Thursday, December 09, 2004

The Latest On Dennis Kyne

I have written about Dennis Kyne several times before. He is a Gulf War I vet who suffers from exposure to depleted uranium and now devotes his time to traveling the country educating people about how the US military uses nuclear weapons in the field. Dennis is a good speaker as well as an author and musician. He was arrested protesting the Republican convention in NYC and has requested any and all assistance in publicizing his plight. At the end there are some very specific suggestions for how to help, even if you can't afford to donate anything.
Dear Friends and Patriots,

As many of you know, on September 2, during the Republican National Convention in NYC, Dennis Kyne, Gulf War Veteran, was arrested and charged with eight different counts, including inciting a riot. At his first hearing on October 25th the motions for dismissal of the charges against him were denied by the Judge.

Gideon Oliver, attorney working with the National Lawyer Guild who was an observer during the RNC counter-protests, is now representing Dennis. He is also working on the class action suit representing all individuals falsely arrested and held in horrendous conditions beyond the 24 hours allowed by law.

Dennis reappeared before the judge for the evidentiary hearing, on November 17th, where the DA dropped the inciting a riot charge,a trial date was set for December 13th, 2004 at 9:30 AM in Part C at the Manhattan Criminal Courthouse, 100 Centre Street, Manhattan, NY.

There are three critical things we can do to help Dennis. This judge and the DA/Prosecuting Attorney, need to know that WE, THE PEOPLE, ARE WATCHING these proceedings. The current American judiciary will only act responsibly if they know we are holding them accountable. Just two months ago the People supported John Buchanan, who was being charged with 12 unfounded felony counts and, due to the overwhelming response of the people, the Judge THREW OUT THE CASE!! Don't underestimate the power we hold as the ultimate employers of our court system representatives!

1) It is important that we have a strong physical presence at that trial--if anyone can make it, or talk someone else into making it, thank you.

2) Since the case was not dropped during this preliminary evidentiary hearing we will follow-up with calls to NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg 212-NEW-YORK (212.639.9675) FAX (212) 788-2460; E-MAIL:; the judge and prosecutor to encourage them to drop the charges and let them know that we are aware of Dennis' situation and we are watching! Please watch for update emails as soon as we have further information.

3) For more details on this case, listen to archive of Dennis and his attorney on the Power Hour with Joyce Riley, which aired (Tuesday, November 16th) The discussion includes info on what is happening with the case now and what was happening in New York during the Republican National Convention that 50,000 people attended and a million protested.

4) DONATE!! As he has done for many years, Dennis is still traveling the country broadcasting the need for transparency and truth on Veterans' issues and the state of America, and will be speaking at the School Of America protest this year as well. As most of you know, all speakers for that event pay their own way. Dennis has always paid his own way, with help from all of you. The private legal advice he is getting is 100% funded from donations. If you can help, or talk others into helping, Dennis can receive donations at: PO Box 720254; San Jose, CA 95172.

5) Buy Dennis' excellent book, Support the Truth, and check out his CD by the same name. Details at, and available at

Thank you all for reading and responding, and for forwarding this to every email address you can find! It's only through standing together that we can fight the ensuing police state and restore our Constitution and Civil Liberties!!

Toward peace through truth,
Janice Matthews
Just another American for Truth and Integrity
Kansas City, MO 64114



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