Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Issues4Life Foundation (Walter Hoye Incarceration) Updates #5

Issues4Life Foundation Updates #5

By Dion Evans, Point Man

Dear Movement,

The following information and updates are provided to help strengthen the local movement and best provide “Official” information regarding our leader, Pastor Walter Hoye, and the Issues4Life Foundation.  Please govern yourself accordingly.

On today, Tuesday, March 31, 2009 at 8:30am we held our first demonstration in honor of Walter Hoye at the Webster Street clinic.  During our time we witnessed many things.  Most of all, we SAVED A LIFE!  During our time there we were able to speak to an antagonistic 28-year-old female while the “Death-scorts” tried to stop me.  Well, the LORD heard our prayers and we were able to convince this same young lady she needed to keep her baby.  SHE SAID YES!  She told me to tell Pastor Hoye “thank you!”  I told her I will ensure she will be able to tell him herself.  Let us all praise the LORD for HIS blessings!

Please continue in prayer for Lori Hoye (Wife of Walter), as she stands strong and committed.  Let us check in on her and let her continuously know that we love her too.
CALENDAR

On Thursday, April 2nd, 2009 - NO MEETING THIS THURSDAY!  We would like for everyone to come out in numbers for the events that follow – April 4th, 2009, April 5th, 2009 and again on April 7th, 2009.

NEW - On Saturday, April 4th – the 41st anniversary of the assassination of slain civil rights leader Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - Issues4Life and ProLifeUnity are joining forces with our Pro Life friends and organizations from all over the Bay Area and beyond to bring attention to the injustice surrounding our brother – Walter Hoye.

Dr. King stood against the injustice of racism in America.  Today, Pastor Walter Hoye is in jail.  He was unjustly arrested, convicted, sentenced and was illegally imprisoned while standing and speaking against the injustice of prenatal murder, which takes the lives of 500,000 black children, and more than one million children overall, who are killed by their mothers in the womb every year in America.

We are calling on all Americans everywhere to remember the words of Dr. King from the Birmingham jail in 1963.  He said, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere”.  Rise up against the illegal incarceration of Pastor Walter Hoye, but not without rising up against the injustice of abortion/prenatal murder.  This barbarous act not only takes the life of an innocent human being, but also causes mothers-to-be to struggle with grief forever after killing their children, and contributes to the destruction of families everywhere.

If you are in the Oakland area, join us at the City Hall at 9:00 am for a press conference and a rally.  Then we will march to the abortion facility on 200 Webster Street.  At this location we will have another press conference and a prayer vigil from 10:30 am - noon.  If you are elsewhere in the country, you can watch the events unfold at ProLifeUnity.com, where we will be broadcasting live video and/or audio.  Otherwise, pause for one minute at noon to remember Dr. King and also the 50 million + people who have been killed so far by abortion in America since 1973.
·    9:00 am - Press conference at the City Hall
·    10:00 am - March from City Hall (Broadway @ 14th Street) to Family Planning Specialist (200 Webster Street)
·    10:30 am or 11:00 AM - Press conference and prayer vigil at the abortion mill

NEW - On Sunday, April 5th at 6:30pm supporters of the movement will rally in honor of Walter Hoye at the Santa Rita Jail where he is being housed.  The Prayer Vigil will take place each and every Sunday at Santa Rita Jail (5325 Broder Blvd, Dublin, CA 94568-3309).  Please bring your songs, your prayers, and your fellowship.  Dress warm – it can get very cold.

On Tuesday, April 7th, 2009 at 200 Webster Street, Oakland at 8:00am – 10:00am we are requesting every supporter of the movement to show up across the street from the clinic for a special prayer vigil.  Our dear brother, Walter, has been going to this clinic since 2006 – faithfully – at these same hours.  We will host a prayer vigil in his honor during the very time and day he ministered at the clinic.  There will be signs, prayers, scripture reading, and songs.

On EVERY FRIDAY (of Walter’s incarceration) we are requesting every supporter of the movement to Fast & Pray from 1pm – 5pm (These times represent the beginning of the Press Conference to the ending of the Post-Press Conference on the day of Sentencing).  We will provide a list of issues to stand in prayer about in a future ISSUES4LIFEFOUNDATION UPDATE.

Blue Envelope Campaign

Send a blue envelope to Judge Stuart Hing. The envelope should be sealed – DO NOT PUT ANYTHING IN THE ENVELOPE!  Show Judge Hing that the Pro-Life Community is outraged by his sentencing of Walter Hoye and will not be silenced.

1. Get a Blue envelope.  You can buy them at any office supply store.  On the front address it to:
Alameda County Superior Court
WILEY W. MANUEL COURTHOUSE
Attention:  Judge Stuart Hing, Dept. 109
661 Washington Street, Oakland 94607-3922

2. On the back, write:  FREE WALTER HOYE as large as possible.

3.    Put it in the mail and send it.
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

Q:  Where can I go to gain more video and written information regarding the case of Walter Hoye?

A:  Here are a few sites to consider –
·    http://www.upholdtraditionalvalues.com
·    http://www.issues4life.org
·    http://www.lldf.org

Q:  What was the actual ruling from Judge Stuart Hing?

A:  Judge Hing’s Sentence was the following –
·    Thirty (30) Days in Jail [Being Served beginning March 20th, 2009]
·    Three (3) Years Court Probation
·    One Hundred (100) Yard Stay Away Order from 200 Webster St., Oakland
·    $130.00 Restitution Fund Fee

·    $1,000.00 Fine

Q:  Where can we send cards, encouragement notes, etc. to Walter while he is incarcerated?

A:  If your desire is to support Walter financially, he has requested you send all donations to Life Legal Defense Foundation – http://www.lldf.org.  For snail mail, please use the following address to send Walter letters, postcards, etc. –
Walter B. Hoye II
PFN# BGR852
Santa Rita Jail
5325 Broder Blvd.

Dublin, CA 94568-3309

Q:  What time is the vigil, and what is the address?  Would it be safe to bring my two young daughters to the prison?
A:  The Prayer Vigils will take place each and every Sunday at Santa Rita Jail (5325 Broder Blvd, Dublin, CA 94568-3309) at 6:30pm.  Please bring your songs, your prayers, and your fellowship.

Q:  How can we help Walter in his defense?

A:  Walter has requested each and every supporter to send an online donation to Life Legal Defense Foundation.  There website is – http://www.lldf.org.

Q:  How can I get video clips from the Sentencing on Friday, March 20, 2009?

A:  Issues4Life Foundation is glad to have Gino Caputi as an active advocate.  He was on scene at the sentencing and has provided video clips at the following YouTube address - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2wSPEQSLXI&feature=channel.

Q:  When will the FREE WALTER HOYE t-shirts be ready?

A:  These shirts are currently being worked on and should be ready by Sunday’s Prayer Vigil.

Q:  What is the actual ordinance that Walter Hoye has been found guilty of violating?

A:  Here it is in its entirety.

Chapter 8.52 ACCESS TO REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CARE FACILITIES

8.52.010 Title and purpose.

8.52.020 Definitions.

8.52.030 Prohibited harassment of individuals seeking access to health care facilities.

8.52.040 Enforcement.

8.52.050 Accommodation of competing rights.

8.52.060 Severability.

8.52.010 Title and purpose.
This chapter shall be known as the “Access to Reproductive Health Care Facilities Ordinance.” The City Council finds that every person in the City of Oakland has a basic and fundamental right to privacy protected by the United States Constitution and explicitly guaranteed in California’s Constitution, Article 1, Section 1, including the right to seek and obtain all health care services permitted under the laws of this State. Central to this right is the need to secure access to all reproductive health care services. Access to these services is a matter of critical importance not only to the individual, but also to the health and welfare of all residents of the City of Oakland and the region. Intentional efforts to harass an individual or prevent that individual from exercising his or her right to seek and obtain reproductive health care services are therefore contrary to the interests of the people of Oakland.
This chapter is not intended to create any limited, designated, or general public fora. Rather it is intended to protect those who seek access to constitutionally protected reproductive health services from conduct which violates their rights. (Ord. 12849 § 1, 2007)

8.52.020 Definitions.
A. “Reproductive health services” refers to all medical, surgical, counseling, referral, and informational services related to the termination of a pregnancy, whether such services are provided in a clinic, physician’s office, or other facility other than a licensed hospital, but not if provided at a clinic or other facility owned and/or operated licensed hospital.
B. “Reproductive health care facility” refers to a facility licensed pursuant to Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 1200) of Division 2 of the Health and Safety code or any other facility that provides reproductive health services that is not licensed as a hospital, and is not owned, and/or operated by a licensed hospital.
C. “Harassing” means the non-consensual and knowing approach within eight feet of another person or occupied motor vehicle for the purpose of passing a leaflet or handbill, to display a sign to, or engage in oral protest, education, or counseling with such other person in a public way or on a sidewalk area within one hundred (100) feet of the entrance of a reproductive health care facility.
D. “Interfering” means to restrict a person’s freedom of movement or access to or egress from a reproductive heath care facility providing reproductive health services.
E. “Counseling” means engaging in conversation with, displaying signs to, and/or distributing literature to individuals seeking access to, passage from, or services within the reproductive health care facility.
F. “Eight feet” shall be measured from any extension of the body of the individual seeking access to, passage from, or services within the reproductive health care facility, and/or the exterior of any occupied motor vehicle, to any extension of the body of, or any sign or object held by another person.
G. “Providing reproductive health services” shall include doctors, nurses, any employee of a reproductive health care facility and volunteers who, with the consent of the reproductive health care facility, assist in conducting patients of such facility safely into the facility. (Ord. 12860 § 2, 2008: Ord. 12849 § 2, 2007)

8.52.030 Prohibited harassment of individuals seeking access to health care facilities.
A. It shall be unlawful to use force, threat of force, or physical obstruction to intentionally injure, harass, intimidate, or interfere with or attempt to injure, harass, intimidate, or interfere with any person because that person will be, is, or has been, providing or obtaining reproductive health services.
B. Within one hundred (100) feet of the entrance of a reproductive health care facility, it shall be unlawful to willfully and knowingly approach within eight feet of any person seeking to enter such a facility, or any occupied motor vehicle seeking entry, without the consent of such person or vehicle occupant, for the purpose of counseling, harassing, or interfering with such person or vehicle occupant.
C. Within one hundred (100) feet of the entrance of a reproductive health care facility, it shall be unlawful to willfully and knowingly approach within eight feet of any person seeking to enter such a facility, or any occupied motor vehicle seeking entry, for the purpose of injuring or intimidating such person or vehicle occupant in connection with seeking reproductive health services. (Ord. 12860 § 3, 2008: Ord. 12849 § 3, 2007)

8.52.040 Enforcement.
A. Any person who shall be convicted of a violation of Section 8.52.030 above shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punishable by imprisonment in the County jail for not more than one year, or by a fine not to exceed two thousand dollars ($2,000.00), or by both such fine and imprisonment.
B. Civil Remedies:
1. Any person providing, seeking to provide, or seeking reproductive health services who is aggrieved by conduct prohibited by this chapter may commence a civil action in the Courts of the State of California.
2. In any action commenced under subsection A of this section, the court may award appropriate relief, including temporary, preliminary, or permanent injunctive relief and compensatory and exemplary damages and reasonable fees for attorneys and expert witnesses. With respect to damages, at any time before final judgment, plaintiff may elect to recover, in lieu of compensatory damages, an award of statutory damages in the amount of five thousand dollars ($5,000.00) per violation. (Ord. 12849 § 4, 2007)

8.52.050 Accommodation of competing rights.
In adopting this legislation, the Oakland City Council recognizes both the fundamental constitutional right to assemble peacefully and to demonstrate on matters of public concern, as well as the right to seek and obtain health care. This legislation promotes the full exercise of these rights and strikes an appropriate accommodation between them.
Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to prohibit any expressive conduct (including peaceful picketing or other peaceful demonstration) protected from legal prohibition by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, the California Constitution or any federal or California statute. (Ord. 12849 § 5, 2007)

8.52.060 Severability.
If any part, provision, or clause of this chapter or the application thereof to any person or circumstance is held to be invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, all other provisions and clauses hereof, including the application of such provisions and clauses to other persons or circumstances, shall not be affected thereby and shall continue in full force and effect. To this end, the provisions of this chapter are severable. (Ord. 12849 § 6, 2007)

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