But of course, self defense can be criminalized, as with the seven New Jersey lesbians charged with "gang assault" and attempted murder for fighting back when attacked. There's a demo this Monday in NYC demanding that the D.A. drop all remaining charges (some indictments been overturned by the appeals court).
Stop persecuting Renata, Patreese and Venice. They fought back to defend each other. Had they not fought back successfully, one or more of them might have been killed or raped. Are rape, death, or prison the only three options open to lesbians who are attacked on the street?Related "defense" is that abovegroundpool friend and merit badge winner Susan Tipograph is Renata Hill's attorney.
Protest Monday, March 2
noon - 1 p.m.
1 Hogan Place
(corner Leonard and Centre Streets) (A, C, E & 6 trains to Canal St.)
For more info, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Support this group of women on Monday; support women's safety every day!