November 16, 2015 | Bill Wylie – Kellerman | Detroit, MI
On November 18 at 8:30am members of the Homrich 9 are scheduled to go to trial in 36th District Court before Judge Ruth Garrett Marian Kramer and Bill Wylie-Kellermann are slated to be heard by a jury, the remainder of the group (Hans Barbe, Marianne McGuire, David Olson, Jim Perkinson, and Kim Redigan), by bench trial before the judge. As allowed by her order the latter group are preparing a necessity/duress defense which presents the moral sanity of their action justified in the face of unaffordable rate- hikes , massive water shut offs, public health crises, privatization, and a non-elected government violating public trust and human rights. The trial could last anywhere from 3 to 7 days. Please help us pack the courtroom.
Please attend as many of these events on Wednesday 11/18 as you are able:
8:00am Press Conference outside of courthouse
8:30am In the courtroom- jury selection should begin
12noon rally on the plaza in front of the court
1:00pm (of by the judges schedule) afternoon session of case
4:30pm debrief day together and planning for the next, at place nearby
Other events surrounding and related: 6pm Tuesday evening 11/17 Main Library, showing of Kate Levy’s water film, Detroit Minds Dying, which in part portrays the action; Thursday evening 6pm DIA- Judges Rhodes and Rosen of bankruptcy and Grand theft infamy, receive the Dennis Archer Public Service award from Detroit Bar Association. Leafleting, banners, light, and events preceding.
Thanks to all,
Bill Wylie-Kellerman for the 9