Two days before MI CATS members Lisa, Barb, and Vicci will face their sentencing hearing, 60,000 petition signatures were printed and delivered to Judge Collette. Michelle, MI CATS member and a member of the community impacted by the 2010 Enbridge spill, delivered them to the courthouse this afternoon.
On Wednesday Judge Collette will decide what the consequences will be for the three convicted of felony and misdemeanor charges. The most serious charge they are facing is a felony for resisting and obstructing an officer, which could carry 2-3 years in prison and should usually be applied to individuals who have had physical altercations with officers. Because of the peaceful nature of their actions and the outpouring of national and local support the three ladies have received, we are hoping that Judge Collette will be lenient in his sentencing.