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Lindsay Parme is in jail for defying a judge's order to appear before a New Jersey Grand Jury. She needs all the support we can muster. In this time of increased government repression against our movement, it is integral that we stand strong and united in opposition to their grand juries and other assaults on our liberties and freedom.<br><br><br><br>
***Lindsay is not receiving Vegan food while in jail. We've spoken with the facility administration this weekend and were promised that the jail would make every effort to provide her Vegan meals. We'll see about that. In the meantime, folks can remind them that Lindsay has gone without a meal since Thursday. The phone number for the Elmwood Women's Correctional Facility is: (408) 957-5400 or (408) 957-5414<br><br><br><br>
Lindsay Parme<br><br>
Housing Unit: W2F Booking #: 03030979<br><br><br><br>
**Additionally, Lindsay would appreciate mail while she spends the next two weeks in jail before being transferred to New Jersey. Bear in mind, at this point it's looking like she'll be at the address below until June 27th. Expect it to take ~4 days for your letters to reach her.<br><br><br><br>
Address mail to:<br><br>
Lindsay Parme #03030979, PFN: DSF392<br><br>
Elmwood Correctional Center for Women<br><br>
P.O. Box 360910<br><br>
Milpitas, CA 95036-0910<br><br><br><br><br><br>
Lindsay can receive:<br><br>
Up to 5 photos<br><br>
Up to 5 news articles or clippings<br><br>
Only books sent from the publisher<br><br>
No blank stationary, envelopes, stamps, etc<br><br>
No stickers, or glued items<br><br>
No envelope larger than an 8 1/2 x 11 manila<br><br><br><br><br><br>
*If you are so inclined, you can write a letter to Magistrate Lloyd and email it to <a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>. Any letters we receive before 9am on Tuesday morning will be printed out and presented to the judge hearing Lindsay's case that afternoon. Letters indicating that Lindsay is a responsible and respectful individual would be nice. It also would be good to mention the suffering of animals and the political motivations behind these grand jury investigations. Please title the emails ("Letter to Magistrate").<br><br><br><br>
You can also call Assistant U.S. Attorney Charles B. McKenna - the scoundrel heading this New Jersey witch-hunt. Let him know what you think about his Grand Jury and Huntingdon Life Sciences. (973) 645-2716 or (973) 645-2700<br><br><br><br>
***Most importantly, get out there and work even harder for the animals. Letters and Vegan meals are great, but what really sustains an activist in jail is hearing about actions on behalf of the animals. Let's not forget that the filthy bastards at HLS are behind this grand jury. So get out there, get busy, and make them pay.***<br><br><br><br>
Some Background information:<br><br><br><br>
There are currently at least SIX Grand Juries currently investigating the AR movement. Never talk with law enforcement and if you receive a visit or a subpoena, contact your local organization, No Compromise, or SHAC.<br><br><br><br>
A Grand Jury was convened some time ago in New Jersey and based on the information we^Òve obtained, it^Òs safe to say this grand jury is investigating the SHAC campaign against Huntingdon Life Sciences. Lindsay Parme, a long-time activist from California, was originally subpoenaed to appear before the grand jury back in January. She never went.<br><br><br><br>
Thursday, June 12th, Lindsay was arrested outside her home by FBI agents and taken before Magistrate Howard Lloyd at the San Jose federal courthouse to determine whether she would be transferred to New Jersey under the custody of U.S. Marshals. This Tuesday (June 17th) Lindsay will again go before Magistrate Lloyd where it is likely he'll rule that she be held at Elmwood Women's Correctional Facility (San Jose/ Milpitas) until June 27th when she'll be shipped to New Jersey. In New Jersey, she'll be dragged before the grand jury and faces 18 months in prison should she refuse to answer their questions.<br><br>
This grand jury is purely motivated by politics and Lindsay believes that she is morally right in her refusal to cooperate with a grand jury whose sole purpose is to gather intelligence about the movement and to disrupt the efforts of activists working to stop animal suffering.<br><br><br><br>
In grand jury proceedings, an individual is denied the right to counsel and is often prohibited from asserting Fifth Amendment and other constitutional rights. Grand juries operate in total secrecy and the public is barred from the grand jury room. The U.S. attorney has indicated that Lindsay is not even a target and is simply wanted as a witness. Again, she faces 18 months in prison not for breaking any law, but for essentially refusing to be a witness for the federal government. God bless Amerika.
 

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no one really knows since the procedings are secret. The grand juries are nothing more than fishing expiditions, they hope that if they cast their net wide enough they may get some information. So one doesn't have to *do* anything.
 

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that is the thing, you don't have to *do* anything to be called in front of a grand jury. they simply want information regarding the animal rights movement. They are modern day witch hunts.
 

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this is very wrong. but i think people should consult with an attorney before refusing to testify, there might be other way than going to jail.<br><br><br><br>
if there's something common people don't like - it's disrespect. and governments see disobedience as disrespectful and dangerous - so not cooperating should not be taken lightly and used only as last resort, and with extreme care not to harm egos.
 
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