Eight months ago, Gerald "Jerry" Koch, a 24-year-old environmental and political activist, was called to testify before a New York grand jury. The subject of the grand jury hearing was believed to be a 2008 incident in Times Square, in which a homemade explosive device was detonated in Times Square, ... More >>
After a hard-fought battle with the Bureau of Prisons, Brooklyn lawyer Lynne Stewart lost her bid for a compassionate release from jail. The 73-year-old was diagnosed with breast cancer even before she was jailed in 2009, and her condition continued to deteriorate.
Daniel McGowan, a 38-year-old environmental activist from Queens, was released yesterday from prison in Terra Haute, Indiana. He served seven years in the prison's Communications Management Unit, largely cut off from society, after attempting to burn down two Oregon lumber companies, Superior Lumber ... More >>
"Free Speech Zone" looks dangerous to some