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OUTRAGE! Carol Fisher found guilty!
by world cant wait Saturday, Apr. 29, 2006 at 10:43 AM
cleveland@worldcantwait.org

The World Can't Wait! Drive Out the Bush Regime invites you to a Speak Out at Coventry Yard TODAY, Sat., April 29, at 3 pm. Is the current order moving toward fascism??? Or not?? Come and speak your mind and listen to others. Our lives and the lives of many around the world may depend on it.

Late today, after a 5-day trial, Carol Fisher was found guilty of 2 counts
of assault on police officers for posting a sign announcing World Can't
Wait's protests against Bush's State of the Union address. This is an
outrage! Her sentencing will be on June 2. We have a lot of work to do.

From the beginning, this trial was stacked against Carol, and was meant to
be a vicious message to anyone who thinks or acts outside of the box.
Judge McGinty wouldn't allow Carol and her attorneys the ability to wage a
defense. The only "relevent" testimony was that provided by the state.
No politics was allowed into the trial. Nothing about the brutal and
arrogant reputation of the Cleveland Heights police. Nothing about how
Carol was the one assaulted by the police and then humiliated at
University Hospital when she was taken there for her injuries.

The testimony of a courageous EMS worker who was afraid for Carol's safety
from the police rampage was cut to a mere 4 minutes. Only one character
witness was allowed, and then only for a couple minutes. The judge
refused to inform the jury of a serious lie by the prosecution during
closing testimony.

But even after this outrageous verdict, it still wasn't over! The judge
actually praised the "professionalism" of these cops and said they "they
have a bright future!" He then ordered that Carol submit to a
psychological exam as part of the pre-sentencing investigation! He said
that he thinks she might have a "martyr complex." The judge told Carol
that she better be prepared to apologize at her sentencing or else "bring
your toothbrush with you." This was all too much for Carol's supporters,
and many stormed out of the courtroom in response. One supporter, a
professor at Case Western Reserve University, was ejected from the hallway
after calling the prosecutor a lier. Another WCWer was escorted out of
the building by an armed sheriff.

This was a truly sickening display, and one which has big implications for
anyone who refuses to go along with the Bush program. They are trying to
send a message: shut up, submit to authority, or you will pay the price.

But Carol's message is: "This will not be easy. If we speak the truth,
they will try to silence us. If we act, they will try to stop us. But we
speak for the majority, here and around the world, and as we get this
going we are going to reach out to the people who have been so badly
fooled by Bush and we are NOT going to stop." And we are NOT going to
apologize.

Those of us who hate the direction the Bush regime is taking things, who
will not have Iran attacked in our name, who will not sit silently by as
our rights are whittled away, need to continue to organize. The World
Can't Wait! Drive Out the Bush Regime invites you to a Speak Out at
Coventry Yard TODAY, Sat., April 29, at 3 pm. Is the current order
moving toward fascism??? Or not?? Come and speak your mind and listen to
others. Our lives and the lives of many around the world may depend on
it.

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Judge McGinty previously got a "thumbs down" from the Free Times andy Saturday, Apr. 29, 2006 at 1:28 PM
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