marchers. Most of the marchers were later charged with jaywalking.


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Re: Dancing is Not a Crime... Free Andrea Kopp Now!

One more thing...

Please contact sugarloaf (at) riseup.net if interested in reprinting or re-using these photos in any way.
 

Re: Dancing is Not a Crime... Free Andrea Kopp Now!

It's interesting how hard you work to avoid saying what he was charged with.
 

Charges Dropped!

Thank you to everyone who called the San Francisco District Attorney's office this morning urging them to drop the bogus charges against UCSC student Andrea Kopp.

At around 9am today, the D.A. dropped all charges against Kopp! He will be back in school tomorrow.

A conversation with Kopp's legal council suggested there was a complete void of any sort of incriminating evidence.
 

Re: Dancing is Not a Crime... Free Andrea Kopp Now!

what do u expect a denfese "lawyer" to say, that the charges are real LOL.
 

Re: Dancing is Not a Crime... Free Andrea Kopp Now!

Maybe the police were shown the same training as in this military exercise where the army was given training in 'urban warfare' using U.S. citizens as models, despite the Posse comitatus act which forbids use of the army inside of american borders except in a defense role. Or maybe they just didn't want them harshing on the mellow of the love parade. When I walked around the Love parade, several kids were selling expensive brownies with green leaf decorations on the label, but I concluded that if they weren't reactive, the ravers couldn't really complain to the police.
www.infowars.com/newouwphotospg3.html
 

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