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|Sleep Criminal Again in Court|
|Date||Friday February 17|
|Time||1:30 PM - 2:00 PM|
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701 Ocean St.
|Event Type||Court Date|
Ed Frey will be defending activist Gary Johnson, arrested for sleeping in front of the courthouse with a "Sleep is Not a Crime" sign in early January.Added to the calendar on Thursday Feb 16th, 2012 4:48 PM
He has been in jail in Watsonville awaiting trial for the last month and a half.
He has been charged with multiple counts of sleeping ("lodging") for a peaceful solitary protest right around the building from the Occupy Santa Cruz activists.
The four sets of pleadings are attached below. Three of them are directly a part of this calendar item, the fourth is in a comment below.
See also "Indefinite Detention Santa Cruz Style: SleepCriminal Gary Johnson Held on $5000 Bail" at http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2012/01/11/18704560.php
A demurrer is a claim ("I demur" or disagree) that the charges against the defendant are so badly framed that they don't constitute a recognizable crime or that the ordinance itself is unconstitutional.