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Jailed Mi’kmaq warrior now faces 19 charges

Germain Breau originally charged with 4 offences related to Oct. 17 demonstration

CBC News, Dec 19, 2013New Brunswick Oct 17 6 defendants

A 21-year-old New Brunswick man now faces 19 criminal charges in connection with his actions during an anti-shale gas protest clash with RCMP on Oct. 17 in Kent County.

Germain Breau has been in custody since that date when he was arrested by RCMP on Route 134 near Rexton. Read the rest of this entry

Mi’kmaq warrior James Pictou sentenced, released from jail

James Pictou on his release from jail Dec 17, imprisoned since Oct 17, 2013.

James Pictou on his release from jail Dec 17, imprisoned since Oct 17, 2013.

by Warrior Publications, Dec 17, 2013

James Pictou, one of the Mi’kmaq warriors arrested during the October 17, 2013, assault by RCMP against anti-fracking blockade in Mi’kmaq territory (in New Brunswick) has been sentenced and released from jail.

Pictou was charged with Threats to officer, Mischief, Not keeping the peace, Obstruction At large, Assault with bear spray, and Uttering threat to a police dog.  On Dec 17 he plead guilty to all charges.  His sentence includes 2 years probation, 9 months house arrest (3 months house arrest, 6 months curfew from 9pm – 7am), he is prohibited from entering Kent County (the site of the anti-fracking blockade), and must pay $4,500.   Read the rest of this entry