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#21 Vapor Trails

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 12:30 AM

I read in another area that their first court date is this Thursday. So, Lucy and her friends will be in jail for a few days, at least.
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 09:25 AM

They should get at least 24 hours in the pokey for spelling "defense" the british way.  :hehe:

But seriously, I do wonder what Kevin Smith's children think about her stunt.
This would be a terrible outcome if police or ship personel got injured or killed trying to get them down.
And I wonder how appreciative her children would be if she fell and died for this attention.

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 02:04 PM

:D How she payed the bills before the Xena gig:


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Posted 27 February 2012 - 05:51 PM

From this article. Good read.

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 06:01 PM

View PostVapor Trails, on 27 February 2012 - 05:51 PM, said:



That's an excellent article.

Trial date on Thursday. Should be interesting how they got burglary out of it. Trespassing maybe.

They must have been bailed out. Haven't read that they are in jail.

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 06:55 PM

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Yup. They were bailed.

View video of Lucy talking after the arrest here.
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Posted 28 February 2012 - 06:53 AM

Here are photos of Lucy and the other protestors leaving jail after being bailed out. They are speaking to the press.
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Posted 29 February 2012 - 05:57 PM

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Lucy Lawless and six other Greenpeace protesters have had their court appearance deferred almost three weeks.

The activists were to appear in the New Plymouth District Court today but yesterday police approved a request from the protesters' Auckland solicitor to adjourn their appearance until March 20.

The seven were arrested on Monday after four days' protest atop the 53m drilling rig on the Noble Discoverer, headed for an oil drilling campaign in the Arctic, in Port Taranaki.

Yesterday, Greenpeace climate campaigner Steve Abel, of Auckland, expressed concern at the serious nature of the burglary charges.

"It is a more-severe charge than expected ... it would be more appropriate to charge them with unlawfully getting on a vessel or trespass," he said.

Greenpeace lawyers would be representing the activists in court, Mr Abel said.

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"The activists – including Lucy – took the action as a protest against Shell's intention to drill for oil in the Arctic. They understood they faced police arrest and charges, so they didn't take it lightly," he said.

"Obviously, Lucy Lawless has a completely clean record so it's an indication of how strongly she felt," Mr Abel said.

Mr Abel declined to discuss the case any further because it was now before the courts and sub judice.

It is likely the Greenpeace lawyers will strongly argue against any conviction that could result in Lawless, the star of Xena Warrior Princess and Spartacus, being barred from entry to countries such as the United States.

The maximum sentence following conviction – which is unlikely to be handed down – is 10 years' jail.

However, in the past similar protest actions had resulted in trespass convictions for activists who received penalties from fines through to community work.

Even a conviction without penalty brought consequences for the activists, he said.

Lawless, the mother of two school-age boys and an older daughter, is believed to be working in Queenstown later this week.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 06:24 AM

Really good magazine article here with Lucy about her thoughts on what she did and the arrest. It freaked her out, and she admits she would think twice about doing such a protest again. But Lucy also feels she needed to make this stand.
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Posted 18 April 2012 - 01:26 PM

http://www.nzherald....jectid=10799840

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 04:41 PM

View PostAnna, on 18 April 2012 - 01:26 PM, said:

http://www.nzherald....jectid=10799840

Latest court appearance...

They didn't enter a plea and have to go back May 3. They might be waiting to plea to a trespassing charge rather than the burglary charge.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 05:05 PM


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Posted 19 April 2012 - 01:51 PM

View PostVapor Trails, on 05 March 2012 - 06:24 AM, said:

Really good magazine article here with Lucy about her thoughts on what she did and the arrest. It freaked her out, and she admits she would think twice about doing such a protest again. But Lucy also feels she needed to make this stand.

That link doesn't work for me. Can you take a look at it?

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 03:44 PM

View PostVapor Trails, on 05 March 2012 - 06:24 AM, said:

Really good magazine article here with Lucy about her thoughts on what she did and the arrest. It freaked her out, and she admits she would think twice about doing such a protest again. But Lucy also feels she needed to make this stand.

Saul, that link points to the reply window here at EI, I think you had a c&p malfunction :upside:

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 03:58 PM

View PostEChatty, on 19 April 2012 - 03:44 PM, said:

View PostVapor Trails, on 05 March 2012 - 06:24 AM, said:

Really good magazine article here with Lucy about her thoughts on what she did and the arrest. It freaked her out, and she admits she would think twice about doing such a protest again. But Lucy also feels she needed to make this stand.

Saul, that link points to the reply window here at EI, I think you had a c&p malfunction :upside:

Been trying to find the article at the moment-no luck. A bit busy at the moment-will try and look later. ;)
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