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annm4peace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-07-09 08:42 PM
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Jury found RNC protester , Jesse Forrey, Guilty!
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Edited on Fri Aug-07-09 08:43 PM by annm4peace
A jury found Jesse guilty of breaking a window worth more than a thousand dollars.

Jesse maintains that he is innocent of the charges arising from the RNC protests.

The jury must have deliberated for about 6 or 7 hours, making allowances for lunch and breaks. That's a long time, given that the amount and complexity of the evidence wasn't that great.

The verdict was read and it was "Guilty of breaking the window" and "Yes, the window was worth more that $1,000 as measured by the cost of repair and replacement." So it was a felony conviction.

Jesse had already testified that he was on probation for another felony (to which he had plead guilty) in Santa Clara County in California. And that he had left the state of California without permission from his probation officer. Whom he has since contacted -- and told that he had been arrested. Jesse told the jurors at trial that he will have to deal with that when he gets back to California.

So when we heard the verdict, we knew it wasn't just a felony conviction. It was one felony conviction on top of another felony conviction on top of another breach of probation -- leaving CA without permission.

Sentencing will be September 17, at 1:30 PM.

The courtroom remained fairly quiet after the verdict was read. There were a couple of stifled sobs and lots of silent tears.


this is just a link to what was going on before and during the RNC in Twin cities last year. /

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