Some final chapters to the ‘Asheville 11′ saga
On December 20th of this year 3 co-defendants from the 11 plead guilty to a Class 1 misdemeanor Riot charge in exchange for time served and restitution. The remaining co-defendants are required to complete a number of hours of community service as well as pay restitution and their charges will be dropped completely. It has been 2 1/2 years since these 11 people were arrested and charged. Many events have transpired inside this case since that night in May. A more comprehensive statement on the end of this case will be forthcoming. For now, let us say once again to all of you that stood behind the accused for so many years; your support and solidarity has been invaluable.freedom to all who resist, avl11 support crew
We are coming up on the 2 year anniversary of the mayday defendants arrests. It has been a long time since we updated, since there has been nothing to update. As we come up on yet another milestone, we are still sorely lacking in facts or any thought of the future.
What we do know is that the evidence room audit has been completed. Presumably, this means that the cases put on hold by that investigation are getting ready to resume. All eleven defendants are still facing trial, it is only a matter of when the prosecution decides to begin setting trial dates. There has been no indication from the prosecuting attorney or the district attorneys office when when that will be. As far as we are aware, the trials will still happen in three groups, and consecutively. When there is new information we will post it as quickly as we are able.
It’s easy to begin to forget about those facing such repression after the length of time they as well as we have all endured. This call is going out to make sure we do not neglect our friends and comrades, especially with the 1st of May approaching. The drain of such a long legal battle can begin to wear spirits thin, they need your support and solidarity now more than ever. Money for the defense fund is always needed, as legal fees will continue to mount. Kind words and statements of solidarity are always welcome. Gestures of solidarity can articulate themselves in many forms. We appreciate it all, and want to send our warmest regards to those that have always and continue to show support and solidarity with the accused.
Defend the Asheville 11!
There hasn’t been any news to report since May. The Asheville Eleven’s case is still currently postponed and no new court or trial dates have been set. All the arrestees are still awaiting trial. As soon as there is anything to report we will post it here. Thank you all again for your support.
Defend The Asheville Eleven!
As of right now there is no new information as to when the next court date will be, but according to local Asheville news a full accounting of items stored in the Police Department evidence room could take more than three months. This audit must be concluded prior to any jury trials, for charges filed prior to April 6th, commencing.
A link to an article with more details is below.
Thank you all for your continued support.
The Defense Crew