Category: Jackie Miller

Convicted for Conviction

By Jackie Miller On May Day 2012, Angela Hammit marched in the rain with an umbrella in her right hand and a sign with an anarchy symbol in her left. Like the majority of marchers, she walked through the streets unless the cops pressed the crowd onto the sidewalk. At Salmon and Broadway, she moved…

Hearings for Occupy’s “Speedy Trials” Drag On

by Jackie Miller The afternoon of Friday, July 6 was yet another hearing for over seventy activists arrested at protests ranging from October 13 to May 24. All the defendants’ charges were dropped to violations which, in Multnomah County, denies them access to court-appointed attorneys and jury trials. The afternoon began unhappily when the judge…

The Fight for Constitutional Rights at Trial, Continued

Occupiers in court.  81-year-old Jack Mungeon is seated in the front row.

By Jackie Miller On Monday, Occupy defendants, including 81-year-old Jack Mungeon, arrested as a bystander to an Occupy protest, again appeared in court while Judge Albrecht heard motions related to the more than 70 Occupy “violations” cases (cases dropped from misdemeanor to violation status and/or to traffic violations). Since the last hearing, Albrecht issued a…

Occupy’s Battles in Court

photo by Paul

By Jackie Miller Out of the Courthouse, Into the Streets Most Monday afternoons since early this year have been “Occupy Monday” at Judge Cheryl Albrecht’s courtroom. In Multnomah County Circuit Court, room 428, Judge Albrecht has had dozens and dozens of Occupy defendants on her Monday docket—all those charged with violations at protests, who plead…