This is from an email communique sent out to Toronto Dowsers members by Marilyn Gang. Marilyn and the dowsers have been strong suppporters of the raw milk cause since the raid on Michael’s farm in 2006.
Michael Schmidt, the Durham Dairy Desperado was acquitted on all 19 charges against him, which stemmed from the pre dawn raid on his dairy farm November 21, 2006.
The judge announced his decision, and the reasoning behind it today at the Ontario Court of Justice in Newmarket.
Court was scheduled for 9:00 a.m. today. I was unable to get there until 11 and thought the verdict would have been handed down by that time. It was not. About 150 of us were in the hallways, waiting, until 12:05 when Michael exited the courtroom and told us the verdict — to a roar of applause, cheers, whistles and glasses of real milk raised in a toast, to Michael and to all of us.
During that almost 3 hours in the courtroom, apparently the judge was reading his 40? page decision. Continue reading