ARREST AND ARRAIGNMENT

    On 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 trial.