Joe Walsh known also as "The Lone Vet" is going to be in court this week.
The first day in court is today (Tuesday 8.17.10)
He will be back Wednesday and Thursday.
Joe was arrested at a 2009 APAIC fundraiser, for crossing the driveway
(While using the sidewalk)
Here is a 2 min video out-take of The Lone Vet getting arrested by the Portland Police at the APAIC fundraiser.
He was arrested by the Portland police.
To see a short video on "what / who is APAIC is"
This unlawful arrest happened last year in around March 2009.
The DA prosecuted but lost and now the tide has turned.
Joe is now, taking the city to court over the fact that they (Portland Police) were unlawfully involved in holding him in custody and denying him from asserting his "right to free speech".
The start of the trial is 9:00 AM on Tuesday, August 17 we all will know more of the scheduling of witnesses etc after a full day in court today.
This hearing will be going for a few days, info will be posted here on Portland Indymedia
We now have a courtroom, the trial against the city for Joe's arrest at the AIPAC fundraiser, ) is in Rm 518 and the Judge is named Hon. John Wittmayer.
The well known (peace and justice advocate) Kafoury Law Firm is representing Joe.
Any solidarity is appreciated. More information on this trial will be posted right here as it develops.