Drop the Charges Against Catherine Wilkerson, MD

To University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman and Washtenaw County Prosecutor Brian Mackie: We, the undersigned, demand that the University of Michigan and the Washtenaw County Prosecutor drop the criminal charges against Catherine Wilkerson, MD. The police record shows that Dr. Wilkerson did nothing except issue verbal medical directions and necessary criticisms to police and emergency medical personnel regarding the treatment of an arrestee who had become a patient in her care. During the arrest, there were two instances when Dr. Wilkerson determined that the actions of police or emergency medical personnel placed the arrestee in a life-threatening situation. As a physician and a conscientious human being, Dr. Wilkerson had an obligation to protest and advise. No good purpose can be served by prosecuting a medical doctor for merely doing her duty and nonviolently exercising her First Amendment rights. We support Dr. Wilkerson and urge you to drop the charges. Note: The Committee to Defend Catherine Wilkerson will not share your information with anyone other than the UM President and County Prosecutor without your explicit permission. You do NOT have to make a donation to sign this petition and you cannot donate to the defense committee through this web site. To make a donation to the defense committee or to get more information, go to defendwilkerson.org Update: On December 3, 2007, Dr. Wilkerson was acquitted by a jury on both counts she was charged with. Thanks to everyone who supported her. This petition is now inactive. Please sign the \"Keep Catherine Wilkerson MD at Packard Clinic\" petition at http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/keepwilkerson/

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