NYC based anarchist and activist Gerald Koch is now indefinitely locked up as both punishment and officially to coerce him into becoming an informant for the sate. This is how the law works. Anyone can be locked up for refusing to cooperate with a grand jury. When facing Judge John F. Keenan on contempt of court charges for not speaking Jerry’s lawyer was shouted down by the judge who said “He no longer has a 5th amendment right!”
Jerry believes that he is being targeted because authorities think that he heard in a bar someone indicate that they knew “the bicycle bomber“. Prosecutors are now seeking the identity of the person who they believe indicated that they know the person behind the 2008 bombing of the Times Sq. military recruitment center. More likely the police and prosecutors are simply fishing for information about anarchists generally. If authorities do actually believe that Jerry heard someone speak about the bicycle bomber, then it begs the question who in the bar was informing for the police.
We are in solidarity with Jerry and encourage people to support him by writing letters and giving money to him commissary fund.
Write to: Gerald Koch # 68631-054 MDC BROOKLYN METROPOLITAN DETENTION CENTER P.O. BOX 329002 BROOKLYN, NY 11232