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October 6, 2011

2011.10.06: Emergency NLG-NYC Mass Defense Committee Meeting

Filed under: Civil Liberties,Islamophobia,OWS,Police Abuse,Racism — nyclaw01 @ 12:06 pm

From: Letwin, Michael
Sent: Thursday, October 06, 2011 12:06 PM
To: ALAA MEMBERS; 1199 Members
Subject: EMERGENCY NLG-NYC MASS DEFENSE COMMITTEE MEETING

Can anyone attend this meeting?

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Bruce Bentley <bkbentley@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, Oct 5, 2011 at 11:56 AM
Subject: Emergency MDC Meeting: Sunday, Oct 9
To: nycmassdefense@lists.riseup.­net, NLGNYC Executive Committee <nycec@nlgweb.org>
Cc: NLG NYC Chapter <nlgnyc@igc.org>

In response to incredible and fast-moving events, from Occupy Wall Street encampment, to 700+ arrests on the Brooklyn Bridge, to AP disclosures of NYPD “Demographics Unit” massive surveillance of the Muslim community, we urge you to attend:

EMERGENCY NLG-NYC MASS DEFENSE COMMITTEE MEETING

Sunday, October 9, 2011, 6:30 pm

Urban Justice Center
123 William Street 16th Floor
New York, NY, 10038

If you can come, please RSVP in separate email to nlgnyc@igc.org with subject line:  “RSVP MDC Meeting Oct. 9”

Proposed (and growing) agenda points include:

1. Improving our support for the Occupy Wall Street actions

2. Providing legal support to the Muslim/Arab communities in NYC to respond to the massive surveillance by NYPD “Demographics     Unit”, exposed in recent articles by the Associated Press.

3. More LO trainings

4. Organizing staff support at the NLG-NYC office to respond to the overwhelming calls for LO’s, offers by lawyers, from arrestees

5. Recruiting and organizing volunteer lawyers for the over 800 recent arrests

6. Training to be direct legal support to protest organizers and expanding our Know Your Rights materials

7. Other?

LO’s needed today, Oct. 5, 3pm for three marches to Wall Street originating at Foley Square, City Hall Park, and Washington Square Park.  Contact NLG-NYC office nlgnyc@igc.com if you have not done so already.

Bruce

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