Welcome to Our Support Blog

This blog is dedicated to the latest news and updates about a series of court cases stemming from the actions of a military spy and the subsequent police profiling and repression that occurred in the Pacific Northwest from 2007-2010.(http://www.peoplevtowery.org/)

The first civil case is being brought by Paul French (known as Strife) against the Olympia Police Department for fabricated assault charges, false arrest, imprisonment, and deprivation of his civil rights at a protest against police brutality in 2010 (http://www.olywip.org/content/opd-lawsuit-exposes-political-profiling)

His trial starts Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at the US District Court in the  Federal Courthouse Building (1717 Pacific Ave Tacoma, WA 98402- http://goo.gl/maps/utpbn).

There will rideshares from Media Island (816 Adams St. Olympia, WA 98505- http://goo.gl/maps/4ZUTA) leaving at 8 am sharp!

Here’s a flyer for the trial. Feel free to print this out and spread the word.

Stay tuned…STRIFE FLYER 2-6-14

About Strife Support Committee

Paul French (known as Strife) has been an activist and a hip-hop artist in Olympia, WA for over six years. He has fought against budget cuts, for busker’s rights, engaged in direct action against illegal wars, and raised awareness about the plight of grand jury resisters. In 2009, he released an album called “Love & Rage” and on April 8th, 2010 he was framed for felony assault on an officer at a protest against police brutality. He served two months in jail for a crime he didn’t commit. When he was released from jail he was subjected to a campaign of harassment, given numerous citations by law enforcement who repeatedly singled him out by name. He was contacted by police 12 times and given five tickets in less than a month under various pretexts which sent him further into debt. Despite this repression, he released his first solo album in 2012 entitled “No Honor Among Kings” and traveled the West Coast on a “Peasant Revolt Tour.” In late April 2011, Strife discovered through public records requests that he was being spied on by multiple law enforcement agencies and referred as the “white rapper” in e-mail exchanges. Later that year, he sued the Olympia Police Department for violations of his civil rights and a campaign of profiling, harassment, false arrest and imprisonment. OPD settled out of court to the tune of $10,000 and Strife is using this windfall to cut his next album, "Metamorphosis" coming summer 2015.
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