FREE ZACHARY RUNNING WOLF
Zachary Runningwolf has been cruelly and unconscionably detained by an overzealous Berkeley police officer. Said officer over-reacted to some innocuous comments made by Zachary at the sacred Indian Burial Ground/Old-Growth Forest. Quoth Zachary: "You're going to get yours...we're going to do what we have to...we're going to shoot you (expletive)."
As clarified by fellow tree-sitter Terri Compost, Runningwolf was clearly referring to the Mayan calendar. If the University truly cared about justice and decency, they would assign a more sensitive police force with a firmer grasp of esoteric Mesoamerican cultural references to the glade. I mean, is that too much to ask for in the year 2007?
Why can't the UC recognize that Zachary is a leader for the 85,000 Native Americans living in the Bay Area? That his impressive list of accomplishments includes giving up his car (and associated payments) five years ago and inspiring us all by riding a bicycle to and from protest sites? That despite being an important Native American Leader/Elder, he has no income or assets of any sort, and is therefore pure as the driven snow that today blankets his home reservation in Montana? That he will put the public good above his own safety time and again? I mean, just read his own words to get a sense of what an innovative, yet basically balanced leader he is.
Free Zachary Runningwolf! For the love of all that is Good and Holy, do not silence this courageous and entertaining voice of the people.