Saturday May 19, 2012 Five antifascists were arrested in Tinley Park, a Chicago Suburb, for allegedly assaulting a number of white-supremacist organizers. Help us raise funds for their support and costly legal defense. One of the alleged "victims" was arrested on warrants for child pornography and another was arrested for possessing a firearm as a convicted felon. Bond has been set at nearly $1 Million dollars for the alleged attackers. Legal funds are needed in order to secure adequate legal representation and ensure that their families are taken care of until they are released.
The Support Fund for the Tinley Park Five neither condones nor encourages violence, nor any other illegal activity. This fund it is simply a method of gathering support for the defense of people who are innocent until proven otherwise in a court of law. The family and friends of the Tinley Park Five have collectively decided not to speak with the press at this time due to threats and retaliation from the white supremacist community.