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Forum Post: Eric Marquez was in jail for almost 2 years from his #D12 Arrest at the Port of Houston

Posted 10 years ago on Oct. 9, 2013, 8:14 p.m. EST by ronniegarza (1)
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Eric Marquez was arrested during the Port of Houston Solidarity Action back in December of 2011 while he was participating as part of Occupy Now (Dallas). The action was in solidarity with the West Coast Port Shutdown which was called by Occupy Oakland. Unlike the rest of the protesters at the port Eric stayed in prison until August of 2013, he spent roughly 1 year and 10 months in prison. Eric was a political prisoner, we believe his story makes it clear that the Dallas District Attorney acted to keep Eric in jail just as he was about to be released on a bond. It is also clear that his ability to bail out was restricted because of the severity of the charge he received during the Port Action. He would NOT have gotten that charge if it were not for the direct involvement of the Austin Police Department to entrap 7 Occupy Activists. As a result, years of Eric's life were stolen but they never broke his spirit and now that he is released looks forward to working with Occupy or something like Occupy to help others in need. Eric is 25, he is a veteran of the War in Iraq and was diagnosed with PTSD. He joined Occupy Now in October 2011, was arrested in December 2011 and was released in August of 2013. He acted in good faith with Occupy believing his actions could help struggling workers on the West Coast and also lead to broader social change through building solidarity. If you can, please donate a few dollars to a good man who could use a little solidarity right now.

Interview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wd-W88LSx_I&feature=share&list=PLTW0tVtoN_4UitO0XEPOpIOxa_D6jyv8Z

Solidarity with Eric Marquez (Donation Page) https://www.wepay.com/donations/solidarity-with-eric-marquez

Backstory with videos articles and more: http://surveillanceeye.wordpress.com/ http://occupyaustin.org/surveillance-eye-documentary/

Follow the Documentary on Twitter & Youtube: https://twitter.com/SurveillanceEye http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTW0tVtoN_4UitO0XEPOpIOxa_D6jyv8Z



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[-] 1 points by HCHC4 (-28) 10 years ago

Wow, thats a long time. Wtf? What were the charges?

[-] 1 points by ronniegarza (1) 10 years ago

felony for manufacture of a criminal instrument was the original charge the 7 of us got out at the port, we used lockboxes that turned out to be purchased and assembled by undercover detectives in austin, all the details are in the video and links provided