Jefferson 1 Update
April 21, 2008
The Jefferson 1 – now known to be Brooke Oberwetter -has had the arrest expunged from her record, however, they aren’t dropping the ridiculous “interfering with an agency function” charge and have added an even more ridiculous charge of “demonstrating without a permit.” The case has also upgraded from DC Court to the federal court.
As many of you know, a permit is only required for demonstrations of more than 25 people. Although this may fit the definition of a demonstration, a permit would still not be required for the Jefferson Birthday Dance as there was less than 25 people involved (unless you count the cops and nonparticipating tourists). This charge is completely bogus.
If you haven’t yet, please consider donating to the Free The Jefferson 1! Defense Fund.
This update is via the agitator.