Well, I had wanted to talk about John Baku’s latest project today. But a more urgent matter has come up, and since I like to be somewhat timely on my blog, I decided to bump John (Sorry man) and talk some more about the Atlanta Eagle Raid.
On November 3rd, the NCSF issued a news release, which I will quote below.
National Coalition for Sexual Freedom
Lawless cops are a threat to everyone in America
NCSF joins state and local representatives in urging everyone to file a complaint if they were present at the Eagle on September 10th, when the Atlanta police illegally detained 62 patrons and 8 employees and searched them without a warrant, reasonable suspicion, or probable cause. You can file a complaint with the Atlanta Police Department and the Atlanta Citizen Review Board which is investigating the raid:
If you need to maintain anonymity, then please contact Dan Grossman, who represents the Eagle and many of the patrons in connection with the raid. Mr. Grossman can be reached at (404) 654-0326, or at a special email address established for this matter: AtlantaEagleLawyer@gmail.com.
CONFIDENTIALITY IS GUARANTEED UNDER ATTORNEY-CLIENT PRIVILEGE. If you ask a lawyer for legal advice, the lawyer can’t reveal anything you tell him, including your name: the police can’t require it, your name can’t be subpoenaed, and the court can’t demand it. If a lawyer breaks attorney-client privilege, he or she will be disbarred.
“It’s so important that our patrons come forward,” says Richard Ramey, co-owner of the Eagle. “Everyone needs to hear how badly our civil rights were violated.”
“Please call today!” urges Susan Wright, spokesperson for NCSF. “This is a clear human rights violation. If we don’t speak up, they won’t stop persecuting us. We are the only ones who can fight for our rights.”
To read more about what happened at the Atlanta Eagle, visit http://AtlantaEagleRaid.com
National Coalition for Sexual Freedom (NCSF) is funded solely by donations. Please visit our website to make a donation and help support this ongoing work: http://ncsfreedom.org/
Please distribute this Action Alert widely (filed November 3, 2009)
National Coalition for Sexual Freedom (NCSF)
The National Coalition for Sexual Freedom is committed to creating a political, legal, and social environment in the United States that advances the equal rights of consenting adults who practice forms of alternative sexual and relationship expression. NCSF advances the rights and advocates for consenting adults in the SM-Leather-Fetish, swing, and polyamory communities. We pursue our vision through direct services, education, advocacy, and outreach in conjunction with our partner organizations to directly benefit these communities.
National Coalition for Sexual Freedom Media hotline: (917) 848-6544 Office: (410) 539-4824
If you were there, please help fight this injustice.