This weekend KPD’s prosecutor “served” Jesse with papers demanding he show up at Chez Westmoreland for a reduced sentence. Jesse thought it had been dropped entirely, but it had only been reduced to a $100 fine down from $150, so that will mean he’d spend two days in jail. Since Jesse has no transportation to the jail, he calls KPD to inform them. Rivera tells him he needs to visit the court and tell them. Rather than jump through a bunch of hoops, Jesse opts to not bother continue voluntarily cooperating with their caging of him. His call to Rivera was broadcast live:
Will they come to his home, force him to take a ride to the jail, then charge him with more “crimes against the state”, like “failure to appear” or “contempt of court”? Perhaps they’ll just wait until they see him in the street? Only time will tell. This is the first time an activist has refused to cooperate by not showing up for their caging demands.
We’ll keep you informed as this situation develops.