Update 15th July 2012: Camille Marino is in jail
Notorious vivisector Donal O’Leary paid for Camille Marino to be jailed for 31 days in February 2012 and extradited from Florida to Michigan on 5 counts of “criminal contempt” because she refused to remove his information from negotiationisover.net.
Following an act of civil disobedience in May 2012, he had her charged with two 5-year felonies. She was free on a $25,000 bond until her probable cause hearing on Friday, July 13. O’Leary had a Special Prosecutor appointed to get her bond revoked on that day. The judge declared Camille, “a danger to society,” and threw her back in jail on a $500,000 bond. Her entire defense rests on the right to free speech guaranteed by the 1st amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
The best way to support Camille is to send a contribution to her legal fund via PayPal.
The immediate goal is $8,000 to pay the attorney handling the defense and the court fees. Write to Camille at the jail where she awaits trial. Be sure to include your name and address in the body of the letter, so she can respond even if she is not given the mailing envelope.
Camille Marino #2012016853, 570 Clinton Street, Detroit MI 48226, USA
Update 02nd May 2012:
Animal rights activist Camille Marino was arrested this afternoon after chaining herself to Wayne State University’s undergraduate library in protest of her ban from campus.
Marino, of Wildwood, Florida, was banned from campus last fall after writing graphic blog posts about Wayne State University medical school professor and researcher Donal O’Leary and his research on dogs.
O’Leary received a personal protection order from Wayne County courts ordering Marino to take down his home address and phone number from her blog posts.
Marino was due in court today to challenge the order, but that hearing was delayed while she switched attorneys. She has been arguing her posts are protected speech.
Marino and a handful of activists had scheduled a protest for 1 p.m. at WSU, but she arrived early, around noon, and chained herself to the library’s front door with a bicycle lock. She placed a gag across her mouth in protest.
Campus police responded quickly, cut her lock with bolt cutters and arrested her, said WSU spokesman Matt Lockwood.
An arraignment date has not yet been set.
“Wayne State is dedicated to protecting its faculty and has barred Ms. Marino from its campus,” Lockwood said in a statement. “Ms. Marino openly flouted the personal protection order and ignored an order to appear on contempt of court charges.”
“Professor O’Leary is engaged in important research attempting to determine the causes of certain cardiac distress.”
Marino knew she was likely to be arrested today when she showed up on campus, said Agatha Maksymiak, of London, Ontario, Marino’s friend and fellow activist.
“She came to campus because she does not believe unjust laws should silence her,” Maksymiak said. “Donal O’Leary is paid by WSU with taxpayer dollars to torture shelter dogs.”
Marino is accused of writing graphic posts on her web site, which include a litany of abuses she claims O’Leary committed against dogs, along with suggestions of what she wants to happen to O’Leary in return.
Marino’s first blog post about O’Leary was Oct. 22. Titled, “Donal O’Leary: Federally-Funded Sadist Tortures Shelter Dogs to Death at Wayne State,” it included his home address and phone number, along with his WSU e-mail address, phone number and address.
The same day, she sent O’Leary an e-mail at his WSU address that included a link to her blog, court records show.
“I hope you never have another peaceful night’s sleep. … I hope you wake up in a cold sweat every time you hear a creek in your blood-money mansion,” the e-mail said. “Mostly, I hope you die a slow
painful death comparable to those you forced your victims to endure.
Please don’t interpret this as a threat. It’s merely my most fond wishes for you.”
O’Leary filed a request for a personal protection order, which the court granted Oct. 31. The order bars Marino from posting O’Leary’s home information and was served on her in Florida on Nov. 3.
Hours after being served, Marino republished O’Leary’s home information, records show.
“You are a war criminal,” that post said. “Laws that protect you at the expense of the innocent are unjust and are, therefore, null and void.”
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Update 06th March 2012:
Camille was released on bail bond on today until her court hearing on 2nd May while she awaits verdict on whether the First Amendment protects her blog posts about Wayne State University researcher (vivisector) Donal O’Leary.
Update 4th February 2012:
Yesterday, Camille Marino was arrested at a vivisection protest and funeral for monkeys killed in University of Florida’s “research” labs.
Camille was not told why she was arrested, but since has found out that vivisector Donal O’Leary is personally paying for her to be extradited to Michigan, where she is considered to be a fugitive because of a warrant issued related to Negotiation is Over displaying his home address. Camille’s house was also searched and raided.
Camille Marino is the founder and director of Negotiation Is Over (www.negotiationisover.net), a global network of progressive and militant animal liberationists. For 4 years, she has sought to shatter abusers anonymity, expose them to the light of day, and push every boundary along the way. After winning a lawsuit against the University of Florida on December 30, 2011, the systematic damage inflicted by her local group, NIO Florida, threatened to shutdown their primate experimentation program. UF orchestrated Marino’s arrest at a protest on February 4, 2012 to silence her. A misdemeanour contempt of court charge in Michigan was amended into a felony allowing them to extradite her and get her out of the state. Now classified as a fugitive, she is a prisoner of war being held without bond.
Funds for Camille Marino are being collected through PayPal at email@example.com.
Birthday: 5th July