Cam Stone and those involved in trying to get four tree sitters charges dropped have collected over 600 signatures on the petition supporting the Arcadia 4 Tree Sitters and calling on the County DA, Steve Cooley to drop all charges against them.
Cam Stone, who was one of those who spearheaded the opposition to the Arcadia Oaks destruction in January will be delivering the signed petitions to Steve Cooley’s office immediately following the Board of Supervisors Meeting Tuesday morning.
Here is a list of people who have signed their names asking the District Attorney to drop all charges again those arrested.
Here is a copy of the letter:
February 14, 2011
District Attorney’s Office
County of Los Angeles
210 West Temple Street, Suite 18000
Los Angeles, CA 90012-3210
Dear District Attorney Steve Cooley,
I am deeply concerned that you are wasting public resources to prosecute four
community members who took action out of necessity to defend public land on
behalf of the community of Arcadia and the greater Los Angeles area.
On January 12, 2011 John Quigley, Andrea Bowers, Julia Jaye Posin and Travis
Jochimsen were arrested trying to prevent the destruction of what once was an 11-
acre old-growth forest in Arcadia, California. Although their efforts were peaceful
they were removed from trees, arrested and are currently facing criminal charges.
Rather than spending tax payer funds to prosecute these citizens acting on behalf
of the public good, you should be investigating the county for their deceptive,
egregious, and potentially illegal planning process that led to the destruction of these
old growth woodlands.