[Hpn] Update on arrests from r2k legal

Coalition on Homelessness, SF coh@sfo.com
Tue, 01 Aug 2000 23:15:52 -0700


http://www.phillyimc.org/article.pl?sid=00/08/02/0455253&mode=thread
Wednesday August 02, @12:57AM

Update on arrests from r2k legal
By gr


2K legal reports that about 450 were arrested today. 25 of them have
been taken to Holmesburg prison. The rest to the "roundhouse" at 8th and
Race, part of several police dept. buildings, including their HQ.

The police dept's original plan was that summary charges would be taken
to holmesburg, while misdemeanor and felony charges to the roundhouse.
It does not appear as if any of them will be released by the morning.

r2k Legal also reports jail solidarity at about 70-80%. Some have
speculated that the 70 people arrested at the 41'st and Haverford puppet
space may have had ID on them, thus precluding them from practicing jail
solidarity.

A hunger strike at the roundhouse is ongoing. Those on hunger strike are
demanding equal treatment, all charges dropped and immediate release.

Police brutality is apparently taking place, a man has been badly beaten
by guards, requiring stitches. A woman has had her face slammed into a
door. Women in cell block #11 are chanting for a medic. Three
individuals have been separated and isolated.



The Independent Media Center of Philadelphia assumes no responsibility
for any material posted on this site except where specifically noted.
All responsibility for verifying the truth and reproducibility of a
submission rests with the author who posts it. By posting material to
this site, an author agrees that it may be redistributed for
noncommercial purposes. Any such redistribution must credit both the
Independent Media Center of Philadelphia and the author who posted the
article, and clearly indicate any modifications.


-- 
Coalition on Homelessness, San Francisco
468 Turk St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
vox: (415) 346.3740
Fax: (415) 775.5639
coh@sfo.com
http://www.sfo.com/~coh