Monday, April 1, 2013
Announcing the Whistleblower Defense League
WHISTLEBLOWER DEFENSE LEAGUE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
IN DEFENSE OF JOURNALISTS, ACTIVISTS, WHISTLEBLOWERS
Washington DC— We have entered a dangerous time in America. The FBI and Department of Justice are using harassment and prosecution as a tool to chill and silence journalism, on-line activism and dissent.
“People are being subpoenaed, indicted and incarcerated for simply exploring the truth,” says co-founder Jay Leiderman.
The government has amended the constitution with fear. In response, a nation-wide group of expert criminal defense attorneys have formed the Whistleblower Defense League to defend and encourage those willing to investigate and speak out against the corporate and political forces threatening our democracy.
“We stand with the courage our clients,” says co-founder Dennis Roberts. “We are the legal arm, the firewall, for those who place facts over propaganda.”
Founding members of the WBDL include constitutional lawyer Dennis Roberts, 48-year veteran of the civilrights movement; Jay Leiderman, noted internet rights attorney; and JasonFlores-Williams, writer and attorney.
“The WBDL is a new kind of legal activist group that from the pre-indictment phase through trial will litigate for their clients aggressively, speak out on their behalf, and go to war for them in the court of law and public opinion,” says co-founder JasonFlores-Williams.
The WBDL is a private group of attorneys that strives to lower defense costs via grassroots funding and support.
Jason Flores-Williams, WBDL Founder