Acting on a tip from a good friend, I tried a phone number and reached the jail where Tre is held captive. I did not really know what to expect from a foreign jail, so dealt with the guards as I would any guards here in the U.S. I gave them enough information for them to confirm independently that I was who I claimed to be, and hung up, not knowing what, if anything, would happen next.
A few minutes later, the phone rang. It was Tre returning my call. I was sorry to learn that he really is being held in Victoria, and that this is not a case of mistaken identity. Still, it was so wonderful to hear his voice again. "Tre!" was the first thing I said, completely unexpected and unplanned, when I heard this voice I had not heard in too, too long.
Mine was the first friendly voice he had heard in some time, and I assured him he has all of your love and support. He told me that meant the world to him, and he thanks you all for your love and support.
We talked for nearly half an hour. He gave me his mailing address, though it may change soon.
He also made clear that his name is legally Tre Arrow, and urged everyone to ignore the corporate media hype and government propoganda claiming otherwise.
Please, if you want to help Tre, remove the government's feeble attempts at isolation.
Michael James Scarpitti (yes, they continue to lie about his true name, but if you write to "Tre" they might not deliver it to him).
Victoria, BC V8Z5B2
Please write soon and often. To increase the chance the jail will forward the letter to him, do not include a return address. Of course, do not say anything in your letter that might hurt him or yourself, as law enforcement will almost certainly read your letter before he does.
What he needs now is your love and support.
He also may need a whole lot of money in the near future, as against his philosophy as that is, so please be ready to contribute what you can. More specific requests will likely follow from whomever his legal team on this case may be. As Jake Sherman's former lawyer, I am not allowed to represent Tre on this case.
Thanks again everyone for your continued support. Please make sure Tre knows he is not alone.