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Alex Hundert Sentenced to 13.5 Months in Prison

by Zach Ruiter, Megan Kinch

Video by Zach Ruiter with text by Megan Kinch, Toronto Media Co-op. Read the full story here.

On June 26, 2012, Alex Hundert was sentenced to 13-and-a-half months in jail. It was the last court date from the G20 ‘conspiracy’ case, a political case that involved long term undercover cops, 17 (21 at one point) people dragged into one lumped-together court case, unprecedentedly strict bail conditions and finally a reluctant plea bargain. I’m trying to write dispassionately to some extent, like a journalist, but I’m remembering last year, on the G20 anniversary: Alex and I were working together editing the last issue of The Spoke, the TMC broadsheet founded to cover the G20 protests. He helped write and edit the issue, but couldn’t help distribute it as he wasn’t allowed anywhere near the protest due to his bail conditions. Now his bail is over and he’s serving over a year a jail, mainly, in my opinion, for being an effective organizer who helped bridge the divide between the radical settler left and indigenous struggles, especially at Six Nations and Grassy Narrows... [more: http://toronto.mediacoop.ca/node/11534]

Thank-you to Adam MacIsaac for input on the video. Thank-you to Darryl Richardson for April 28th footage. Music sampled in the video is 'Conspiracy Rap' Test Their Logik.

Zach Ruiter and Megan Kinch are members of the Toronto Media Co-op.This video was originally published by the Toronto Media Co-op.

Geography: Ontario

July 6, 2012

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