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When truth gets Burned
by INDYCAT Thursday, May. 03, 2012 at 7:19 AM

When truth gets Burned

Stand off in Santa Cruze ends with arrests


March 20, 2011 — Santa Cruz County District Attorney Bob Lee has charged eleven people with multiple felonies and misdemeanors after the occupation of a vacant bank building on November 30th, 2011. Included in this group are four regular contributors to the independent news website An Indybay release called this an inconvienient turn of events against independent media in Santa Cruz. District Attorney Lee apparently believes it is his duty to uphold the Law. And the events such as the occupation of the vacant bank at 75 River Street should be reported to the police, then protesters risk the DA bringing charges against them. At least two of our Occupy group gave inside information
that caused the arrest of many of our Brother Protesters., and this is just the start. I feel there is more to come as others come forward to get their hands on blood money offered by police.
We need new recrutes to stem the tide, We need those who aren't afraid to go to jail for our cause.

Roundup of Felons brought in by 1-800 tip from Indybay

Martin Wells
Jame Rivera
Ken Roberts
Pete Ellis
Roy Giller
Maxwell Whitmore
Ivone Forrester
Bert Hughes
Meg Keltman
Cindy Foremen
John Stephens

UPDATES:— Santa Cruz Ca. Crime Stoppers issued Statement

April 24, 2012 — Santa Cruz Ca. Crime Stoppers issued Statement about the Eleven Charged in Occupation of Vacant Bank... and said that a total of $24,500 was paid to informants who supplied information on the local ring leaders.


April 27, 2012 — Santa Cruz Ca. Crime Stoppers issued Statement that eight more protesters have been arrested and charged with multiple felonies, and there is an investigation into several assault cases in progress.
Crime Stoppers has paid out $18,300 in cash rewards


May 2 2012 — Santa Cruz Ca. Crime Stoppers issued Statement that three more criminals have been apprehended
in the Santa Cruze Occupy Round-Up. A sad day for Santa Cruze protesters, we need your support.

reported by Mickey Dehn
Indybay reporter

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