ARREST AND ARRAIGNMENT
August 18, 2011, while I was distributing fully informed jury
information at the Orange County, FL courthouse, I was served by
two deputy sheriffs with two court orders.
On August 22, 2011, while distributing fully
informed jury information on the sidewalk leading from the parking lot
to the courthouse, I was approached by several sheriff deputies. The
sheriff deputies arrived at 8:10 am and placed me under arrest. I
fell to the ground and remained silent. I was put into a wheel
chair and wheeled into the courthouse, where I was kept in confinement
until evening, when I was brought into court to face Chief Judge Belvin
Perry, who had issued the two court orders which I had violated.
My property consisting of a tote bag with pamphlets, fliers, a JURY INFO sign, a clipboard, and my
baseball cap with the upside down American flag were confiscated, and
have not been returned as of September 24, 2011.
I was brought into the Orange County Courtroom
presided by Chief Judge Belvin Perry, who had issued the court
orders. I exercised my Amendment V right to remain silent.
Judge Perry plead not guilty on my behalf, appointed me as my own
counsel, but did not post bail. I was remanded to the Orange
County Jail until September 1, 2011, at 1:30 pm, when I would stand