Going to Court

Mules getting some rest enjoying themselves in the background the United States Court House where they will go to on the morning of November 6, 2014 to answer the charge levied upon them by the National Park Service of illegal camping (stopping to sleep for the night).

Do we have a lawyer, a well prepared case? No.

What we have is the energy of this place of one human being and his or her animal companions wandering this beautiful plant through history going back thousands of years. The Mules will bring this energy to and into the courthouse. This energy and our connection to it is truly our defense. It is our wealth. It is the reason we live one step at a time, all day, every day.

The Mules

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Hwy 101/Gilroy arrest

The Mules were arrested on southbound Highway 101 near Gilroy. The Mules were told that we were unsafe, get off or be arrested and we were arrested.

Safety is being used as a smoke screen to disguise the real reason we were arrested. The real reason is to make these public right of ways for the exclusive use of the automobile, the suburban model of getting around. All other venues of usage are to be gotten rid of. The declaration of safety is the mechanism by which the Megatropolis and this enforcement agency, the CHP, has decided to go forth with to get the job done.

We are as safe as anybody could be under those circumstances. It’s not our fault that the state of California is allowing these automobiles to move at these horrendous speeds. These speeds are killing people, maiming people, it goes on all day every day. The insurance rates are outrageous and very well understand the chances are that when you get into these automobiles with your children, your families, you’re going to turn into a bucket of blood. It happens every day, all day. These automobiles are not safe.

We move at 2-3 miles per hour. We’re not going to hurt anybody. We never have. We don’t deal out death and destruction as we go along. The automobile does. We are not going to give up our right to move freely in this country.

These public thoroughfares are all that is left. There is no other mechanism to express your right to freedom to move that body of yours from one place to the next when you choose how you choose. When that’s gone, that’s the bone of freedom you don’t have any freedom.

We are not going to give it up. Our way of life depends on moving, living with our surroundings, the trees, the grass, the brush, the insects, the animals, with a meaningful relationship, reacting to these forces all day long with our feet on the ground surrounded by that energy. We have to have the right to do that using the public thoroughfare.

We’re not going to give up that right. When the Megatropolis tries to disguise its real purpose using safety as the mechanism, it’s real purpose is to remove all other venues other than the automobile from the public right of way. It’s to get rid of us, there is no question about it.

That’s the end result as we have reported of our arrest in Gilroy. The end result is jail. They put us in jail and then they tried to commit us to a mental institution, a mental hospital for involuntary treatment, force feed us drugs, destroy our minds, destroy our ability to get back out and walk all day every day. That was attempted. Make no mistake about it, we know what was attempted. We are going to harp on this subject, talk about it. We’re not going to let it go.

Citation issued by CHP for “disobeying the lawful order of a peace officer”
Mule ppearing in court with public defender
The Mules after release from Santa Clara County Superior Court in Morgan Hill
Judge Jerome Nadler who dismissed the case based on arrest being invalid. Citation was for “disobeying the lawful order of a peace officer” when Mule refused to leave the highway. The judge determined that the Mules had a legal right to be on the highway and therefore could not be ordered to leave.
CHP Officers Report – page 1
CHP Officer’s Report – page 2
Disclosure Authorization for Patients Rights Advocacy
Disclosure Authorization for Patient Rights Advocacy – p.2
Court Document of Release 9/12/2013
Certification Review Hearing Findings regarding Section 5250 14-day involuntary treatment a person described as “gravely disabled.” It was determined that “Mr. Sears has not been prescribed any medications nor has he displayed any signs of a mental illness.”
First Notice of Certification from the jail’s psychiatric ward for involuntary 3-day treatment (Section 5150)
Final Court Dismissal
Animal Shelter charges for impounded mule
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