The Next Generation Action Network in Dallas, TX has established a fundraiser to cover bail and other legal expenses for protesters arrested in Dallas, TX in connection to protests against George Floyd's murder by Minneapolis police, along with general police brutality. At last count, more than 84 protestors were arrested. We expect that number to rise — processing appears to be unusually slow at the Dallas County Jail.
If you get arrested or the police visit or call you because of the protests, please contact NGAN Legal Advocacy Fund Jail Hotline at Ljones@thengan.com or 214-624-9785. We will support you through the legal process. Don't talk to the police, especially without legal representation or support. Don’t share pictures of protestors with identifying information (including visible faces)
NGAN Legal Advocacy Fund has provided ongoing legal support to protesters in Dallas since 2014, NGAN Legal Advocacy Fund works in connection with the ACLU, Civil Right Corp, and other Dallas-based organizations.
The legal process can take a tremendous amount of time. Most cases take 6 months to a year to be resolved and some cases can take up to two years. For this reason, disbursements and reporting will be ongoing possibly up to two years from now depending on people’s charges and cases. We will be continually updating information regarding these expenditures as money is used to bail people out and support peoples’ legal cases.
These reports will be available through GoFundMe updates and publicly published online. Because we have access to limited funds, our first focus is freeing vulnerable protestors (including those at high risk of contracting COVID-19 while incarcerated, members of marginalized communities, and those without stable housing. Initially, NGAN set a fundraising goal of $5,000. As the number of reported arrests rise and the severity of the charges have increased, we have raised that goal to meet increased demand. Funds raised through NGAN will be distributed directly to protestors facing legal action as any financial needs come up.
The funds will be used to pay for bail, legal fees, and fines, lawyers, discovery, investigations, personal material support, and any other financial needs that arise during the legal process.
In addition to financial support, we’ll be asking for community members to attend hearings and participate in the defense of our comrades. Subscribe on Twitter (https://twitter.com/NextGenAction) or Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/NextGenAction) to receive updates as the legal process proceeds.
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Minister Dominique R. Alexander
President & Founder of NGAN