Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Endless Contempt

"I refused to testify at that time based on the assertion of my First, Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendment rights, as I will be doing again for the duration of this grand jury." -Jerry Koch

"After being held two hundred and forty-one days in Manhattan’s Metropolitan Correction Center without being charged with a crime, Judge John Keenan decided to answer a motion filed by [Jerry Koch's] lawyers last month and release Koch on the grounds that the state would not be able to coerce him into cooperating with a federal grand jury… The judge issued a 20-page decision granting his release pursuant to a Grumbles Motion, so-called after the grand jury resister who first successfully employed the argument that since they would never agree to testify, their incarceration had become punitive, in violation of their rights." -Shawn Carrié, The New School Free Press

Photograph via Jerry Resists

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