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Petition: Drop the Charges Against CUNY Protesters

The NYPD violently arrested six CUNY students protesting David Petraeus' new professorship at the Honors College, and charged them with disorderly conduct, riot, resisting arrest and obstruction of governmental administration, for which they could face serious jail time. Video obtained by Firedoglake's Dissenter blog shows their use of force was completely unprovoked.

Can you please sign the following petition asking Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. to drop all charges against the students?

Students and faculty at the City University of New York have the constitutional right to engage in peaceful protest against David Petraeus' professorship at the Honors College. Recent video of NYPD officers engaging in outrageous and abusive acts of force against these protesters cannot go unchallenged. We, the undersigned, demand all charges against these individuals be dropped immediately and for the arresting officers be investigated for their conduct immediately.

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