[Ibogaine] Dana's sentencing

Edward W edwardw at mtciep.com
Sun Sep 25 14:40:26 EDT 2011


Well said Jim

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Edward
edwardw at mtciep.com





On 9/25/2011 8:52 AM, Jim Hadey wrote:
>
> Dana had a decent judge I mean to listen to 4 hours
> of pleas for Dana is surprising.  The prosecutor
> wanting 8 years - 8 years can be a life sentence for
> a sixty year old guy.  The system is cracking down
> on us.  Years from now they will look back and ask
> why but in the meantime be careful for they are out
> to get ya.
>
>   - JIM
>
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> *From:* Vivienne Elanta <vivienneelanta at yahoo.com.au>
> *To:* The Ibogaine List <ibogaine at mindvox.com>
> *Sent:* Sunday, September 25, 2011 9:02 AM
> *Subject:* Re: [Ibogaine] Dana's sentencing
>
> I'm happy to hear that everything turned out to not be a complete 
> tragedy! I'm sorry for Dana's time behind bars, but it sounds like it 
> could have been much worse then it was!
>
> Blessed be
> Vivienne Elanta
>
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> *From:* Paul DeRienzo <pdr at echonyc.com>
> *To:* ibogaine at mindvox.com
> *Sent:* Thursday, 22 September 2011 4:33 PM
> *Subject:* [Ibogaine] Dana's sentencing
>
> Hi All,
>
> Just returned from Dana's sentencing in Dodgeville, Wisconsin. 
> Although it's sad to see a hero of our movement in shackles and chains 
> it was a relief to know that he has received a relatively moderate 
> sentence compared to what could have happened. Dana was sentenced to  
> two and a half years in jail minus the 257 days he's served plus any 
> other "good" time or time off for participating in various Wisconsin 
> state programs that are available to him. We hope he'll be free by 
> this time next year or earlier. I travelled to Wisconsin with my 
> partner, attorney and marijuana activist Joan Moossy and we both 
> provided extensive assistance in coordinating and transporting folks 
> to the ccourthouse. Our activities were successful in that  nearly 30 
> people made it to this remote corner of a rural state. Dana's 
> attorneys Bryan Walker and Gatewood Galbraith made an impassioned 
> defense and in what was a unique legal event the judge allowed 4 hours 
> of testimony on behalf of Dana of which all pa
> rticipated. Folks came from every corner of the country and as far as 
> New Zealand to speak on Dana's behalf. This had a great effect on the 
> judge and helped us defeat the prosecution's assertion that Dana was 
> in it just for the money. We successfully countered that dishonest 
> premise and prevented Dana from receiving the 8 years that the 
> prosecutors wanted. Joanie and I transported several people to and 
> from the courthouse, including medical marijuana patient Jacki Rickert 
> and her wheelchair. Jacki gave one of the most cogent and important 
> testimony during the sentencing hearing. Now that this part of the 
> ordeal is over I must again ask folks who can afford to help to dig 
> deep for us today. The cost of renting a large vehicle, airfare to a 
> remote destination and last minute motel rooms is a difficult expense 
> for anyone and weighs heavily on me at this time. Any assistance from 
> Dana's network of friends and associated who know of his great work 
> would be appreciated. If you hav
> e a Paypal account please use my email address pdr at echonyc.com 
> <mailto:pdr at echonyc.com> to give or write me at 199 Avenue A, #10, NY, 
> NY 10009. Thanks again for your support in these times which I know 
> are difficult for all.
>
> Paul DeRienzo
> 917-592-2281
>
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