It is unlikely we will actually have a hearing on our motion to strike the jury venire in DV One’s case Thursday May 3, 2007, when it was scheduled. Please don’t come to the King County Courthouse unless you get more information from me or Toby. The prosecutor needs more time to respond to updated data we expect to receive from the Sentencing Guidelines Commission about the rate of disqualification from jury service due to felony convictions by race. It may be heard on Monday, May 7, 2007 but I will write back to update you as soon as I know.
Please keep checking back here at 206Zulu or at DV’s Myspace page http://www.myspace.com/supportdvone for updates. We probably won’t know until the day before, which makes a show of support more difficult to organize, whether that was the intention or not is anybody’s guess. Please don’t let these tactics deter you from showing up! This is one of the most important events in the history of Seattle Hip Hop when one of our Northwest pioneers DV One will stand trial vs The Seattle Police Department. This will likely be a week long trial. If need be, please let your employers know ASAP as to which days you would like to take off to attend the trial. DV One will need as many supporters and participants there as possible.
The court dates prior to this one were important as well, but this will be the one that determines the fate of DV One as he is facing a potential Assault 3 felony along with a 5 year sentence and $50,000 fine. This is absolutely no joke.
The trial will take place at the King County Courthouse
King County Courthouse
516 – 3rd Avenue – Room E1202
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: (206) 296-9100
Fax: (206) 296-0986
TTY: (206) 205-5048
Below I have provided some useful information regarding the King County Courthouse: click here