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Description Hearing for dismissal of charges on January 5
Article Text <p>An evidentiary hearing to dismiss charges for the Kerry 3 has been scheduled for January 5, 2006 at 2:00 pm. It will be held at Superior Court in downtown Flagstaff (200 N. San Francisco). </p>

<p>The Kerry 3 are facing multiple charges that include trespassing, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and aggravated assault against a police officer � all of which stem from a snatch-and-grab operation conducted by the Flagstaff Police Department and Secret Service during a rally for John Kerry in Flagstaff Aug. 8, 2004.</p>

<p>The young men � Joshua Sweeney, Brent Robinson and Rudy Preston � are facing felony charges that might land them in prison for 11 &frac12; years, 5 years, and 3-5 years, respectively.</p>

<p>These are trumped up charges aimed at silencing the voices of three individuals who were exercising their first amendment rights. In the age of the Orwellian Security State, it appears that shouting �hooray for the lesser of two evils!� at a public gathering is now a crime, and being forcefully dragged though a crowd by a snatch squad is synonmous with �aggravated assault against a police officer.�</p>

<p>If you can help with the ongoing legal defense (this case has been ongoing for over 1 &frac12; years), contact Flagstaff Activist Network at (928) 213-9507 or e-mail or send a tax deductible donation made out to Flagstaff Activist Network (write �legal defense� on the memo line) and send it to POB 911, Flagstaff, AZ 86002.</p>

<p>Please come out and lend support to the Kerry 3 on January 5, 2006!</p>

<p>For more information about the Kerry 3, please <a href=>click here</a>.</p>
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