5 Defenders of Raza/Indigenous Studies Sentenced to 10 Community Hours
Whereas the County asked for six months probation, a civics responsibility class and a fine, the five of us instead received 10 hours of Community Service. As the defendants, we can volunteer at any non-profit we choose. It appears that everyone will volunteer at Derechos Humanos and Raza Studies... though we all still procliam that we did nothing wrong, arguing that it is hb 2281 that is illegal, immoral and unconstitutional.
Our struggle is predicated on the idea that the right to history, culture and education is an inalienable right of all human beings. It is protected by virtually every international human rights treaty and convention. That is why AZ state legislators have introduced SRC 1010 -- an attempt to exempt Arizona from international laws.
There are three others whose cases have not been tried. Their court date is March 3.
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