Tag: Judge Albrecht

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…