Wednesday, November 30, 2011

[UPDATE] CALL TO ACTION: Why has bail for those arrested in L.A. been set at $5,000?

Please write to the following Councilmembers and ask them why bail has been set so high? You can feel free to copy and paste my message below. Also, here's their website, if you also wish to call.

If you could cc me on your emails, that would be great! Keep up the fight! We're just getting warmed up!

Here's what my note looks like:


to: councilmember.reyes@lacity.org,
 councilmember.Krekorian@lacity.org,
 councilmember.zine@lacity.org,
 councilmember.Labonge@lacity.org,
 paul.koretz@lacity.org,
 councilmember.cardenas@lacity.org,
 councilmember.alarcon@lacity.org,
 councilmember.parks@lacity.org,
 Jan.Perry@lacity.org,
 councilmember.wesson@lacity.org,
 councilman.rosendahl@lacity.org,
 councilmember.englander@lacity.org,
 councilmember.garcetti@lacity.org,
 councilmember.huizar@lacity.org


Dear LA Councilmembers:

It has been brought to my attention that bail for the occupiers has been set at a whopping $5000. I was informed that a non-violent monitor's bail is also in that amount. Can you explain to me why the bail is so high, and why a monitor was arrested?

Sincerely,
Ms. Cryn Johannsen

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Thanks to @OccupyColleges for bringing this situation to my attention. Follow them on Twitter!

*UPDATE* I sent several tweets to actress and comedian Roseanne Barr. She responded promptly and was very disturbed by the news. Because of her suggestion (thanks, Ms. Barr!) to create a petition via Twitter, I went ahead and created one. Please sign the petition and send it along to friends, family, etc.

5 comments:

F4F said...

So, I went ahead and sent my email. You can see a screen shot of it here: https://plus.google.com/107915461125421265600/posts


I did of course modify my version slightly to better construe my outrage.

Taryn Hart said...

Good idea Cryn - takes 1 minute and this is complete BS

Cryn Johannsen said...

That's right. It's easy as pie!

Anonymous said...

If you think that the bail is too high, what would you prefer it to be at?

Cryn Johannsen said...

Please see: Occupy L.A. Arrestees Kept in Jail Unfairly, National Lawyers Guild Says

http://blogs.laweekly.com/informer/2011/11/occupy_la_bail_lapd_city_attor.php