The Trial began at about 11:00 a.m., the judge stated he only had time for a trial ending today, with maybe an hour to finish up tomarrow, if need be. The Motions were made and most of them denied, in one form or another, with a partial granting here and there. The Jury Pool arrives, a high percentage of them being students, on spring break, most of the jurors had been to a circus, a few had been to some type of protest and/or had family involved with protesting. After Jury questioning and selection, the trial began first with state witness Julie Van Hee, a supervisor of security, for Coast-to-Coast Event Security contracted by the Rose Garden staff. After her testimony, direct and cross examination, with a quick re-direct. Judge Amiton sent everyone to lunch about 1:00p.m. telling all to be back at 2:00p.m. for the rest of the trial.
One of the motions made to the judge was about the changing venue, or how the defendant had been shuffled from court room to court room waiting to find out if he was going to trial today or not, mentioned was that the public would not have proper notice on which court room the case was going to be tried in, the State did mention that at least one person was having trouble finding out which court room the case was going to be heard in. The judge replied that his court room is a public place and all are welcome including the media, school tours, and anyone wanting to attend.