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Tre moves and Mike D sentenced

ELP! Bulletin (28th of October 2004)
Dear friends

ELP has two lots of news for you today:

1) Tre has a new address
2) Mike D is free!!!

1) ELP has been informed that people no longer have to send letters to Tre
c/o his lawyer and instead should send the letters direct to:

Tre Arrow
CS# 05850722
North Fraser Pretrial Centre
1451 Kingsway Ave.
Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 1S2
Canada

Also ELP would like to remind everyone that Tre has requested that his
supporters are kind to trees, so when writing to him please use
tree-free-paper or recycled post-consumer paper (translation = this means
writing your letters on the back of other pieces of paper which have already
been used for some purpose, ie scrap paper). This request for tree-free or
recycled paper is very important to Tre, so please respect Tre's request and
use scrap paper when writing your letters to him.

2) ELP has some fantastic news. Mike D has been freed from prison. This is
fantastic news and we hope Mike is enjoying his freedom. The following
announcement was circulated by his supporters last night (European time):

"On Monday [25/10/04], in Clackamas County Oregon, local Portland, Oregon,
community activist Michael McMullin (Mike-d) was sentenced after a
conviction of the Charge of "Disorderly Conduct". Mr. McMullin was sentenced
to 30-Days in the Clackamas County Jail in Oregon City, assigned to complete
40 hours of community service with the "Dump Stoppers" Program (a pick-up
trash in the forest program) and was given 18-months of "Bench" Probation (A
court order by a judge to obey all laws and complete all court obligations
and is monitored by the assigning judge).

Judge Eve Miller ordered the probation to be terminated upon the completion
of the 40 hours of community service, and she also ordered that the jail
time sentence of 30 days be credited as "Timed Served", (a court phrase
permitting the time in jail that a convict has already served to be counted
toward their sentence). Mr. McMullin was ordered to pay statutory fines and
fees related to and charged to those found guilty of a crime. He was ordered
to pay $265.00 for the count-appointed attorney Mr. Bart Herron that
represented him in the 6-person Criminal Jury Trial.

Since Mr. McMullin had already served a total of over 50 days in the jail,
the judge's order meant Mr. McMullin was now completed with this part of the
judgement against him. Judge Miller also waived the "Dump Stoppers Community
Service fee. A Bond of $500.00 had been posted at the Clackamas County Jail
shortly after the start of the summer season to bail Mr. McMullin out of
jail. The Judge took all fines, fees, and court costs out of the $500.00
Bond and ordered the rest be returned to those who posted it. He was
released about five(5) hours later.

Thank you to friends and supporters who wrote Mike letters and followed his
case."

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"Prison is a weapon used by the State to crush individuals who step out of
line" (Michael Collins - former Mayday 2000 prisoner)

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