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Sleep Criminal Again in Court
Date Friday February 17
Time 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Location Details
701 Ocean St.
Dept. 2
Event Type Court Date
Organizer/AuthorRobert Norse
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.

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
Added to the calendar on Thursday Feb 16th, 2012 4:48 PM
by Robert Norse Thursday Feb 16th, 2012 4:48 PM
by Robert Norse Thursday Feb 16th, 2012 4:48 PM
§Attorney Ed Frey's Final Word On Behalf of Gary Johnson in the Demurrer Pleadings
by Ed Frey (posted by Norse) Thursday Feb 16th, 2012 4:55 PM
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.

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