By Watsonville Brown Berets
Dear Supporter of Bradley Allen,
We are asking you to write one email and make one phone call… two actions that will not take more than 5 minutes of your time. Bradley has his next court date on Thursday, March 29th.
For more information on Bradley’s case, listen to a three minute news piece by KPFA Radio:
Call Santa Cruz District Attorney Bob Lee on Tuesday, March 27 or Wednesday, March 28 from 9AM – 4PM and leave this brief message.
His number is: (831) 454-2400
“Hello my name is _________ and I am a resident of _________County. Please drop all charges against Bradley Allen on March 29 at his next hearing. Thank you.”
ALSO, Cut, paste & send the following email to District Attorney Bob Lee from 9AM- 4PM on Tuesday, March 27 or Wednesday, March 28.
We are keeping track of the number of emails and phone calls.
Please CC or send a copy to: firstname.lastname@example.org
District Attorney e-mail: email@example.com
Dear DA Bob Lee,
I am writing this in support of Bradley Allen.
I believe this is a case where a journalist is being interfered with for covering an “Occupy” protest—as they have in other U.S. cities. Yet, in other cities, charges have been dismissed or the defendant journalists have been acquitted.
Why is Santa Cruz pursuing these charges, at massive taxpayer expense?
I urge you, Bob Lee, District Attorney of Santa Cruz County, to IMMEDIATELY DROP ALL CHARGES AGAINST BRADLEY ALLEN. It is unfair to promote one journalistic viewpoint over another by deterring independent journalists from closely reporting news and events as they happen.
I also do not see the merit in spending hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars and wasting the time, energy and resources to prosecute Bradley Allen. In addition to being a Journalist, Bradley is a professional Website Designer and dedicated Substitute Teacher.
The serious nature of these charges is totally unwarranted and damages his ability to continue making a living. He is facing a jail sentence of many months. The charges are undeserved and must be dismissed immediately.
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