Friday, March 7, 2008

First Court Hearings for Anti-FPL Protestors



Aside from the greenclad suppoters keeping an energetic presence on the streets and in the courtroom, the first round of court hearings went rather uneventfully last Monday March 3. Originally all assigned to the same judge, the 24 protestors with hearings on Monday were split amongst 6 other judges, only to have their cases reset for dates varying from March 14 to March 31. Only one plea offer was made, to drop two of the three charges, and offer community service for the third charge. This plea was accepted and one case is successfully closed!

The public defenders office is putting forth an appreciable effort into our cases, and we are assembling a small team of pro bono private lawyers as well. The state attorney is considering pressing for financial restitution from the defendants, but we hope they do not take such a severe step to unfairly penalize first amendment rights of free speech and expression.

If you would like to be present at any or all of the cases, please contact us for dates and times.

2 comments:

Dr Moon said...

I'm commenting on Logan Kensing with the Florida Marlins. Why don't you guys do some research before interfering in people lives? Apparently you don't know anything about wild hogs in Texas.
Feral Hogs are destroying our property, farms and ranches. Their population growth has gotten out of control. Trapping and relocating is impossible. The only effective way to reduce the number of animals is to hunt them. There is no season or bag limit so we can hunt and kill as many as possible. Most farmers don't have the money to hunt from helicopters but if we did we would. The most effective way to kill the hogs the better. We can't poison them without harming other wildlife. Many landowners trap the hogs but they still end up getting killed. If hogs aren't killed they end up wiping out vegetation that feed other animals like deer and turkey.
I don't know about Logan but most hunters and landowners eat the hogs or donate the meat to shelters and the like.

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