Our comrade Anthony Lascano has once again been kidnapped by the state. He was remanded back into custody July 2nd at a Los Angeles County courthouse and is now being held at $75,000 bail.
Anthony has been arrested five times since becoming involved in movement building with Occupy Los Angeles last October. Since December, he has been viciously targeted by the LAPD and the City Attorney's office, he has been repeatedly singled out, brutalized, and arrested by police officers. He has a pending case that includes more than 10 charges brought against him by a City Attorney who is targeting occupiers with nuance and trumped up misdemeanor charges.
(For a detailed list of Anthony's arrests, please visit OccupyLA's tumblr)
He is targeted because he is brave and defiant, speaking truth to ignorance in the face of brutal police power. He is targeted because he is both an inspiration and an agitator. He has seen the power of the people and given his life over to this cause. The police think they can target those who are consistently active to demoralize us. WE MUST SHOW THEM THAT THEY HAVE NO POWER OVER OUR EMOTIONS AND ACTIONS.
We are working very hard to seek legal help, but if we truly wish a legal defense that will value and understand that these city attorney actions are meant to politically repress and silence The People, we will need more resources to help our brother out and build a cohesive political strategy to counter their legal manipulation.
Please help Anthony by donating to his fund. Without people like Anthony, there would not be a nonviolent, front line resistance in LA. He has been repeatedly targeted for his refusal to stand down in the face of our oppressors and he needs our assistance in monetary form. Anything will help.
Love and solidarity, in the face of ALL oppression