Mike D, a well known Portland activist, is in jail because he stood up for the forests at the Solo Timber Sale on July 30, 2002. It is time for us to come together and stand up for him.
Mike's bail has been reduced to $1,500. That is 10% of the current bond.
In a Oct.2nd letter, Mike states that he has been in M Segregation since Nov.24th and to call the jail and tell them to "Stop Discriminating." As of yesterday, we heard he is now back in General Population.
In a Police Report, CCSO William L.Behan #29453 talked to USFS Patrol Captain Mark Chan that A copy of the video tape that was taken at the Solo Timber Sale Protest had been "Federal Expressed" to the FBI in Washington DC, where the were reviewing it for "Domestic Terrorism" reasons, and to take "still" photos of all the people they could off the tape. Captain Chan told Behan that the FBI and the USFS would then give personal information on ALL subjects they could, based on the video tape.
The powers-that-be are at war on the activist community. The recent grand jury subpoenas and felony-related arrests are baseless and their clear intention is to intimidate effective organizers in our community.
DO NOT LET THE FBI OR THE PJTTF INTIMIDATE YOU!!!
Mike D.'s courtdate is this Wednesday Oct.20th at 9:00am at the Clackamas County Courthouse. We must all go there and support him. He's one of us. When they take one of us on, they take all of us on. We must show the powers-that-be that we will not stand for this harrassment. The more people we can bring out to support Mike D. the better.
WHAT YOU CAN DO!!!!!
1. We NEED Witnesses that were at the Solo Timber Sale Auction Protest on
July 30th 2002. This is VERY important!!!! If you are a witness or
know someone who was a witness please contact me or his lawyer.
2. We NEED Footage that was taken at the Solo Timber Sale Auction Protest.
This is also VERY important!!!!
If you have any of this information, Please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
or the Criminal Defense Investigator (working with Mike's attorney) at:
3. Show Your Support By Attending Mike D's Jury Trial on October 20th at 9am. Meet at the Cascadia Rising Infoshop at 7am for carpooling.
A rally in front of the Clackamas County Courthouse will be right before his trial.
4. We are in need of people to help make signs for the rally on Oct.20th, before Mike's Jury Trial.
Come to the Cascadia Rising Info Shop, 1540 SE 16th and Clinton on Sunday, Oct.17th @ 5pm
5. Write Mike D. A Letter at:
Care of Clackamas County Jail
2206 S. Kaen Rd.
Oregon City, OR 97045
Cascadia Rising Infoshop: 503-230-8360
Mike's Lawyer, Bart Heron: 503-699-6496
Criminal Defense Investigator,
Scott Casselman(not sure if last name is spelled right): 503-920-1906