What do we know about Adam Bennett aka Lorax? We know he has dedicated his life to helping others. Prior to his arrest, he was employed as Fundraising Manager at Cancer Wellness and Support Organization. He lost his job following his arrest. Lorax has been placed on strict bail conditions which restrict his internet use to banking and legal purposes only, basically silencing the man who has spoken for so many. While out on bail, he continues to volunteer his time as lifesaving Director for Scarboro Surf Lifesaving Club and has completed one successful save in January, 2015.
Freeanons was contacted by Alex Poucher on Sunday, February 21 requesting assistance with his Gofundme campaign for the 3 years in prison and $12,000 in fines he claims he is facing for his actions in Ferguson, MO. A member of FreeAnons offered to spend the day on Monday assisting Alex in locating legal representation for his upcoming court hearing on Tuesday, February 24. Alex made no attempt to be present for a scheduled online meeting with Freeanons representatives. When asked afterwards why he had not complied with the simple request to meet at the agreed time, his combative demeanor belittled the actions of someone reaching out, reacting without reason and rancor at those who simply reached out to help him. When Poucher did not make himself available for this meeting, and failed to contact us, an activist and researcher from FreeAnons began investigating Poucher and his claims. What we found out was nothing less than shocking and in direct conflict with statements made by Mr. Poucher.
As protests continue in Ferguson, arrests also continue. John Anthony Fairhurst, an activist and key organizer of the Million Mask March was arrested on Saturday, February 21, 2015 while participating in a peaceful street protest with dozens of other activists. In a recently released video, John was singled out, grabbed, thrown to the ground and assaulted by several Ferguson Police officers. He was charged with the following: Walking in a manner (Jaywalking), Resisting arrest (not according to the video), Marijuana paraphernalia (one hitter) and (my personal favorite)-Destruction of property (One of the arresting officers broke a belt loop while he assaulted John). John has a court date in April to face these charges.
Adam Bennett, our very own Lorax, is heading back to court on March 3. He has yet to enter a plea, but has been kept off the air for nearly one year now.