Further harrasment of Marie Mason supporters

May 1, 2008 at 3:09 pm (Announcements and Advisories, Marie Mason)

We would like to make Marie's friends and close supporters aware that
recently individuals who have gone to visit Marie in Michigan have been
pulled over for the most minor traffic violations by local law
enforcement. A situation that should result in a warning or quick ticket
turns into an interrogation of the identity, intent, and associations
everyone in the vehicle.

We believe this to be another form of harassment and attempt to isolate
Marie likely being directed at Marie's friends and supporters from the FBI
or some other related alphabet soup gang. If you are planing on visiting
Marie it is best to give the vehicle you are traveling in a look over for
any violation that could result in a ticket. You should also have the
vehicles registration and insurance papers in order. The driver should
have a valid drivers license on him or her. This wont stop them from
pulling you over but will hopefully make the interaction go smoother.

Thanks to a recent supreme court ruling you are REQUIRED to identify
yourself to law enforcement on request. Outside of this we would like to
remind everyone that they are under no obligation whatsoever to speak with
law enforcement under any circumstances without an attorney present.
Additionally, if you do choose to speak to law enforcement, and are found
later to have been untruthful in any way, this constitutes basis for
criminal prosecution. Its perfectly legal for law enforcement to lie to
you but it is a criminal act for you to lie to them.

The National Lawyers Guild has established a hotline, 888-NLG-ECOL, for
individuals arrested, subpoenaed or questioned for offenses related to
environmental or animal activism. We encourage people to call the NLG hot
line if you are contacted by law enforcement and would like to consult
with an attorney on these matters.

We wanted to get the word out so folks will not be caught off guard if
this does happen. We are not going to allow these scare tactics to keep us
away from visiting and supporting Marie and we encourage others to do the
same. The best way to show the state that we will not be intimidated by
these petty scare tactics is to continue on with any plans to visit Marie.
Being separated from her community and young daughter is already stressful
enough on her. We cannot let the state further isolate her and intimidate
us in her time of need.

Its all about the Struggle,
Friends of Marie Mason
P.O. Box 19065
Cincinnati, OH 45219
freemarie (at) riseup.net
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