J20

  • Interview: 188 Still Face Decades In Prison For Trump Inauguration Protest

    January 12, 2018
    Washington, DC – Despite the clear rejection of their first case by a jury last month, the US Attorney’s Office is continuing to seek multiple felony convictions for nearly every person swept up in a mass arrest at the ‘antifascist and anticapitalist march’ during Trump’s…...
  • ACLU Trump Inauguration Protest Lawsuit Names More Cops, Adds New Plaintiffs

    January 4, 2018
    Washington, DC – The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)’s District of Columbia branch announced on Tuesday, January 2 that they had “filed an amended complaint against the District of Columbia and its police department for constitutional violations on Inauguration Day.” The modified lawsuit now names…...
  • Jury Finds Six #J20 Defendants “Not Guilty” on All Charges

    December 21, 2017
    Washington, DC – A jury in D.C. has found six J20 defendants not guilty on all charges, a major defeat for federal prosecutors in the first full trial. 188 individuals still face trial for participating in the inauguration-day protests against Trump in Washington, D.C. So…...
  • Criminalizing Dissent: J20 Trial Drags On As Jury Deliberations Delayed

    December 20, 2017
    Washington, DC – A month after trial first began on November 20, the jury is still out in the case of the first six defendants among those mass arrested by DC Metro Police (MPD) at the anti-capitalist anti-fascist march during Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration on…...
  • Criminalizing Dissent: Trump Inauguration Protest Trial Enters Fourth Week

    December 9, 2017
    Washington, DC – Several weeks into the first trial of the individuals who were mass arrested during President Trump’s inauguration in DC on January 20 (J20), the prosecution is almost ready to rest its case. The arrests occurred at 12th & L streets when police…...
  • Police Commander Behind J20 Arrests Joked About Holocaust, LGBTs

    December 3, 2017
    Washington, DC – On Thursday, November 30 the jury in Judge Lynn Leibovitz’s courtroom primarily heard from DC Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) Commander Keith Deville, who was the ‘incident commander’ responsible for ordering, overseeing and coordinating MPD operations regarding inauguration protests on January 20 (J20).…...
  • Criminalizing Dissent: Contested Evidence Introduced in J20 Trial Testimony

    November 29, 2017
    Washington, DC – The first trial of people mass-arrested during protests against Donald Trump’s Presidential Inauguration on January 20, 2017 is well underway. Jurors are continuing to hear testimony from prosecution witnesses called by Assistant US Attorneys Jennifer Kerkhoff and Rizwan Qureshi. The current trial…...
  • Criminalizing Dissent: Trials Begin for Trump Inauguration J20 Protests

    November 29, 2017
    Washington, DC – In the courtroom of Judge Lynn Leibovitz, DC Superior Court, proceedings are underway for the first trial group of those mass-arrested during Trump’s inauguration protests. The individuals who were rounded up indiscriminately by police using a crowd-control tactic known as “kettling”, are…...
  • J20 Indictment Challenged in Motions Hearing; One Count Dismissed

    July 28, 2017
    Washington, DC – A long-awaited motions hearing took place on Thursday, July 28 in the case of the 197 people facing 75-80 years in prison after being mass arrested in the vicinity of the anti-capitalist, anti-fascist ‘black bloc’ protest march during Donald Trump’s inauguration as…...
  • J20 Defendant Dane Powell Sentenced to Four Months in Federal Prison

    July 7, 2017
    Washington, DC – After pleading guilty to several felonies in April, Dane Powell was sentenced to four months in federal prison by Judge Lynn Leibovitz in DC Superior Court today. He will do four months of a thirty-six month sentence with two years of supervised…...