Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Mass Arraignment in Sacramento to include Cindy Sheehan

MEET AT 8 AM THURSDAY OUTSIDE the courthouse on 9th St. side

For immediate release
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
DAY 28/Wednesday/UPDATE:

Cindy Sheehan leads 30 Occupy Sacramento
defendants to mass arraignment Thursday;
courts balk at other 'occupier' cases
SACRAMENTO – Anti-war Mom Cindy Sheehan and 29 other Occupy Sacramento defendants will appear in the largest mass arraignment yet this THURSDAY – even as Sacramento Superior Court judges try to stop the constant barrage of "occupiers" into the courts.
Sheehan and the others will be arraigned at 8:30 a.m. Thursday in Dept. 3 and 4. They will hold a media availability outside the courthouse (720 9th St.) at 8 a.m.
The trial courts Wednesday refused to let additional occupiers be arraigned Thursday because it became apparently the courts can't handle the load.
83 arrests have been made at Occupy Sacramento at Cesar Chavez Park since Oct. 6. Dozens of people still have not had their court dates. Thursday will be Day 29 of the occupation.
All are expected to plead not guilty, reject any offer by the City of Sacramento and demand a jury trial.
A temporary restraining order requested of the federal court to permit "occupiers" to continue their free speech activities 24 hours a day and prevent the City from continuing arrests will be heard late Thursday afternoon.  The lawsuit will continue even if the TRO is turned down.

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