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Two Years for Sleeping on a Courthouse Bench? The Appeal
Date Thursday March 21
Time 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Location Details
701 Ocean St. Dept. Dept. 5
Event Type Court Date
Organizer/AuthorRobert Norse
Emailrnorse3 [at] hotmail.com
Phone831-423-4833
Address309 Cedar PMB #14B Santa Cruz, CA 95060
"Ground Zero" Gary Johnson, sentenced to two years by Judge GrimGavel Gallagher, last year, was "guilty" of four counts of sleeping on the bench in front of the courthouse with a sign "Sleep is Not a Crime".

He was protesting the 6 PM to 6 AM curfew unilaterally imposed by Susan Mauriello to kill the Occupy Santa Cruz demonstrations.

Gary's blog is http://peacecamp2010insider.blogspot.com/ where you can find links to attorney Ed Frey's brief on the case.

A three judge panel is expected to rubberstamp Gallagher's decision, however members of the public are welcome to come and be witnesses to this travesty.

As a tangential but not entirely irrelevant sidenote, the incompetent and relentless prosecutor of the Santa Cruz Eleven, Rebekah Young has left the D.A.'s office as of last Friday and reportedly is going to work as a reporter in Texas.

Apparently exposing abuses may have an impact.
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Investigate Rebekah Young?GThursday Mar 21st, 2013 10:14 AM