From AnarchistNews.org:On September 2nd, Richmond Anarchist Jeremy Hawthorne was arrested at the end of a night of Copwatching by the VCU and Richmond Police. He has since been charged with Felony Destruction of State Property worth more than 1,000 for allegedly cutting the tires on VCU cop cars and other vehicles. Here is an update on his case. More information about that night and arrest can be found online at http://www.wingnutrva.org
To update on Jeremy’s predicament with the VCU Police:
After the arraignment on the morning of Tuesday, September 6th (to which several people from the city showed up in solidarity), Jeremy was released on a $5000 noncommittal bond, and a court case was set for September 27th, at 11 AM. We encourage anyone and everyone who takes umbrage with not only VCU Police, but all police everywhere, to show up to this and any subsequent court cases Jeremy might have to endure. These charges are publicly about a few car tires, but privately there is a deeper trend of police oppression at work. We believe that this trend must be brought to light, and must be talked about openly among all communities in this city, not just those with an anarchist message.
Jeremy is currently exploring other avenues of legal help, and has a couple good leads, but unfortunately a good lawyer for a serious charge is almost never cheap. Jeremy has requested any form of support that interested or sympathetic parties might be willing to donate, be it spreading the word about the case in your home town, sending a kind word or relavent literature to the Wingnut, and of course monetary donations towards legal fees would be greatly appreciated as well (we have a convenient Paypal button on the website… if you tell us exactly where you want your donation to be used, we will make sure it is allocated accordingly.)