This family's home is directly across the landfill, from Martin's family. Then the Protected wetlands are the the back portion of this large business property turned toxic landfill. The Mother of this family is also named in the defamation/SLAPP suit, for speaking up for her family like Ms. Martin. Both Mothers are named in this bogus lawsuit, that is used to intimidate them into silence about the activity on this landfill.
I am posting the definition of SLAPP suit below, to give you an idea of what these families are consistently enduring, and being Punished for speaking out against this toxic landfill, to protect their Homes, and Families directly impacted by the contamination. This is one, among many other forms of punishments for these families. This takes their First Amendment right away, like so many other Rights Stripped from these families. We are still seeking an attorney to represent Ms. Martin in this suit, Any ideas? Sorry for the condition of the recording, we didn't record it, but this is the only one we had available to share. Like Ms. Martin's radio appearance we shared earlier, photos are for visual with the recording, and photos of around the toxic Landfill property.
-Brief definition of SLAPP suit: A strategic lawsuit against public participation (SLAPP) is a lawsuit that is intended to censor, intimidate, and silence critics by burdening them with the cost of a legal defense until they abandon their criticism or opposition. Such lawsuits have been made illegal in many jurisdictions on the grounds that they impede freedom of speech. The typical SLAPP plaintiff does not normally expect to win the lawsuit. The plaintiff's goals are accomplished if the defendant succumbs to fear, intimidation, mounting legal costs or simple exhaustion and abandons the criticism. In some cases, repeated frivolous litigation against a defendant may raise the cost of directors and officers liability insurance for that party, interfering with an organization's ability to operate. A SLAPP may also intimidate others from participating in the debate. A SLAPP is often preceded by a legal threat.