From this thread over at Bear Insider. Apparently, a poster there signed up for the Save The Oaks email list to keep up to date. Looks like our long regional nightmare might be over….for a while. This actually kinda sucks, because before the Spring Series of Drills (you didn’t hear?) on Saturday, I was hoping to head on over and take a series of photos with Runnie Dub with different facial expressions to create a photojournalistic narrative. A photojournalistic narrative about the oppression of Oak Trees everywhere.
And now this:
"Memorial Oak Grove protester Zachary Running Wolf was detained and jailed by University of California police Friday April 6th. Running Wolf reports that, "the charges are bogus, for alleged outstanding traffic tickets."
This arrest for ‘traffic tickets’ comes just one day after Mr. Running Wolf’s attorney’s rejected a settlement offer in a previous case brought against him by the University - and just days after legendary local defense attorney Tony Serra agreed to defend Running Wolf in that case for supposedly threatening a police officer. Based on those previous UC actions Mr. Running Wolf has publicly disclosed his intent to sue the University for false arrest and malicious prosecution that was intended to deter his free speech rights to engage in public protest. Yesterday’s arrest on traffic violations does look suspiciously like punishment for Running Wolf’s recent public statements.
Currently, Running Wolf is sitting in the Berkeley jail, awaiting bail on the traffic ticket arrest. Supporters have the necessary bail money of $500 for his release, but in order for Mr. Running Wolf to actually be released, supporters also need a co-signer who is currently employed in a regular job. (That person would not put up any money, only co-sign the release, Running Wolf conveys that he will absolutely show up on time for his hearing.) If you have any interest in being a co-signer, please call Jake from CopWatch at 510-909-2412."
Does not showering count as a regular job?
Because otherwise, Runnie Dub ain’t going anywhere for a while. What hilarity! What irony! What hilarony!
Just thought I’d post that up there. I think any modicum of political capital these Tree Huggers might have had is pretty kaput.
Also, going forward on this blog, we have a schedule of ideas looking like this: Closer look at Wonderlic questions; analysis why college baseball isn’t as popular as football and basketball; first hand (and Chron) recap of Toe v. Toe from the other day; Rugby photos; snapshot of the career of Arizona Diamondbacker Conor Jackson; more interview with Waterboy (that’s Mr. Boy to you!). So, there’s a lot on tap. Don’t change that URL!