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Jared Paul
 

Jared Paul

Jared Paul is a social worker, journalist, and organizer from Providence, Rhode Island.  Known for thoroughly researched work, poignant presentation, and dedication to craft, Jared is also widely recognized as one of the top spoken word artists in the country.  His performance accomplishments include two nation wide tours
with world-renowned poet and Epitaph Recording artist Sage Francis, and advancing to the Individual World Poetry Slam Final's in both 2006 and 2007.

Explosive delivery and intense politics have made Jared a stand out on the mic, but nearly a decade of matching those words with constant involvement in direct action off stage, has made him nearly legendary in the world of performance poetry.  Jared has helped organize, and participated in, countless social forums, indy-media fundraisers, electoral campaigns for progressive candidates, street theater actions, block letter writing/phone banking endeavors, anti-war protests, labor rallies, and extensive working class lobbies throughout the United States, Canada, & England.  In 2004 Jared covered both the Democratic and Republican National Conventions for 90.3FM WRIU News, and is currently represented by the National Lawyer's Guild in a civil action against the City of New York, along with several hundred other U.S. citizens, all detained for 25-72 hours without charge or access to legal representation during the 2004 RNC.

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Jared Paul and the RNC - Update

I was arrested at the Republican National Convention in September.  A few friends and I were in a park listening to the Take Back Labor Day concert in St. Paul when several hundred heavily armed police blocked off the street, surrounded the park, and detained everyone inside. I was charged with
"Felony Riot" and taken to Ramsey County Jail, where I would stay for the next 3 days. During that time I was twice forced to strip naked before an armed guard, refused medical attention, physically threatened by correctional officers, and held on 23 hour a day cell confinement.

My charge has since been reduced to Misdemeanor Riot, Third Degree.  I am 100% innocent and will continue to fight this case with all resources available to me. This will require a significant amount of time, energy, and money but I refuse to plea guilty or take a deal assuming any amount of guilt for something I am completely innocent of. With the help of my long time friend, Sage Francis, and the support network he's established at www.ConspiracyToRiot.com, I was able to retain a private attorney and we've aggressively moved to have the case dismissed at both the "First Appearance" and initial "Omnibus" hearings.  It was necessary for me to fly out to St. Paul for both, and I now I must return again for my "Contested Omnibus" hearing on February 26th.

If you're interested in donating to this cause or learning more about the events surrounding my arrest, please visit our website at www.ConspiracyToRiot.com

This is where people can view blogs and updates from myself, B. Dolan, and Sage Francis in regard to this issue and others like it. You can also leave comments and stories of your own. Additionally, you can download the new Sage Francis song "Conspiracy to Riot" for free. This track deals
specifically with the growing assault on civil rights in our country.

 



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