UPDATE August 21, 2018
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Senator Richard Pan has been served in Joshua Coleman's case! This case is going to trial.
All previous donations (indicated as offline donations) have been paid to attorney for services rendered. Additional attorney fees are needed now that this is going to trial. If you are able to chip in please do so.
On March 1, 2017, Joshua Coleman was battered by Senator Pan. The police concluded in their incident report that Senator Pan's actions met the criteria of battery, which was supported by video evidence and witness testimony. However, Senator Pan was not charged for the crime he committed. Instead, Joshua Coleman was charged with two misdemeanor counts of "eavesdropping", alleging that his live broadcast via periscope of a constituent asking a staffer a question from the office of a public servant in a public building (the CA Capitol) was not legal.
We are coming together to support one of the bravest individuals in our movement. Joshua Coleman has been at the forefront of the fight for medical freedom with journalism that attempts to hold accountable those who are removing our parental and medical rights. In a sign of his effectiveness, Joshua is wrongly facing charges for alleged eavesdropping during a visit to Senator Pan's office at the California State Capitol. An offer was extended to Joshua in court with the condition that he “stay away” from Senator Richard Pan. Joshua justifiably declined as he has exercised his right to free speech and journalism with integrity when aiming to get answers from Senator Pan. Those questions have gone unanswered and this legal circus is simply an attempt to keep those hard hitting questions at bay. He will not back down, WE will not back down. As he fights for all of us, we would never expect him to take on the burden of legal fees on his own. Let's support Joshua Coleman in the fight!