Ariel Attack Update

From Friends of Ariel Attack:

*** LEGAL UPDATE ***

Ariel was charged with Felony 4 Criminal Mischief. What does this mean? She’s looking at 2 to 6 years in prison plus parole plus fines and restitution if convicted. That would be incredibly shitty, but Ariel has hired a lawyer and there is a good chance of staying out of prison.

Let’s not forget that while Ariel is going through some shit, this system is the reality in too many people’s lives and destroying countless families and communities. We can win some small legal battles, lose others, but the real struggle is against the courts, not in them.

*** COURT SOLIDARITY ***

Ariel has court next on Wednesday, September 9th in courtroom 12T at 9am (where the bond hearing was in the jail). This hearing will be the arraignment, where charges will be formally presented by the state and Ariel will have the chance to respond “guilty” or “not guilty”. Other things happen then too, like motions get filed and prosecutors get made fun of by the peanut gallery.

This is a super important time to show up and support Ariel, and
show the court and the media that we’ve got her back. If you can make it, please please please do. Again:

Arraignment: Wednesday 9/9: 9am: Courtroom 12t: Ariel, You, and Friends.

*** FUNDRAISING ***

We quickly raised $5,000 to bail Ariel out. Ariel sends out so much
gratitude and thanks to everyone who got her back, whether by donating or by spreading the word.

But it ain’t over yet. Legal fees are estimated at $1500 to $2500 depending on how long the case lasts. There is a good chance of getting a good deal on this. But we need money to keep our friend out of the slammer.

If you are interested in organizing fundraising, send us an email.

If you are interested in going to a fundraiser, stay tuned and we’ll let you know when they are (email friendsofariel@riseup.net to get on the list).

And of course, you can still always plain ol’ donate.

Donation: It’s the only nation anarchists believe in.

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*** GETTING INVOLVED WITH FRIENDS OF ARIEL ATTACK ***

If you are interested in doing something more than has been listed in this update, email us at friendsofariel@riseup.net to get more information about how to get involved. There is a lot of work to be done, and it’s up to us a community make sure that it does. If you have spare time or ideas, send us an email and we’ll hook it up.

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