Update: New Developments in Battle to Defend Noche Diaz

Noche Diaz speaks before going into court October 13

October 13, 2015 | Revolution Newspaper | revcom.us


Noche Diaz was scheduled to go to trial today in New York City. The powers-that-be are out to lock up Noche for leading resistance to police terror and building the movement for revolution—they singled him out for arrest last August and November.  

Noche and a dozen supporters representing a range of political movements and perspectives were at the court, ready for trial.  However, the prosecution filed a motion to consolidate the charges against Noche from two different arrests, one on August 14 a few days after the murder of Mike Brown and one on November 25, 2014, after it was announced the cop who murdered Mike Brown would not be charged.  Noche’s legal team is evaluating whether or not consolidating the charges would be prejudicial to his case and will respond to the prosecution’s motion in November.  The next court appearance for Noche is scheduled for December 3, 2015. 

Noche Diaz and Nkosi Anderson

Noche Diaz (left) and Nkosi Anderson at Columbia University October 7. Photo: special to revcom.us.

Noche and his supporters are emphasizing that the battle to compel the prosecution to drop these charges is part of the political battle for #RiseUpOctober and to stop police terror. 

At an important event of 550 people at Columbia University on October 7, Nkosi Anderson, a member of the National Steering Committee and Faith Task Force for Rise Up October, called Noche up to the podium, where he was greeted with powerful support from the audience of mostly Columbia students.  Noche’s supporters are encouraging people to sign the petition demanding charges be dropped against him at https://www.change.org/p/hands-off-noche.


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