Criminal trespassing in the 2nd degree is punishable with up to 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine. I entered a plea of “Not guilty” before the court today for the trespassing charge against me, which refers to what happened at the Port Militarization Resistance protests earlier this week. Although the City of Tacoma generously offered me 0 days in jail and a $300 fine had I plead “Guilty” to the charge, I decided this offer was not worth letting the issue slide by unnoticed. My pre-trial hearing will be September 9th.
by Joe La SacWednesday, August 6th, 2008
Throughout the week, I have been working with other videographers from my media group in Seattle, Pepperspray Productions, to capture the week’s events at the Port of Tacoma on film. The actions this year have been different from previous Port Militarization Resistance protests, since the focus this time was not entirely at the port, where it is more difficult to perform the kinds of actions sought after. The focus has been more on autonomous actions near gates at Fort Lewis, drawing attention from the military community and the drivers on the highways.
by Joe La SacSaturday, August 2nd, 2008
This week a military ship, the USNS Brittin, was spotted loading equipment off in Tacoma. Resistance groups have mobilized, determined to stop the shipments from reaching their destinations.