Arnold Law (Eugene, Oregon)
Message From Pete Santilli --
Transcribed word for word -- (donation link at bottom)
Deb has told me how awesome your page is and I just wanted... you to know how proud I am of you all.
It's so easy to get caught up in despair here.
Even though Deb does a good job protecting me from the negativity, I just know for sure is coming from "the other side", still, I can only imagine the stress being put on some, if not all of you for going against the "normal" out there in Harney County.
Just stand firm and you'll be just fine.
When you said, Harney County Strong you weren't kidding -- I've never met people more strong than you all.
They scooped me up so fast I didn't get a chance to thank you guys for everything. I am so grateful.
The prosecutors argument is that somehow my/our speech and mere presence in Harney County -- struck FEAR in the hearts of EVERYONE who lived there --
That even the mention of my/our name sent shivers down the spine of locals to the point we should all of us be locked up for the rest of our life for the fear we caused --
Funny I never once got that impression ---
Even the folks who hated me were fearless enough to boo me for saying "what about the constitution" at a public meeting.
heck I was even invited to move there and run the radio station -- Which is something I haven't ruled out if/when I get out of here.
The lady who owns the print shop in-town called me a " loud mouthed nut-case" as she was taking "my money" one day -- I made her give me a hug -- After that she was a lot friendlier:-) That's about as aggressive as I ever got with anyone!!
I remember asking myself why WARD and GRASTY were carrying on so about people being afraid, because I never saw -- not one time --- when I was there -- a single person in Harney County who would lower themselves to the idea of being afraid of ANYTHING, let alone a talkshow host from Cincinnati Ohio --
But Sadly, Now I know -- "THEY WERE BUILDING THEIR CASE AGAINST US" It won't matter much that their case is built on a lie when it's presented to a liberal jury overseen by a liberal Judge --
So I beg you -- Please write my attorney and tell him of your willingness to testify on my behalf --
Tell him how you knew me --- How you spent time with me -- and how I interacted with you --
In your letters answer the questions --
Did you ever see me with a weapon?
Did I ever say something to you that made you think I was going to physically harm you or anyone else?
If you were more afraid of "law enforcement" in your town/county -- Outside presence -- like for example -- The FBI -- OSP -- Tribal Police -- Other county LEO re: LEO not from Harney -- Or even WARD and his crew for that matter --- Then please state that with an explanation in the letter --
It is my/our attorney's job to give a voice to the other side of the story -- Believe me -- WARD and GRASTY will not pass up the chance to take the stand and testify against me/us -- Please - Please - Please - Don't let them be the last voice representing you when OUR cases go to trial -- All the guys being held as political prisoners need this same support.
I LOVE YOU ALL
P.S. JAIL SUCKS
Pete's Attorney's Contact Info
Thomas K. Coan
Criminal Defense Attorney
1001 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 1400
Portland, Oregon 97204
WS - http://www.tomcoan.com/index.html
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If you know something, if you saw something, if you experienced the opposite of what our Freedom fighters are being jailed for (causing fear) please come forward and share your experience.
If you were caused fear by the FBI or you have something to share that would help our political prisoners please contact me.
Do the right thing.
If you wish to remain anonymous let me know. I will protect that. Some of you who are reading this right now have in...formation that could help, but because of fear you have chosen to remain silent.
Let me share something personal with you.
Last night I laid in bed and cried.
No 4 year old daddy's girl should have to explain to someone that she doesn't want to eat because she has butterflies in her tummy. She watches out her window and waits and longs for her daddy to come home.
There are wives and mothers of even 6 children who are struggling to make ends meet, to provide care, and to even have energy to keep up with the daily tasks of life all by themselves.
Our neighborhood, our community loves Ammon Bundy.
It is not uncommon to see him out and about serving and helping here.
We need more people like Ammon Bundy in our neighborhood, in our town, and in our country. We miss him and I'm sure other communities would say the same thing of our other political prisoners wherever they live.
Please help us bring these men home to their wives and their children.
They don't belong in jail.
They aren't a threat to anybody.
Please help us.
Please help the children be reunited with their daddy's.