Courthouse protesters vulgar, despite their attorney’s claim
“In odd twist, Denver found in contempt of federal court in jury nullification case it had been dismissed from,” July 29 news story.
It was with incredulity that I read attorney David Lane’s comments that his clients were not vulgar and deserved an apology for Judge William J. Martinez’s comments in his ruling. He is dead wrong.
I was in and out of the Lindsey-Flanigan courthouse every other week for nine years. I encountered the jury-nullification protesters repeatedly. Repeatedly, they dropped the F-bomb and other expletives, frequently through a bullhorn. They repeatedly aggressively approached me, tried to shove their literature into my hands, and, despite my requests to stop, continued to harangue me with their rhetoric.
I found it unpleasant to say the least, and especially so since I had to be there for my job. Apparently Lane never actually observed what was going on, or his clients were remarkably well behaved when he was there.