The United Nations envoy for freedom of expression is drafting an official communication to the U.S. government demanding to know why federal officials are not protecting the rights of Occupy demonstrators whose protests are being disbanded -- sometimes violently -- by local authorities.
Lawyers say authorities are citing obscure codes as pretexts for crackdowns, violating the first amendment in the process
Mara Verheyden-Hilliard, Attorney, Partnership for Civil Justice discusses the legal work that has been undertaken to protect Occupy encampments across the nation.
The Partnership for Civil Justice Fund and the National Lawyers Guild Mass Defense Committee filed Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests today with federal law enforcement agencies requesting records of involvement in the Occupy crackdown.
A civil rights group sent a letter to Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance asking him to drop charges against 700 Occupy Wall Street protesters who were arrested during a march over the Brooklyn Bridge on Oct. 1.