From Denver ABC
As Amelia’s next court date approaches, support efforts have started to solidify locally. We’ve been able to have fairly consistent telephone contact with Amelia over the last week. As it stands, Amelia has been moved to solitary confinement within the jail, caged in her cell for 23 hours each day, with one hour for phone calls, recreation, and any sort of co-mingling with other human beings. Amelia has been receiving tons of mail from across the country, and is very appreciative of everyone who has written her. She has promised that as soon as her stamp and envelope package arrives (it was mailed by DABC over 9 days ago), she will write to every single person she has received a letter from.
Denver ABC will be hosting a press conference and rally outside of Denver DA Mitch Morrissey’s office on Wednesday June 8th at 2pm. If you are in the Denver area, your presence would be greatly helpful and appreciated. The address for the DA’s office is 201 W. Colfax, the Webb Building downtown.
Amelia has court again on Thursday June 9th at 8:30 am in courtroom 2100 at the Van Cise Simonet Detention Center at Colfax and Elati downtown. We’re asking supporters to pack the courtroom and make a visible presence outside with banners, signs, etc.
This next hearing will be a hearing on bond (though Amelia has demanded to not be bonded out) and also should be a hearing where the prosecution will present their initial evidence and case to the judge. This could be a hearing where charges would be added or dropped, or where the judge could dismiss the case if the prosecution does not offer enough evidence. We’ll keep our fingers crossed, although we know that the courtroom is the weakest venue for justice that we have.
For folks who want to show support but cannot attend the press conference or the court hearing, postcards and letters demanding her immediate release and the dropping of all charges can be sent to:
Denver DA Mitch Morrissey
201 W Colfax Ave # 801
Denver, CO 80202-5328
Please keep your tone relatively polite and “professional”. Remember that every letter could impact the treatment of Amelia and her case.
If folks write a letter to the DA and want to let us know about it, that would be super helpful. Please email a copy to Denver ABC at firstname.lastname@example.org as other supporters and friends have already done.
Amelia also would love more mail! She celebrated her 21st birthday in jail on May 31st. Belated cards, letters, and other well wishes would be greatly appreciated. However, please read these mail guidelines before sending anything: http://www.denvergov.org/Portals/327/documents/ALLOWABLE%20MAIL%20ITEMS.pdf
Mail may be sent to:
Denver County Jail
PO Box 1108
Denver, CO 80201
We’ve received several hundred dollars from supporters in Denver and across the country. This money is being spent to pay for phone calls, stamps, and stationary for Amelia to communicate with DABC and other supporters. That money is greatly appreciated, and more will be needed in the coming weeks. We have also started to solicit donations to hire her a different attorney. So, please, keep that monetary support flowing.
Checks and donations can be sent to:
2727 W. 27th Ave Unit D
Denver, CO 80211.
Checks and money orders should be made out to P&L Printing.
Our comrades over at P&L Printing have also released a new pamphlet, “Denver Fights Back” chronicling the local struggle against police terror. Proceeds from the sale of the pamphlet will go to benefit Amelia. Orders can be placed at: http://plpress.bigcartel.com/
Next week, following Amelia’s hearing, Denver ABC will unveil the next phase of our support campaign. Please check our blog at denverabc.wordpress.com for updates. The blog also provides information on how to sign up for our email announcement list, our twitter feed, and other ways to follow the work of Denver Anarchist Black Cross.
Until then, keep Amelia in your thoughts, and keep up the struggle against predatory social, economic, and political systems!
In love and solidarity,
Your friends at Denver ABC