Dane is Out of Prison
BY SUPPORT DANE ROSSMAN
Dane is out of prison and back in the US! He took a non-cooperating plea, was sentenced to one day and about $1,500 in restitution. We will be posting a statement about his case in the coming month, more or less. Thank you all so much for your support during this time.
Please remember that there are still four other people who need support to deal with G20 extradition charges and consider donating funds or putting together an anti-repression event in your city if you are able.
About the case:
Early on the morning of Thursday, February 21, US Marshals arrested Dane Rossman at his home in Tucson, AZ on a provisional arrest warrant issued by the US Attorney’s office, acting on a Canadian extradition request. Dane is one of five Americans sought in Canada for alleged offenses stemming from the G20 summit.
On June 26th and 27th, 2010, tens of thousands of individuals gathered in Toronto to protest the G20 summit. The G20 is a group of finance ministers and central bank governors from 19 powerful countries plus the European Union. During the 2010 summit, Canadian authorities specifically targeted people involved in migrant justice, indigenous solidarity and anarchist organizing for prosecution. Dane was arrested along with over 1100 other protesters in the largest mass arrest in Canada’s history. He was processed and released without charges. Now, three years later, he is facing three charges related to alleged property damage.
Dane is a dedicated social justice advocate, humanitarian aid volunteer, and student. He has spent the past several years in Arizona providing humanitarian relief on the US/Mexico border, and organizing against racist profiling laws and mass incarceration.