Monthly Archive: January 2014

Jan 31

MI-CATS 3 Found Guilty by Jury


For Immediate Release January 31, 2014 Contact: Chloe Gleichman, Chris Wahmhoff, The trial of peaceful activists from Michigan Coalition Against Tar Sands (MI CATS) ended today with the jury finding Vicci Hamlin, Lisa Leggio, and Barb Carter guilty of both charges brought against them:  trespassing and resisting and obstructing an officer. Supporters are deeply …

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Jan 31

MI-CATS Day 4 Trial Updates


January 31st- 12:07 am Still no decision by the Jury. Although supporters have remained peaceful and respectful, the police presence has increased substantially in the courtroom. 9:00 am The jury arrived at 9 am to begin working again towards coming to a decision.(unanimous vote is required) Yesterday the jury could not reach consensus after 4.5 …

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Jan 29

Day 2 of Trial Over: Lettuce Reflect

About 40 supporters of Barb Carter, Lisa Leggio and Vicci Hamlin have been braving the cold these last couple of days to show their support for civil disobedience against the dubious corporate practices of Enbridge Energy. Folks spent an hour and a half parading outside of the Mason County Courthouse with signs reading “Jurors: Vote …

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Jan 27

MI CATS Trial Begins Today

Three defendants from the Michigan Coalition Against Tar Sands begin trial today, facing felony charges and 2-3 years in prison for peaceful protest Mason, Mich. — Michigan Coalition Against Tar Sands (MI CATS) defendants Vicci Hamlin, Lisa Leggio, and Barbara Carter are facing felony charges of resisting and obstructing for peacefully protesting the expansion of …

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Jan 20

8 Ways to Support MI CATS Felony Trial


This summer the MI CATS took non-violent direct action against tar sands infrastructure by peacefully locking down to construction equipment and halting work for a day at an Enbridge construction site on the expansion of Line 6B. This is the same pipeline that spilled over a million gallons of tar sands oil into the Kalamazoo …

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