At approximately 4:45 PM today, Multnomah County Judge, Maureen McKnight acquitted Justin Kay and Jeffery Wirth of "violation of a restraining order" charges associated with the long running Nicholas Ungar Furs campaign.
In her explanation of the decision, Judge McKnight described the poor case the state District Attorney made in showing that the defendants willfully violated their restraining orders, which restricted the protestors from being within 50ft of store owner, Horst Grimm. Instead, she stated, the opposite was true. The defendants did everything within their power to obey the directives of their restraining order while still asserting their first amendment rights. They never willfully disobeyed any court ordered restrictions.
It was a win for activists and a win for the animals on factory fur farms.
To Learn More about Nicholas Ungar Furs and the Portland Anti-Fur Campaign please visit the following links:
Ungar Furs Pays $40,000 Fine:
Info on the Restraining Orders:
link to www.oregonlive.com
Portland Anti-Fur Campaign: