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Flyers In Support of the US Bank Blockaders: Any Thoughts?

These flyers are being distributed among Occupy groups and supporters of the Davis Dozen.

Misdemeanor charges were filed last month against 12 people connected to the on-campus U.S. Bank protests. The protests were part of an effort to get US Bank off campus, which is eventually what happened. 

Those bank blockaders -- often referred to the "Davis Dozen" or the "Bankers Dozen" -- are scheduled to appear in court Friday at 8:30 a.m. The flyers above were circulated today, and Occupy UC Davis posted the following message on Facebook Wednesday: 

The DA's office is open...NOW! Can I ask everyone to please take just a minute when you read this to make a call on behalf of the Banker's Dozen, facing 11 years each in prison and a million in damages? Thanks to you all.

For legal purposes, please focus on the charges and refrain from discussing the actions or motives of the accused students and faculty.

Sample/suggested text for phone calls to the DA: "I'm a (student, teacher, worker, community member, etc) at UC Davis/in Davis/in Yolo County. I'm calling to oppose the use of criminal courts for political protest, and to oppose the charging of twelve people with conspiracy to commit a misdemeanor and obstructing movement in a public place for protest at UC Davis. I urge you to drop the charges immediately."

Sample/suggested text for phone calls to the office of the Chancellor: "I'm a (student, teacher, worker, community member, etc) at UC Davis/in Davis/in Yolo County. I'm calling to oppose the use of criminal courts for political protest, and to oppose the charging of twelve people with conspiracy to commit a misdemeanor and obstructing movement in a public place for protest at UC Davis. I urge you to ask the DA to drop the charges immediately."

What do you think of the flyers, and how do you expect this situation to play out? 

 and share your thoughts below. 

Just Saying April 27, 2012 at 01:33 PM
If they had spent more time in class and less protesting maybe they would have learned to spell lives.
Hugh April 27, 2012 at 01:41 PM
Bwahahaha excellent point! And led by an English professor, no less.
Bob Smith April 27, 2012 at 01:43 PM
If you are willing to do the crime you need to be willing to do the time. The professor that is part of the dozen needs to be fired. Someone that is willing to break the law at the workplace, regardless of political views, needs to be made an example of. It won't happen of course because the university does not want to have any more "bad press".
Bob Fry April 27, 2012 at 03:52 PM
Ahh, our right-wing patriots posting their Lawn-Order thoughts. They must be descendants of the Tories...
Justin Cox (Editor) April 27, 2012 at 04:38 PM
The university certainly is in a unique spot. It appears they came out way to hard at the beginning of all of this, so now they've softened to the point of essentially disappearing. Now it's in the Yolo DA's hands. Will be interesting to see how things shake out.
Justin Cox (Editor) April 27, 2012 at 04:43 PM
Haha. I vote we all share our thoughts. Plenty can be gained from that.

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