Thursday, January 7, 2010

USFS Report on July 3 Incident

As a reminder, the USFS created an incident at Kid Village where they fired at and hit people with pepper spray guns. This is their investigation into the matter.

The main report in PDF format is available from this page. The document is FOIAd23.pdf It's 13 MB and requires Adobe Acrobat to read. I have FOIA'd the supporting documents for the report and they will be available on this page as I receive them.

There's a good collection of information on the other side of the story here.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Update on Wyoming Court Cases

I received this email from Brian Michaels a few days ago and am passing it on.

Just an FYI, these cases stem from the incident created by the US Forest Service at Kid Village
on July 3, 2008 at the Wyoming gathering which occurred just about dinner time. (the videos you see all over the internet). Sky was the sister arrested in Kid Village. Roses was arrested up on the road following the entire parade that ended up by the USFS vehicles.

As Brian points out in his email, it was the video's that played such a huge part in this outcome. Keep them coming. I will disagree with Brian one bit - I refuse to use the word "riot" as that's the terms the USFS labeled what happened and as we all know, the cops are always the good guys in a "riot". I much prefer "incident" or "policy brutality".

At any rate, this is great news. Justice has prevailed.



it is with great delight to announce ~~~~the cases against Roses and Sky have Been DISMISSED

I having been working with these attorneys from the beginning on getting these charges dismissed; discussing all aspects of videos, witnesses and why these cases will not be tried by a US Attorney, bringing them along, resisting any plea offers..

these two women were the only ones who were arrested after the kid village police created riot and did NOT take the deal everyone else took /..

they stood their ground for us all -- and WON ~!~ they deserve our gratitude and appreciation for their courage against these monsters.

once again--- our best defense against these unruly LEO's is the truth --- and our best proof of the truth is our Videos.

without these videos, our people and the truth stand much weaker against the force of lying LEO's in Court....

earlier on, around last November, Vermin and Osey's charges were dismissed... that is a pretty good track record or Wyoming..



Thursday, August 27, 2009

Legal Update From Free Assembly Project

A big shout out to all the people helping family with legal issues. You rock!

Here's an update I received yesterday.


__PCU_//\_Free Assembly Project____
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26 August 2009 PUBLIC INFO POST

Rainbow Charges Dropped in Wyoming
~ 2 of 3 Defendants are Off the Hook

During the infamous 'Kid Village Incident' at the Rainbow Gathering in Wyoming, Skye Laurel Riggs and Rose Stanley were assaulted and charged with 'Interfering' by Forest Service LEO's.

That was July 3, 2008... since then, the criminal proceedings have dragged for nearly 14 months.
Today, with trials finally set 5 weeks away, we were informed by defense attorney Ron Kopriva that these prosecutions would be dropped: Dismissals will be filed by the U.S. Attorney's office shortly.

The remaining case against Dale Kellogg -- pulled from a car in the parking lot, tazed and beaten the day before -- is reportedly in negotiations. The driver's license and 'Resisting' citations have been dismissed, and the Government has proposed a "pre-trial diversion" on the remaining 'Interfering' charge: a year probation, then expungement. Kellogg has not yet seen the deal or instructed his attorney on what to do, but it looks like the Feds want to duck his trial too.

There is good cause for a sense of relief, but don't call these 'victories'. After enduring police violence and perjury, then protracted burdens of criminal defense, denied speedy trial, these victims have only avoided further injustice. The core issues of LEO intimidation tactics against the Gatherings will not be aired or adjudicated, and the Perp-Cops are not in jail.

Still these outcomes are instructive: In these extraordinary cases in a remote venue, what the defense lawyers needed were good info on prior 'Rainbow' cases, ready reliable witnesses & evidence, and a bit of support (and scrutiny) in the public interest. That's what we gave them... last winter when we landed solid affidavits and authenticated videos on their laps, the winds began to change.

The upshot: Predatory prosecutions prey on the weak; if they can't eat you, they won't fight. So, strong defenses are better... put up good facts, raise the big issues, get 'constitutional' about it.
And the tenacity of these defendants standing up for their rights and sticking it out -- this has been decisive. It was Roses who got 'Fed up' with the lies and delays, and pushed her lawyer in July to set a trial date... and she told him to convey a message to the U.S. Attorney: "Bring it on."

Public outrage doesn't hurt either... if you think that the U.S. Attorney should show a bit more good sense and fully dismiss the last charge against Kellogg, call him and tell him so:

Jason M. Conder, US Attorney's Office:
P O Box 449 - Lander, WY 82520
(307) 332-8195; Fax: (307) 332-7104
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Keep On Keepin' On,

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Incident Command Report

A kind brother FOIA'd the incident command report from the Wyoming Gathering 2008.
It's available here in PDF format. WARNING! It's 44 megabytes. Please download and distribute freely.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Cleanup Report

This is a cleanup report by a person who stayed to the very end of cleanup for Wyoming. It's in PDF format and very large as it has a narrative and pretty photos.

Click here for cleanup report.

There are lot of photos with voice narrative we did not use in the report. The photo name and the WAV file name are the same or similar. The Audio explains what you're seeing in the photo. You will need an appropriate media reader installed for your web browser.

To view all of them, click here.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Arrest Statistics from Wyoming Gathering

I posted some information on another blog I have based on FOIA requests to the US Forest Service and the Federal Court in Wyoming. Click here for more info. You'll find summary statistics on citations, arrests, fines gatherers paid and more. In case you were wondering how much money the kangaroo court brought in, hope on over and find out. There is also summary information by the USFS year by year on arrests and cititaions.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Defendents who were arrested at Rainbow Gathering on July 3

So the three people arrested have their court dates coming up and we are especially looking for a video that was taken up on the road as the cops were amassing and a woman was yelling at them.

I have spoken to one person who saw it at Kid Village right after the incident was over, but he does not know whose video it was or what became of it.

I have heard second hand that someone else saw it and it showed the woman being pepper sprayed.

If we don't turn up this video and/or witnesses of this portion of the event, a single mom could be sent to jail. PLEASE pass this info on to everyone you can think of. If you have info, you can send it directly to the usual Rainbow legal suspects or you can send what you have to me and I will forward it on.

Let's not allow our family to go to jail. United we stand ....