bill woodBill Wood has been arrested. The charges he faces arise from a law that was enacted in 2006 and then applied retroactively to his conviction in 1998 to derive charges against him. (Bill does not say what the charges are.) Bill maintains that the 1998 conviction was a trumped-up charge of statutory rape of a minor designed to silence him as a dissident. If the case is as Bill says, the charge violates the basic principles of common law.

Bill reports that he was found innocent of the charge against him in state court and now plans to establish his innocence in federal court.

Bill says that usually once a person is informed that a warrant exists for his arrest, it doesn’t mean that one is instantly arrested, but within 24 hours of being informed that a warrant existed for him, Bill was visited by federal marshals and taken into custody.

The video begins at the 12:03 mark. Prior to that Eva Wood’s voice cannot be heard.

Bill said that it was a choice that he made to stay and fight the charges against him or flee, live underground and continue reporting. He made the choice to fight the charges.

The video was done May 22 and released May 25. To help Bill with a letter please post to William Brockbrader 1046233 CO ADA County Jail, 7210 Barrister Drive, Boise, Idaho 83704. Thanks to Joyce.