|CINDY WITH ATTY JOSH KAIZUKA IN COURT|
The City of Sacramento refuses to allow Occupy Sacto to remain in Caesar Chávez Park after 11pm, so some of the activists commit civil disobedience on some nights to challenge the law.
On the night of Saturday, October 15th, 19 of us decided to stay in the park and we were arrested for, "Refusing to leave the scene of a riot," (it was the most boring and peaceful "riot" I had ever been to) and "Violation curfew." Excuse me? I am 54 years old and don't have a curfew. Anyway--several dozen of us were arraigned on November 3rd and our trials are set for December 13th.
I have read that each trial will cost the city about $10,000 per defendant and so far, there are about 80 of us who refused to take the plea agreement (which I am not even sure what it was because we are in for the whole enchilada--we aren't doing anything wrong, in fact we are being uber-correct).
One very miraculous thing is that the legal community of Sacramento has rallied around the Occupy activists and we actually had more attorneys offering to help us the day of our arraignment than we had defendants.
I am linking some articles that are pertinent to the case.
FEDERAL JUDGE BACKS CURFEW AT OCCUPY SACTO
CINDY SHEEHAN LEADS MASS ARRAIGNMENT
CINDY SHEEHAN SPEAKS AFTER ARRAIGNMENT