I-Witness Video has been served with two subpoenas by lawyers from the City of New York in connection with the 2004 Republican National Convention. The City has demanded every piece of paper, electronic file, and videotape related to the protests - even our copies of the tapes shot by their own NYPD!
We're fighting this gross abuse of subpoena power. Yesterday our lawyers at Schulte Roth & Zabel moved to quash both subpoenas.
See the website for our statement.http://iwitnessvideo.info/blog/index.html
This is a link to today's New York Times article about the subpoenas.http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/20/nyregion/20convention.html
We need your support to continue this important work. Let us know if you are interested in helping to document the presidential conventions in Denver and Minneapolis this summer. And if you can make a financial contribution at iwitnessvideo.info/contribute/index.html, it would be enormously useful at this time, to help us fight these subpoenas, and to continue our work opposing police misconduct.
Labels: Cops, RNC, Support Independent Media, Video Activism, War on Journalism