The following statement comes from the authority of the 20 experienced activist members of the Daniel McGowan Defense Committee who met in Brooklyn after Daniel's court date. More information will be coming soon. For more information contact  bpersky@defendanimals.org

Activist Daniel McGowan of Brooklyn was arrested at work and charged with a multiple count arson-related federal indictment stemming from his alleged involvement in an incident in 2001.

Daniel has denied all charges made against him, knowledge of the incident, and any membership in groups related to illegal activity of any sort.

His application for bail was denied by the judge today pending another hearing tommorow. We are asking that people continue to show support by attending another court date at the same place, FRIDAY DECEMBER 9TH at 2:00pm.

Court will be held at 225 Cadman Plaza East in Brooklyn, in the Federal Court Building, 2nd Floor.

Be there at 2:00PM SHARP.

PLEASE DRESS ACCORDINGLY.

Directions to the Courthouse:
SUBWAYS:
The following NYC subway lines stop in the vicinity of the Courthouse. The 2 and 3 trains stop at Borough Hall and Clark Street. The numbers 4, 5 and the M and R stop at Court Street/Borough hall. The A, C and F trains stop at Jay Street/Borough Hall. The A and C trains also stop a High Street. However, since this is not a very populous station, it is not recommended.

BUSES:
The following lines stop at Borough Hall: B25, B26, B37, B38, B41, B45, B51, B54, B61, B65, B67, B75.

LONG ISLAND RAILROAD:
The Long Island Railroad stops at Flatbush Avenue. At that point it will be necessary to take any of the following lines to Court
Street/Borough Hall: M, R, 2, 3, 4 or 5 or the B41 bus.

For other directions to the courthouse visit:
 http://www.nyed.uscourts.gov/Jury_Service/Travel_Directions/Travel_-_Brooklyn_/travel_-_brooklyn_.html