The feeling of victory is sweet. Last night around 9:45 2 deputy sheriffs walked by the front of the courthouse while we held our candle light vigil for first amendment rights. The sheepish looks they gave us when we invited them to join us said it all. Total capitulation by law enforcement. They came back around twice more before we departed at 11:30 and ignored our “criminality” each time.
The Machinations of the small town old boy network are becoming clearer with every action of the power structure. The sheriff decries the district attorney's actions while the acting police chief rails against the “lawlessness in front of the courthouse. All against the backdrop of oppressing the poor at every turn.