Originally slated for August and then cancelled at the last minute, the
RNC 8’s scheduling and motion hearing has been rescheduled for
Thursday, October 8 at 9am in room 1040 of the Ramsey County Courthouse
in St. Paul. Once again – barring further delays – all of the RNC 8
and their attorneys will be in attendance. Please join them!
We’re sticking to our original plan:
The RNC 8 Defense Committee will sponsor a rally outside the courthouse
at 15 West Kellogg Boulevard from 8:15-9am on October 8, before we head
upstairs to pack the courtroom. To carpool from Minneapolis, meet at
Walker Church (3100 16th Ave S.) at 7:30 sharp. Otherwise, the
courthouse is near several bus routes from Minneapolis, including the
16, 21, 50 and 94. For updates, sign up for our twitter feed by
texting “follow defendthernc8? to 40404.
If you have an RNC 8 shirt, please wear it to the rally and the courthouse!
At the hearing itself, the 8’s motion to be tried together rather than
separately will likely be addressed. Other motions may be raised as
well, and future dates will be set. Judge Warner may or may not rule
on the motions immediately.
It’s been over a year since the RNC, and our community has proven that
court solidarity works. Show yours! Help remind Judge Warner, Ramsey
County Attorney and DFL Governor candidate Susan Gaertner, and the
Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office that the RNC 8 are not criminals and
that prosecuting activists is a disgrace! Join us on the morning of
Thursday, October 8.Remember that nothing that could be construed as a
weapon – such as scissors or tools – are allowed in the courthouse and
that all bags may be searched, so check them before you leave. It’s
now been seven months since the last hearing – bring your friends and
let’s show how much support for the RNC 8 has grown.
For more info, visit http://www.facebook.com/l/