Keith Deville

  • Direct Actions Disrupt DC to Demand Climate Action

    September 23, 2019
    Washington, DC – Decentralized climate protest actions plan to “block key infrastructure to stop business-as-usual” in the US capitol today to demand politicians take action to address climate change. Groups that announced plans to carry out disruptions and protests across DC include Black Lives Matter…...
  • Second Trump Inauguration Protest Trial Ends In Acquittals/Mistrials

    June 7, 2018
    Washington, DC – The US government has again failed to secure convictions in its mass felony prosecution of anti-Trump protesters arrested during the presidential inauguration on January 20 (J20), 2017. After the first trial ended in full acquittals late last year, the second trial has…...
  • DC Police Face Class Action Lawsuit Over Trump Inauguration Mass Arrest

    January 24, 2018
    Washington, DC – Last Friday, January 19, a new class action lawsuit was filed against the Washington Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) over the mass arrest of over 200 people at a protest during Trump’s presidential inauguration on January 20, 2017. The first three plaintiffs in…...
  • US Attorney Drops 129 Trump Inauguration Protest Cases, 59 Still Face Decades In Prison

    January 18, 2018
    Washington, DC – A legal filing submitted today by the US Attorney’s Office (USAO) indicate that the federal government has drastically reduced the scope of the prosecution of people mass arrested during Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration on January 20 , 2017 (J20). The government will…...
  • 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…...
  • Criminalizing Dissent: After Proving “Mere Presence” J20 Prosecution Rests Case

    December 13, 2017
    Washington, DC – Since November 20, trial has been underway for the first group of defendants charged with multiple felonies after being caught up in a politically targeted mass arrest of an anarchist protest march during Donald Trump’s inauguration on January 20 (J20). The arrests…...
  • 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…...
  • 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…...