Monday, June 18, 2007

9/11 Political Prisoner Michael Cook's Medication Hearing Set for July 3rd

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v911t Member, 9/11 Political Prisoner Michael Cook's Medication
Set for July 3rd

Mike Cook is a nice guy who has been going through an ordeal that
boggle the imaginations of Orwell and Kafka. Please consider showing
in Covington, KY July 3rd for the medication hearing. The more folks
show up, the more obvious it is that Mike isn't the only one who holds
these views. If even a small fraction of the 100 million Americans who
think 9/11 was an inside job descended on Covington, we might get some
very interesting major media coverage. (The corporate media likes to
report 9/11 stories that include a "truthers are crazy" angle, and
is one that might be too tempting for them to resist, but could easily
backfire on them.)

-Kevin Barrett

Email from Karl Pavloff:

Michael Cook's court hearing on whether the government can forcibly
medicate Mike with antipsychotics (because he thinks '9/11 was an
job') is coming up on July 3 in Covington, KY. I plan on taking off
that day to stand outside of the courthouse holding a 9/11 Truth sign
and handing out flyers and dvds. You are all welcome to join me if you
can. The more 9/11 Truth presence the better. I have been in email
contact with Alfons from Veterans For 9/11 Truth (
<> ) and he is also trying to get people to
outside of the courthouse on July 3.

Here's the latest news on Mike's case: (also posted on <> )

A friend of mine here in the Cincinnati area was sent (involuntarily)
a psychiatric ward because he believes 9/11 WAS AN INSIDE JOB! After
that he was arrested for possession of firearms (he had previously
owned) which is illegal if you have been sent to a psychiatric ward. A
CATCH-22. So Michael has been in prison from November 2006 and there
remains. The psychologists and psychriatrists at the Federal Medical
Center where he is being held want to force Michael to take
antipsychotic drugs for his 'views' and in order to stand trial.
is... Mike Cook is NOT mentally ill. He is being railroaded to prison
based on judicial ignorance and incompetence.

You can read about Michael's ordeal at:\
tml> Also, you can follow Mike Cook's story at
<> and <> .

The memorandum below was filed by Michael Cook's attorney on May 14,
2007. Michael is scheduled for a hearing on July 3, 2007 at 9:30 in
United States District Court Eastern District Of Kentucky. Michael
be present at the Kentucky hearing via video conferencing from his
detention facility in Butner, North Carolina FEDERAL MEDICAL CENTER!!!



The Government has moved the Court to order the involuntary
administration of antipsychotic medications to Michael Cook in an
attempt to restore him to competency to stand trial. The record does
include any allegation that Michael is a danger to himself or others.
the contrary, the April 16, 2007 report provide to the Court by Drs.
Cochrane and Herbal states that Michael resided in an open mental
unit, quickly adjusted to the routine, was never observed becoming
confused or disoriented, was behaviorally stable, never exhibited any
bizarre or disruptive behavior, did not violate any institutional
was never observed responding to internal stimuli (i.e.
was routinely observed reading, socializing with his peers, and
in activities on the unit without incident. (April 26, 2007 Report of
Drs. Cochrane and Herbal, page 4, 1st full paragraph). Michael simply
maintains a view of certain historical events that is different from
majority of people. However, there are many books, articles, internet
sites, DVD's, CDs, and movies that appear to indicate that Michael is
not the only person that maintains this particular view. Other than
particular viewpoint, there does not appear to be any evidence of
that Michael is suffering from a mental illness.

The indictment in this matter alleges the mere possession of certain
firearms. The types of firearms set forth in the indictment are the
normally possessed by individuals for sporting and collecting
There are no allegations of any use of the firearms by Michael. The
issue in this case is whether Michael should be forced to take
medication against his will solely in an attempt to restore him
competency to stand trial.

Michael Cook, through counsel respectfully requests the Court to deny
the Government's Motion. Alternatively, an evidentiary hearing to
address the the factors established in Sell v. United States, 539 U.S.
166, 179 (2003) is requested.


If you know of anyone you know who may be able to help Mike Cook from
being forcibly medicated and kept in a Federal Medical Center for
another six months or much longer please contact me via email at:
Cincy911Truth@... <mailto:Cincy911Truth@...>

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