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Support Briana Waters Pretrial Conference Hearing

Support Briana Waters Pretrial Conference Hearing on January 25, 2008, 9AM, in Tacoma, WA.
Briana Waters pretrial conference hearing is on January 25, 2008, 9AM. Please come and show support and bear witness to this event. It will be at the Tacoma Federal Courthouse on 1717 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, Wa. Please dress and act appropriate to the court. Briana Waters' trial starts on February 11, 2008 in Tacoma. This is some recent history (repost) Tacoma, Washington, U.S. - U.S. District Judge Franklin Burgess today refused to hear evidence that federal prosecutors and FBI agents had conspired to and did manipulate evidence to make their case against accused Briana Waters. Less than two weeks ago, her lawyer, Robert Bloom, filed motions that alleged that authorities committed perjury in their effort to produce evidence that pointed towards Water's guilt. Bloom asked for a conference with the judge to discuss his charges against two federal prosecutors and two FBI agents, but was turned down flat. Waters was indicted two years ago, on charges that she aided in the destruction of a research facility that was supposedly conducting dangerous genetic engineering experiments. The action was claimed in the name of the Earth Liberation Front. The state's case against her rests largely, if not entirely, on the word of two admitted arsonists who helped light the blaze and were caught or turned themselves in about two years ago. Previous article: Seattle, Washington, U.S. - The lawyer of accused Earth Liberation Front (ELF) lookout, Briana Waters, has charged that two federal prosecutors and two FBI agents committed perjury to build a case against his client. Attorney Robert Bloom filed motions for dismissal before U.S. District Judge Franklin Burgess Wednesday. Waters, 32, of Berkeley, California, is a violin teacher and the mother of small child. She was arrested in early 2006 as part of the FBI's Operation Backfire. Prosecutors say that she acted as a lookout for four individuals who started a fire, at University of Washington research facility, in 2001. The action was claimed in the name of the ELF. As for the four individuals prosecutors claim actually started the fire - two, Jennifer Kolar and Lacey Phillabaum, have been co-operating with investigators and aiding their efforts to indict others since late 2005 and early 2006. Bill "Avalon" Rodgers took his own life in an Arizona jail shortly after his arrest and Justin Solondz has yet to be arrested and is believed to be out of the country. The FBI considers Solondz a "fugitive from justice." Waters faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 35 years in federal prison, if convicted of all charges. Her lawyer claims that the report from a December, 2005 FBI interview with co-operating government witness Jennifer Kolar was doctored to include Water's name, when it initially did not. He also says that evidence of his client's innocence was suppressed. A trial date is currently set for February 11th.