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MACC Legal Support was born specifically out of the state repression faced by NYC comrades who were kettled and arrested, and forced to face brutal conditions of detention on January 20th, 2017, during the massive protests against Trump’s explicitly white supremacist and patriarchal regime. Since then we have supported dozens of MACC comrades arrested in the metropolitan area for various political demonstrations.  We are expecting an even higher level of repression in the coming months and years, as anarchists and other militants prepare to fight the outright rise of fascism, the State, and capitalism. MACC Legal is a working group of the NYC Metropolitan Anarchist Coordinating Council, which is organized under the guiding principles of horizontalism, direct democracy and direct action. MACC Legal is a closed working group.
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MACC Legal Support was born specifically out of the state repression faced by NYC comrades who were kettled and arrested, and forced to face brutal conditions of detention on January 20th, 2017, during the massive protests against Trump’s explicitly white supremacist and patriarchal regime. We are expecting an even higher level of repression in the coming months and years, as anarchists and other militants prepare to fight the outright rise of fascism, neo-naziism, and the alt-right. MACC Legal is a committee of the NYC Metropolitan Anarchist Coordinating Council, which is organized under the guiding principles of horizontalism, direct democracy and direct action.
  
 
== Police Existence is Police Brutality ==
 
== Police Existence is Police Brutality ==
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== MACC Legal Principles and Scope of Activity ==
 
== MACC Legal Principles and Scope of Activity ==
MACC Legal supports all comrades who have been the target of police repression due to their involvement with MACC, their attendance at MACC supported actions, and to all those who are arrested and/or repressed alongside MACC comrades. We provide support in the form of connecting defendants with lawyers, legal research, political defense, limited bail (https://maccfund.herokuapp.com/)  and coordinating legal support. We also run a Legal hotline for MACC comrades; provide Know Your Rights Trainings; and handouts about how to navigate the New York legal system.While we know there is a need to support every person arrested at a demonstration and visited by the police and FBI, we want to be real about our capacity. We will work with and support other anti-repression committees and jail & legal support groups to defend all those facing repression. We are not lawyers and do not have lawyers in the working group, although we work closely with trusted attorneys. We believe there is a separate role for the legitimate political defense of comrades, which may not be covered by legal framework.
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MACC Legal supports all comrades who have been the target of police repression due to their involvement with MACC, their attendance at MACC supported actions, and to all those who are arrested and/or repressed alongside MACC comrades. We provide support in the form of fundraising, emotional and physical health care, political defense, propaganda, and coordinating legal support. While we know there is a need to support every person arrested at a demonstration and visited by the police and FBI, we want to be real about our capacity. We will work with and support other anti-repression committees and jail & legal support groups to defend all those facing repression. We are not lawyers and do not have lawyers in the committee, although we work closely with trusted attorneys. We believe there is a separate role for the legitimate political defense of comrades, which may not be covered by legal framework.
  
 
In addition, MACC agrees with the following political principles (borrowed from Can’t Touch This Anti-Rep Committee).
 
In addition, MACC agrees with the following political principles (borrowed from Can’t Touch This Anti-Rep Committee).

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