We had a crazy day and the police were really ontop of things. At first the lower level cops showed up around 10:30 and were really cool and thought things would be chill until Mon. when the big wigs would make decisions about arrests etc. Then a little later the Chief of Police showed up and changed the whole situation. He started playing hard ball and said, "NO MATTER WHAT, HE IS COMMING OUT OF THAT TREE TODAY!". We played a little hard ball with him and soon the folks who had control over the property showed up. They were furious and wanted Adrian out of the tree even sooner than the officer. We played our little back and forth game and soon realized that we had to compromise since the media would not be there to witness the police extracting him from the tree. We did get 2 TV stations to come out and shoot the action earlier(watch ch 8 & 6 tonite. We tried to delay as much as possible and when the giant fire truck with the extension ladder showed up we knew we had to give in.
We agreed to to come down if:
1)Noone would be charged cited or arrested
2)None of our gear would be confiscated
3)We could have a meeting with Baird's staff and be allowed to have media be there afterwards
It definitly wasn't ideal, but we would have had none of that and not had media or a story.
WE PLAN ON MEETING WITH BAIRD's STAFF TOMMOROW(Mon April 17th)@ 1pm. We are having 2 events in the next 2 days. One is the meeting. Please show up if you can, and the second we are still planning on having a rally outside Baird's office on Tues. at 1pm.
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