Courthouse Camping Conviction from November
Who’d a thunk it? Turns out that someone just got convicted, just yesterday, for camping at the courthouse back in November.
Kym Kemp has the details from a DA press release.
I’d thought the Board of Supervisors said it needed a new ordinance to prevent camping, and public defecation and such, but this jury seems not to have heard. I’d thought the EPD and Sheriff were completely neutered by the DA office, but it sounds like maybe they weren’t, as they were two of the four police agencies that responded to arrest Mr. Emke back in November. The others were CHP and Arcata PD.
Emke was sentenced to two years of court (unsupervised) probation, fines and court fees by the Honorable Judge Timothy Cissna. He is also required to do fifty hours of community service.
Curiouser and curiouser. Well, as everyone knows, Humboldt County is a Wonderland.
Incidentally, for anyone interested in the DA’s guidelines regarding protest, they’re posted here.