Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Miami Photographer Sort-of-Not-Guilty

I have blogged a number of times about the completely merit-less case against Carlos Miller, a Miami-based photojournalist who was arrested (and assaulted) by police there for photographing an accident investigation on a public street.
Anyway, he went to trial Monday 16 June, and the verdict is in late tonight...

Not guilty on disorderly conduct.
Not guilty on unlawful refusal to obey a police officer.
Guilty on resisting arrest without violence.
Guilty of obstructing a public highway.
He’s gonna have to do 100 hours of community service, 1 year probation and pay about $400 in court costs.
The judge got high and mighty saying Carlos was cavalier during the trial and we found out the jury felt that Carlos hurt himself by testifying.

That from his blog, here...

WTF is "resisting arrest without violence?" And if you are not guilty on refusing to obey a police officer, why get arrested?

Indeed, what law, exactly did he violate?

Or did he just not bow and scrape low enough to these thugs in blue?

1 comment:

James David Walley said...

I can't think of a better word to describe the verdict other than "horseshit."