While Chris Lagergren is in the bullseye of the state repression apparatus, he is committed to animal activism and, at the same time, he is a quiet and stoic individual and, so, many do not understand what he is facing. Everyone is aware that vivisectors are seeking to silence Camille. At the moment, she faces a maximum of 9 1/2 months in jail. In contrast, prosecutors are attempting to eliminate Chris, an effective whistleblower who, at this moment, faces a potential eight years in prison. One might be inclined to conclude that Florida activists are becoming far too aggressive and present an increasing threat to animal exploiters…and perhaps this is why they are trying to make an example out of Chris.
PLEASE SUPPORT CHRIS
His legal fees are mounting and if he wins, we all win!
TRIAL UPDATE: As most of you are aware, at the pre-trial hearing on April 10, 2012, the presiding judge granted him a continuance due to the fact that two of the State’s key witnesses (former MMC Director Robt. Lingenfelser; Miami Police Sgt. Javier Ortiz), were proving difficult to serve subpoenas upon. During that proceeding, the State’s attorney proclaimed several times that they are “ready for trial”. No plea bargain was offered. While his next court hearing is on June 4, 2012; the trial date is now scheduled for June 18, 2012.
The Support Chris Lagergren group has retained additional legal counsel on the defense team to assist with the case. This co-counsel (TBA) has extensive experience with AETA law, and is nationally recognized for their work in representing animal and environmental activists. They therefore need to raise further funds to cover the basic costs of travel, accommodation and related disbursements (all professional services are being provided on a pro-bono basis). They also require the services of a researcher for the case. The estimated total expenses for this will be approximately $8,000-9,000, of which Chris currently has half. We are therefore asking for your assistance once again to help his Support Team raise approximately $5,000. We sincerely appreciate all of your continued support – including your moral support!! Donations can be made via Paypal here: http://chrislagergren.com/please-make-a-donation-to-support-chris/ Thank you!!