A man who was caught in a scuffle with officers over his possession of marijuana decided to engage in an act of civil disobedience.
After the initial incident, in which excessive force is anyone's guess, Roger Pion decided to protest being brought up on charges for having a substance that should not be illegal by driving his tractor over all of the police vehicles at his local station. There were no officers in the vehicles at the time, so no one was hurt and only monetary damages were incurred by the department. Despite this, Roger has been brought up on charges including "aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer".
While we don't deny that what he did was wrong, it's called civil disobedience for a reason. No one was hurt and it was clear that this was a political protest against the enforcement of unjust charges/laws regarding marijuana.
The money donated is not going to fight his guilt, but to stand with Roger by trying to assist his inevitable monetary fees that will come as a result of his protest. His bail is the goal set for this campaign, but the estimated costs for his disobedience is around $250,000. Assuming he is charged with an accurate assessment of the damages, this campaign's goal is to have the court costs waiting for Roger once the verdict is issued.
Hopefully as soon as the verdict is in, we will be able to pay for the damages of the incident and free our anti-prohibition peaceful protest hero Roger Pion!
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NOTE: We do not encourage people to take similar actions, as they are highly dangerous. However, in this specific case, a man clearly went out of his way to make sure no one was harmed when he took action before peacefully surrendering himself to the police; that is someone we want to stand by.