March 27th: Carlos Montes Back In Court On Tuesday!
Stop the Frame-up of Carlos Montes!
Court Hearing to Uncover FBI Lies
Tuesday, March 27, Call In Day
President Obama at 202-456-1111
Attorney General Eric Holder at 202-514-2001
Demand:“Drop the charges against Carlos Montes. There is no evidence!”
Contact us and let us know how your calls went: [email protected]t
The FBI wants to frame up Carlos Montes. At his next court hearing on Tuesday, March 27 in Los Angeles, Carlos Montes’ lawyer will obtain results from discovery motions on how FBI special agent Matt Weber worked with L.A. Sheriff Detective Don Lord and the Joint Terrorism Task Force in this frame-up attempt.
If you are in the Los Angeles area... Join us at the court!
Tuesday, March 27, 8:00 AM
Criminal Courts Bldg.
211 West Temple St, Los Angeles
Dept. 123 on the 13th floor
For more info go to stopfbila.net
Chicano leader and long-time anti-war activist Carlos Montes is the target of a FBI frame up. The FBI and Los Angeles Sheriffs broke down Carlos’ door, ransacked his home, and took his notes and papers, May 17, 2011. Carlos Montes refused to answer the FBI agent’s questions. Carlos knew the raid was part of the FBI repression of 23 anti-war activists who organized the mass protests outside the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota. Along with many others, Carlos Montes name appeared on the FBI search warrant for the Anti-War Committee office in Minneapolis on September 24, 2010.
Now Carlos Montes is facing six felony charges, because the FBI claims he is a felon in violation of firearm codes. The FBI claim stems from a 1969 student strike for Black, Chicano, and Women’s studies at East L.A. College, where police beat and arrested demonstrators. Carlos was arrested on his way home, accused of assaulting a sheriff’s deputy (with an empty soda can). This charge was sentenced as a misdemeanor according to a recent court document. The prosecution is basing their case on this 42-year-old misdemeanor, disguising it as a bogus felony. Without a past felony, all of the charges Montes is now facing relating to his legally purchased firearms would be dismissed. Both sides agree that no prison time whatsoever was served in the 1969 incident. The legal process is being driven by something other than the facts of the case. It is political repression.
Support Grows! Solidarity Will Bring Victory!
Support for Montes and the other activists under attack by the FBI and U.S. Federal grand jury is growing. Recently the State Association of Mexican American Educators sent an AMAE solidarity letter. Last month Montes received a letter of support from the 350,000-member California Teachers Association and the 40,000 members at LAUSD United Teachers of Los Angeles and the UAW Local 2865 at UCLA. The San Francisco Labor Council approved a resolution in support of Montes and many others targeted by ICE and FBI repression.
Facing up to 18 years of prison time, Carlos Montes is preparing to go on trial. Here is what you can do:
- Organize a solidarity protest and demand, “Drop the Charges! No FBI Frame-Up of Carlos Montes!” on Tuesday, March 27, 2012. Send your announcement to [email protected] for posting.
- Pass a resolution in solidarity with Carlos Montes or write a letter.
- Sign the petition at http://www.stopfbi.net/petition/national
- Sign the Pledge at http://www.stopfbi.net/get-involved/pledge-of-resistance
- Donate to the Legal Defense http://www.stopfbi.net/donate