Friday, May 4, 2012

May Day protesters jailed after court appearances

May Day protesters jailed after court appearances | Local News | The Seattle Times
Paul Campiche, 23, was ordered held in lieu of $75,000 bail Thursday for his alleged involvement in Tuesday's May Day violence. Cody Ingram, also 23, was charged in U.S. District Court with destruction of government property for allegedly smashing the windows at the downtown federal courthouse.
According to his Facebook page, Campiche is employed as an investigator by his parents law firm...
According to his Facebook page, Campiche studied "poetry therapies" at The Evergreen State College. He has six drug convictions in Thurston County....
Maybe he should have gone with underwater basket weaving...
In U.S. District Court, Ingram, a transient from Vermont, was charged Thursday with destruction of government property for allegedly smashing the windows at the federal courthouse...
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The complaint says Ingram told agents he had "traveled across the country with his dog to participate in Seattle's May Day demonstrations."

Ingram, who said he was "a schizophrenic," claimed he did not need to take medications because his dog was a "service dog," according to the complaint.

He apparently left the dog and his backpack with two people he knew only as "Scarecrow" and "Wolf" so he could participate in the demonstration.
Wow.

More: May Day ruckus brings federal vandalism charge | Local News | The Seattle Times

Interesting: Before May Day, Seattle's graffiti detective saw writing on the wall | Local News | The Seattle Times
Seattle police say the city's advance knowledge that the May Day protests could be marred by vandalism is due, in part, to the department's sole graffiti detective.
Seems like they'd've been better prepared if they had advanced knowledge...

1 comment:

Cafe45 said...

Sounds like a statistical representation of the typical occupidiot.

There are brief moments when I think, wouldn't it be easier to just arrest them ahead of time..... then I remember who would be making those decisions and I'm really glad they can't. (this week anyway)