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#613276 - 03/04/08 01:37 PM Tre Arrow gets new Digs.
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Willamette Week (Portland, OR)
Tre Arrow Pleads Not Guilty, Trial Set for May
March 3rd 2008 4:44pm
http://wweek.com/wwire/?p=10954

Environmental activist Tre Arrow entered a not guilty plea and U.S.
Magistrate Judge Dennis J. Hubel set a trial date of May 6 in a small
courtroom filled to occupancy in Portland's Federal Courthouse at 1:30
pm Monday.

Arrow, who returned to Oregon last Friday night after losing his fight
against extradition, faces felony charges including conspiracy, arson,
attempted arson and use of destructive devices (incendiaries).

A crowd of about 20 braved Portland's notorious mist in front of the
courthouse beforehand in support of Arrow in the city where his
environmental radicalism began.

The supporters congregated in peaceful protest to play drums, blow
bubbles and wave signs.

"Whether or not you agree with his political beliefs, in America you
deserve a free trial," said supporter Chani Geigle-Teller, 25, as she
held one end of a large "Free Tre Arrow" banner.

The charges are a result of Arrow allegedly setting aflame trucks
belonging to Ross Island Sand and Gravel Company and Schoppert Logging
Company in 2001.

Arrow spent 20 months as a fugitive in Canada before being arrested in
2004 for shoplifting a pair of bolt cutters and has since battled
extradition to the United States.

Prosecutor and Assistant United States Attorney Stephen Peifer says if
Arrow is found guilty of the crimes, he faces life in prison.

Arrow's sister, Shawna Scarpitti, 38, spoke with Arrow Sunday evening
and says, "his spirits are high."

She has not seen her brother since last April and hopes to get a
face-to-face with him this evening.

"The charges he faces are property damage," she says. "He's completely
innocent."

Arrow is being held in Multnomah County Detention Center.

There was speculation in the courtroom that Arrow would be detained
until trial in Sheridan, Oregon, at which point Loney requested of the
judge that Arrow be held locally for easier trial preparation.

His detention location remains unconfirmed as Hubel replied that the
matter should be taken up with the U.S. Marshal.

Other issues brought before the court included Peifer stating that he
received a phone call Monday morning from attorney Andrew Bates, who
says Loney's representation of Arrow presents a conflict of interest.

Bates represented Jacob Sherman, another defendant in Arrow's case who
pleaded guilty to arson charges and completed a 41-month federal
prison term. Bates contends there is a conflict because Loney works in
Belmont Law Center with attorney Stu Sugarman, who also represented
Sherman.

"There's no actual conflict of interest here at all," Loney told the
judge. "We had separate practices and just shared a waiting room and
copier like many other Portland lawyers."

Hubel said Bates can move for a disqualification if desired, and the
issue was not discussed further.

Loney also requested before the court that Arrow's raw vegan dietary
needs of his strict Buddhist practice be accommodated while in
confinement.

Hubel said it would be appropriate for those to be accommodated as
soon as possible.

The arraignment took all of 20 minutes, and as Arrow took one last
glimpse of the crowd, he bowed to his supporters with his long curly
black hair falling around his face and whispered, "Namaste."

His calm demeanor and publicized spirituality seem contradictory to
his government label as a terrorist.

His sister, Scarpitti, blames the fear-based post-9/11 climate for
what she calls an unfair application of the term "terrorist" to Arrow.

"He protected nature on a ledge for 11 days and ran for congress,"
says Scarpitti, who believes Arrow's scaling of the Regional U.S.
Forest Service headquarters in Portland in 2000 to protest logging in
Mount Hood National Forest was instrumental in canceling the Eagle
timber sale. "He's not some covert guy living in a cave."
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#613278 - 03/04/08 01:38 PM Re: Tre Arrow gets new Digs. [Re: Mira Trapper]
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Completely innocent.... \:D \:D \:D
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#613305 - 03/04/08 01:51 PM Re: Tre Arrow gets new Digs. [Re: Mira Trapper]
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More nonsense from the ARA support group.


Willamette Week (Portland, OR)
Tre Arrow Pleads Not Guilty, Trial Set for May
March 3rd 2008 4:44pm

http://wweek.com/wwire/?p=10954

Environmental activist Tre Arrow entered a not guilty plea and U.S.
Magistrate Judge Dennis J. Hubel set a trial date of May 6 in a small
courtroom filled to occupancy in Portland's Federal Courthouse at 1:30
pm Monday.

Arrow, who returned to Oregon last Friday night after losing his fight
against extradition, faces felony charges including conspiracy, arson,
attempted arson and use of destructive devices (incendiaries).

A crowd of about 20 braved Portland's notorious mist in front of the
courthouse beforehand in support of Arrow in the city where his
environmental radicalism began.

The supporters congregated in peaceful protest to play drums, blow
bubbles
and wave signs.


Wonder how Bubba feels about that?

"Whether or not you agree with his political beliefs, in America you
deserve a free trial," said supporter Chani Geigle-Teller, 25, as she
held one end of a large "Free Tre Arrow" banner.


Which is why he is headed for trial and not set FREE despite her BANNER.

The charges are a result of Arrow allegedly setting aflame trucks
belonging to Ross Island Sand and Gravel Company and Schoppert Logging
Company in 2001.


Arrow spent 20 months as a fugitive in Canada before being arrested in
2004 for shoplifting a pair of bolt cutters and has since battled
extradition to the United States.


Not the sharpest knife in the drawer as he got arrested as an international criminal steeling bolt cutters>

Prosecutor and Assistant United States Attorney Stephen Peifer says if
Arrow is found guilty of the crimes, he faces life in prison.


Glad he found the BOLT CUTTERS so appealing.


Arrow's sister, Shawna Scarpitti, 38, spoke with Arrow Sunday evening
and says, "his spirits are high."

She has not seen her brother since last April and hopes to get a
face-to-face with him this evening.

"The charges he faces are property damage," she says. "He's completely
innocent."


Arrow is being held in Multnomah County Detention Center.

There was speculation in the courtroom that Arrow would be detained
until trial in Sheridan, Oregon, at which point Loney requested of the
judge that Arrow be held locally for easier trial preparation.

His detention location remains unconfirmed as Hubel replied that the
matter should be taken up with the U.S. Marshal.

Other issues brought before the court included Peifer stating that he
received a phone call Monday morning from attorney Andrew Bates, who
says Loney's representation of Arrow presents a conflict of interest.

Bates represented Jacob Sherman, another defendant in Arrow's case who
pleaded guilty to arson charges and completed a 41-month federal
prison term. Bates contends there is a conflict because Loney works in
Belmont Law Center with attorney Stu Sugarman, who also represented
Sherman.

"There's no actual conflict of interest here at all," Loney told the
judge. "We had separate practices and just shared a waiting room and
copier like many other Portland lawyers."

Hubel said Bates can move for a disqualification if desired, and the
issue was not discussed further.

Loney also requested before the court that Arrow's raw vegan dietary
needs of his strict Buddhist practice be accommodated while in
confinement.


Hubel said it would be appropriate for those to be accommodated as
soon as possible.

The arraignment took all of 20 minutes, and as Arrow took one last
glimpse of the crowd, he bowed to his supporters with his long curly
black hair falling around his face and whispered, "Namaste."

His calm demeanor and publicized spirituality seem contradictory to
his government label as a terrorist.

His sister, Scarpitti, blames the fear-based post-9/11 climate for
what she calls an unfair application of the term "terrorist" to Arrow.

"He protected nature on a ledge for 11 days and ran for congress,"
says Scarpitti, who believes Arrow's scaling of the Regional U.S.
Forest Service headquarters in Portland in 2000 to protest logging in
Mount Hood National Forest was instrumental in canceling the Eagle
timber sale. "He's not some covert guy living in a cave."



Not now, as he is living in a Jail Cell but we do have Caves in Canada. Maybe he needed the bolt cutters to get access to one of those caves?
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#629672 - 03/13/08 01:51 PM Re: Tre Arrow gets new Digs. [Re: Mira Trapper]
Mira Trapper Offline
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Registered: 09/17/07
Posts: 2489
Loc: Cape Breton Island Nova Scotia
Major surprise here. Tre Arrow going to besmirch his fellow activists. How expected is this?? Lawyers must get a blast out of how easy it is to turn these self righteous hypocrites, onto each others throats.



Willamette Week Arrow's Shield, Tre Arrow's defense? Spotlighting the activists who ratted him out.BY JAMES PITKIN March 12th, 2008

http://wweek.com/editorial/3418/10513/

Tre Arrow's courtroom defense strategy appears poised to cast doubt on his fellow environmental activists, who accused Arrow of helping blowup two logging trucks and a front-end loader near Eagle Creek in 2001.

In court documents filed March 4, Arrow's defense attorneys asked federal prosecutors to hand over cooperation agreements the feds struck with Jake Sherman, Jeremy Rosenbloom and Angie Cesario.

The three faced life in prison in connection with the Eagle Creek bombings. All three named Arrow in exchange for sentences of 41months.

After nearly four years in Canadian prisons fighting extradition to the United States, Arrow ("Grooming an Elf," WW, Nov. 26, 2003) gave up that battle and returned to Portland on Feb. 29 to face charges in connection with the Eagle Creek bombings and a similar attack on gravel trucks in Portland in 2001.

The charismatic 34-year-old Arrow has been painted by the FBI as an"eco-terrorist" and now faces life in prison.


Arrow's supporters have long held there were large discrepancies in what his three college-aged accusers told investigators. Specifically,it's believed Sherman said Arrow masterminded the attack, whereas Rosenbloom and Cesario said Sherman was the leader.

Bruce Ellison, one of Arrow's attorneys, says no one knows for sure what the three said until the feds hand over several key documents,including papers that U.S. prosecutors filed with the Supreme Court of British Columbia.

"I think that the Canadian documents do suggest some discrepancy,"Ellison says.

Paul Loney, another Arrow defense attorney, questions whether the three accusers can be trusted at all, given that prosecutors offered them reduced sentences. "They had every incentive to name Tre," Loney says.

Arrow's attorneys also asked prosecutors in the new court documents to hand over "any psychological or psychiatric evaluations of Jacob Sherman from 2001 through the present." That suggests they may call into question Sherman's competence as a witness against Arrow.


Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen Peifer, the lead prosecutor, declined to discuss the case or to confirm whether any such psychiatric evaluations exist. U.S. District Judge James Redden gave Peifer until Thursday, March 13, to hand over the documents.


When Sherman was sentenced in 2003, his family and friends described him as a troubled young man whose family was struck by tragedy. When Sherman was 12, his mother ­a police officer in training ­was raped by a fellow cadet. His parents separated one year later.

Sherman's mother said she suffered post-traumatic stress disorder,panic attacks and depression. Sherman and his two siblings all went on medication for attention-deficit disorder, she wrote, and in 1999,when Sherman was 17, he went through drug treatment for marijuana.


Family members recounted how Sherman entered Portland State University, met Arrow and radically changed his lifestyle. He became a vegan, and ceased to bathe or wear shoes.

"It was like he was brainwashed," wrote Carol Culbertson, Sherman's grandmother. "Up until then Jacob would never think of damaging someone's property.… I feel Jacob is a fall guy for Tre Arrow.


" FACT: Arrow is being held in Multnomah County Detention Center until his trial, scheduled for May 6. Read an update from Arrow written from his Portland jail cell at tre arrow.org.



I can hear the Tre Arrow canary sing about how he was duped all the way up here in Canada but I doubt the legal Eagles will be swallowing that song.
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