[CONTENT WARNING: Domestic violence arrest]
On September 25th, the Ada Initiative released the following statement on Michael Schwern:
The Ada Initiative does not support Michael Schwern’s ally work
[TRIGGER WARNING: domestic violence arrest]
On Thursday 19th September 2013, open source community member Michael George Schwern (known commonly as “Schwern”) was arrested by Portland Police, North District, on charges of HARASSMENT DV – (B Misdemeanor) and STRANGULATION DV – (A Misdemeanor). On Tuesday 24th September 2013, a lawyer representing Michael Schwern published a press release stating that the District Attorney declined to charge Mr. Schwern and that he faces no charges.
The Ada Initiative declines now and in future to work with Michael Schwern or to promote his work based on the information above. We have updated our existing blog posts mentioning him or his work with a link to this statement.
Resources for victims of domestic violence and their supporters
The Geek Feminism Wiki has a page on Abuse and Trauma resources. This page has resources for victims of abuse, domestic violence or intimate partner violence, and sexual violence, as well as resources for supporters of victims of abuse and violence.
The following members of the Geek Feminism Blog co-sign the Ada Initiative’s statement:
If you also wish to co-sign, you may do so in comments. Please note that this comment thread is open to co-signatures only. No other comments will be approved.