03/09/09 Support Ellen Brodsky in Broward Co. 'Trespassing" Trial

For Immediate Release March 9, 2009

For More Information Contact:

Tanner Andrews, PA

386-490-1128, Fax: 386 734 2116

E-mail address

Counsel for Ellen H. Brodsky

NOTICE OF TRIAL

IN THE COUNTY COURT OF THE 17TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

IN AND FOR BROWARD COUNTY FLORIDA STATE of FLORIDA,

Plaintiff v. ELLEN BRODSKY, Defendant

Please show Ellen Brodsky your support by being in the Court Room when her trial begins.

She did nothing wrong as evidenced by this video. http://www.youtube..com/watch?v=2CVMoLjOtP4 ______________________________________________________________________________

Case Number: 2008-026997-MM10A

Type: MISDEMEANOR TRESPASS AFTER WARNING

Judge: Honorable Fred J. Berman

Location: BROWARD COUNTY CENTRAL COURTHOUSE

201 S.E.. 6TH STREET

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 33301

DATE: 03/11/2009

TRIAL: 9:00 A.M.

COURTROOM: 0418

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Can You Help with Legal Expenses?

It would be greatly appreciated if you could please send a check in any amount to help with her legal expenses. Please send to Ellen H. Brodsky, 2004 Granada Drive, Coconut Creek, FL 33066. Put in memo, Legal Expenses. It is not tax deductible. Ellen also has a Pay Pal account. If you wish to use your Credit Cards or your Checking Account with PayPal, please send an email to Ellen Brodsky, ehbrod@yahoo.com, and she will send you a Pay Pal Request Money email. Please specify the amount you wish to give in your email to Ellen. You'll be helping to uphold the right of every citizen to monitor every election.

Case Background:

Ellen was arrested on November 13, 2008 under the authority of Brenda Snipes, Supervisor or Elections while trying to observe the counting of our votes. Ellen was physically thrown out of the Canvassing Board Meeting of November 7, 2008, for raising her hand to ask three questions. She was threatened with arrest for trespassing and disorderly conduct should she ever return again to the vvoting machine warehouse.

So how is it possible for a citizen to be charged with trespassing when they are attending a public meeting to witness the counting of the votes?

The disorderly conduct charges were dropped, yet the state attorney representing the supervisor of elections continues to use this as justification for her arrest. The supervisor of elections property is limited to inside the building itself. Was Ellen in the box or uut of the box? This and other questions remain in dispute; and this is why Judge Berman has not dismissed the case.

Ellen pleaded not guilty at her arraignment on January 26, 2009. The Florida Sunshine Laws provide for the public to attend and address the proceedings of any public meeting including Vote Counting. Florida Statute 104.29 has provided the public the legal right to hear and see how our votes are being counted.

Judge Berman is the same judge who presided over the canvassing board during a  2005 logic and accuracy test recorded in this video by Black Box Voting that you can see here: http://www.bbvforums.org/cgi-bin/forums/show.cgi?tpc=2197&post=7356

Judge Berman says all Broward County judges at some point get recycled to serve on canvassing boards and that he believes he can try the case fairly.

Ellen's attorneys want to make sure she can get a fair trial in Broward County.

"Being arrested is not recommended and ultimately, the experience makes us sick of our government. That is the effect that they hope for, which is to punish us for trying to be good citizens when we expect transparency and open government." -- Ellen Brodsky

Contact Information for Ellen Brodsky

Ellen H. Brodsky Founder, Broward Election Reform Coalition http://groups.yahoo.com/group/electionreform/ Candidate for Supervisor of Elections, Broward County, November 2008 http://www.ellenbrodsky.com E-mail address 954-263-6032