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Statement from Eric Desouza on his current situation

My situation? My situation is totally fucked. What else can I say? I think I went down on some bullshit charges. I also think anybody in my shoes would have made the same decision to cop a plea. If I had a lot of money, I wouldn’t be in this mess but I’m not rich so this is the justice that I get. It hurt me a lot when my attorney working pro bono told me that the NLG will not take my case because I’m facing some serious felony counts. Uuuhg.I really thought they’d have my back.

I’m constantly learning new things but hey, they have been there most of the time and they’ve helped out a lot of people in the bay area so I can’t really knock them too hard. I still got some other cases coming up that I’m pretty confident they will handle in the future during my stay in Sac Rio Correctional center. YAY!

Don’t be charged with a felony if you want NLG representation and if you don’t know the law. LEARN IT! Sheriffs told me that running from the police is resisting arrest which I think is bullshit. I call it fleeing the scene and not trying to get trampled by a 1 ton draft horse. And the additional resisting charge struggling with officers is a felony resisting count but i didn’t even do that but fuck the facts. They say I did it so I have the DA and the Judge to deal with who are always going to stick with the police no matter what.

So a few laws got broken and a few cops got hurt. Big deal. People get hurt everyday and why should police be so special? Why are they better automatically for wearing a badge and a gun. That doesn’t make them better. I just means they’re cowards. The law is not right. It has nothing to do with morals and has everything to do with protecting interests that are way above everyone else.

Just more of a reason to want to burn this mutherfucker to the ground.

I really wish that occupy was more radical or would become more radical in the near future. People who put themselves on the line in these kinds of actions don’t have the support they deserve because more people in America are afraid to do the right thing and risk losing their job or possible go to jail.

Going to jail as fucked up as it is is just part of the movement. Millions of people are going to have to be incarcerated for similar shit before a revolution happens in this country where millions refuse to work and fight against every mechanisms of oppression around them be it NAZI’S, POLICE, MAINSTREAM MEDIA, BANKS, CORPORATIONS AND OTHER GROUPS out there that work to keep the system of profit going uninterrupted 24/7.

Not enough people going to jail for a good cause these days. Most people are locked up for just trying to escape the reality that is forced upon them by taking drugs or selling it to survive rather than plugging into something that can have the potential to overthrow everything but that is not the way minds work which is reason why oppression is allowed to happen in the first place. So I guess I’m not the only one that’s fucked.

Anyway, I can go on forever about revolution and how much I wish Oakland was Athens and how everybody is wrong and I’m right but I’m just going to end my long statement with this paragraph. I’ll be gone for MAY DAY. Raise some hell! DON’T GET CAUGHT!

Cheers with beers!  Eric

3 responses

  1. Pingback: Statement From Eric Desouza (Arrested At Sacrament Anti- Fascist Action, F 27) « Cuntrastamu!

  2. this is so incredibly sad. i have nothing but good thoughts for you, and your safety and well being.

    March 19, 2012 at 11:24 pm

  3. Mary Ann Martorana

    I was with Eric several times in court because I live up here in Sacramento. The DA hates Occupy and is very Right Wing. People get massively charged and are forced to plea out. This happens in 99% of all the cases that are prosecuted, with no regard to guilt or innocence. Of the 1% who go to trial only 17% win their case. These are the facts that Eric faced in making his decision, facing 4 felonies and a strike carrying 20 years. The DA also forced him to admit to ALL the original charges to get the plea, even though the only thing he did was run from a charging police horse as big as an elephant. (Think the Bud Clydesdales +20% bigger) This is what a police state looks like and it is fast coming to your county as well. In New York an Occupy person is being investigated for prosecution for statements they made on face book by the “thought police” and I am sure that is also coming soon.

    March 20, 2012 at 7:41 pm

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