Moncton, New Brunswick – The afternoon session of day two of the trial of Germaine ‘Junior’ Breau and Aaron Francis, two members of the Mi’kmaq Warriors Society who have been incarcerated since an October 17th raid against their anti-shale gas encampment, saw the first of the Crown’s supposed ‘eye-witnesses’ take the stand.
Jason Augustine sentenced to 18 months of probation, ordered to stay way from exploration activities
CBC News, May 27, 2014
A man from Elispogtog First Nation has pleaded guilty to five charges related to anti-shale gas protests last year, including one that ended in a violent clash with RCMP.
Jason Augustine, 34, appeared in Moncton provincial court on Monday and was sentenced to 18 months of probation.
He was also ordered to stay at least one kilometre away from any shale gas exploration activities or protests. Read the rest of this entry
Mi’kmaq Warrior’s on Trial: Up all night with a license to kill – October 17th raid planned for maximum confrontation
by Miles Howe, Halifax Media Coop, April 4, 2014
Moncton, New Brunswick – The fourth day of the trial of Germaine ‘Junior’ Breau and Aaron Francis focused on the testimony of four RCMP officers who were engaged in sweeping through the field in which the main tent encampment of the anti-shale gas protest was located.
While earlier testimonies throughout the week have come from officers with a backside view of Breau – who is standing trial for five counts of pointing a firearm – the officers who took the stand today all testified that they were in the line of fire, and actually had the barrel of the rifle pointed at them.
Reclaim Turtle Island, April 3, 2014
The Mi’kmaq Warriors, Germaine Jr Breau & Aaron Francis who have been held in custody since the day of the raid on Oct 17th, are now facing trial in Moncton courts. They are currently facing indictable charges for being true to their inherent responsibilities as L’nu people by protecting the lands and waters against corporate imperialists, SWN.
Mi’kmaq Warrior’s Trial Day 3: “I was never able to see Germaine Breau point the rifle at any officers.”
Second full day of police testimony does not confirm a pointing gun
Moncton, New Brunswick – Day three of the trial of Germaine ‘Junior’ Breau and Aaron Francis continued today. The main matter before the court is whether Breau is guilty of five counts of pointing a firearm and whether Francis is guilty of four Molotov cocktail-related charges stemming from the RCMP raid of the anti-shale gas encampment along highway 134 that took place on October 17th.
Crown’s first ‘eye-witnesses’ take stand; inconclusive on gun pointing, cocktail throwing
Germain Junior Breau, Aaron Francis face a combined 17 charges from last year’s shale gas protests
CBC News, April 2, 2014
Several police witnesses took the stand in Moncton on Wednesday at the trial of two protesters arrested in the aftermath of last year’s violent clashes between New Brunswick RCMP and anti-shale gas activists.
The cross examination of Tactical boss Sergeant Bernard, as Mi’kmaq Warriors trial continues
by Miles Howe, Halifax Media Coop, April 2, 2014
Moncton, New Brunswick – Day two of the trials of Germaine ‘Jr’ Breau and Aaron Francis, the incarcerated members of the Mi’kmaq Warriors Society, continues today.
Global News/The Canadian Press, March 7, 2014
REXTON, N.B. – A 20-year-old Nova Scotia man has been charged with allegedly throwing Molotov cocktails at police during a shale gas protest in New Brunswick last fall that turned violent. Read the rest of this entry
Documents give new insight into clash between police and anti-shale gas protesters in October
CBC News, Feb 19, 2014
A provincial court judge has granted an RCMP request to have access to videotape and photographs taken by CBC and four other media organizations during a clash between police and anti-shale gas protesters in Rexton, N.B., last October. Read the rest of this entry