Maddy Pfeiffer was steadfast in their refusal to cooperate with the federal witch-hunt against Pacific Northwest anarchists. They found guilt of civil contempt and will be sent to prison on December 26th for being unwilling to give any information about the people they know or the politics they hold. It is possible that Pfeiffer will be held until March of 2014 .
In an earlier statement, Pfeiffer wrote:
“The state is trying to use broken windows as a reason to ruin people’s lives. This is absurd, and I will oppose it to the fullest. This life-ruining system which they call “justice” is organized to defend property and capitalism. This system is against everything I believe in.”
Currently a federal grand jury in Seattle is purportedly investigating the May Day protests, but it is widely decried as a witch hunt due to its focus only on the anarchist movement. Maddy will be joining KteeO Olejnik and Matt Duran who are in prison for their own dedication to their principles and refusal to provide information to an investigative body that they view as invalid. Both Oljnik and Duran remain strong in their resolve and appreciate the outpouring of support they have received from around the world.
Note: Thanks to a FOIA request, we now know that the grand jury investigation was opened on March 2nd, 2012. 2 months before the May Day vandalism occurred. In other words, the investigation was opened before the crime was committed. In case you aren’t aware of why these people are being arrested, allow me to explain:
Several anarchists from the Pacific Northwest were subpoenaed to appear in court in relation to the vandalism that occurred during this year’s May Day protest. In order to force these anarchists to talk, the state grants them immunity. When you are granted immunity in a grand jury investigation, your right to remain silent is nonexistent. So if you don’t comply, you are sent to jail, even if you do not have any useful information. If you truly do not have any useful information to give to the court, you are literally forced to make up information to avoid being sent to jail. This is a clear case of entrapment.