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Tue Dec 13, 2011, 11:05 PM

 

Occupy Boston protesters arraigned in court; most sentenced to one year of probation

http://www.boston.com/Boston/metrodesk/2011/12/occupy-boston-protesters-due-court-today/u1Sbt2nKFJMg5imG2KAqdN/index.html?p1=News_links

More than 20 Occupy Boston protesters appeared in a Boston courtroom today to face trespassing and resisting arrest charges filed when police moved in early Saturday morning and evicted them from their Dewey Square encampment.

During the police action, which brought a peaceful end to the 72-day occupation of a slice of the Greenway by Occupy Boston, demonstrators linked their arms in an effort to slow their removal by police.

Suffolk County prosecutors dropped the resisting arrest charges for most of the protesters, provided they agreed to plead guilty to trespassing and be sentenced to one year of probation.

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Reply Occupy Boston protesters arraigned in court; most sentenced to one year of probation (Original post)
Fire Walk With Me Dec 2011 OP
Warpy Dec 2011 #1
PatrynXX Dec 2011 #2
DCKit Dec 2011 #3
brooklynite Dec 2011 #4
pinboy3niner Dec 2011 #5
nadinbrzezinski Dec 2011 #6
Fire Walk With Me Dec 2011 #7
nadinbrzezinski Dec 2011 #8
Earth_First Dec 2011 #9

Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Tue Dec 13, 2011, 11:14 PM

1. One year of tying up a probation officer's time?

Great! This is one way civil disobedience works: gum up the system by sheer numbers of disobedient people.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 13, 2011, 11:22 PM

2. gonna make the probation officer so happy recieivng all this blood money

it'll be soaked red...

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Response to Warpy (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 13, 2011, 11:40 PM

3. That too, but I see a huge class-action lawsuit coming.

 

We all know that (most of) what they did was totally legal - certainly the things they were arrested for were.

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Response to DCKit (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 12:09 AM

4. Not after the court ruling, it wasn't...

Unless you're going to file and win a Federal case, the local Court ruling holds.

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 12:15 AM

5. 16 agreed to probation; 8 others are demanding that their cases go to trial

(That accounts for 24 of the 46 arrestees.)


Occupy Boston protesters face arraignment
December 13, 2011

BOSTON—Sixteen people arrested when police broke up the Occupy Boston encampment last weekend have agreed to go on probation for one year in exchange for having prosecutors drop trespassing charges against them.

But a separate group of eight protesters on Tuesday demanded that their cases go on trial in the Boston Municipal Court. They were among 46 people arrested when police dismantled the Dewey Square encampment early Saturday morning. They face mostly trespassing and disorderly conduct charges.

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http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2011/12/13/occupy_boston_protesters_face_arraignment/



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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #5)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 12:17 AM

6. Occupy the courts.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 12:23 AM

7. FUCKING RIGHT ON

 

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Reply #7)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 12:36 AM

8. Yup, perfect music to go along

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We'll occupy the courts.

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 01:02 AM

9. You cannot be sentenced at an arraignment unless you take a plea... nt

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