Most Charges Dropped Against GM Protestor


A St. Lawrence County judge has dismissed two of the three charges against the Traditionalist Mohawk man who dug up part of a capped toxic landfill near his Akwesasne Reservation home last Summer.

57-year-old Larry Thompson still faces a criminal mischief charge after he allegedly drove a backhoe through a fence at the former General Motors plant in Massena August 11, and began digging up the soil.

Charges of resisting arrest and reckless endangerment have been dropped.

At his arraignment in February, Thompson told the court the "real criminal" was G.M., for failing to clean up the soil.

He blames the toxins for cancers among his family and other Akwesasne residents.

Saturday, December 3, 2016
, Watertown, NY

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