After viewing the video of the first attack on local chalkers in Central Square, superior court judge John C. Kissinger decided to set bail for Rich Paul at $500. This is a huge step down from “no bail”, the previous decision by the judge, who at the time had not seen the video and was told by the prosecution that Rich was a menace to society and a threat to public safety – a ridiculous claim.
Activists quickly posted bail and Rich Paul is out! The full VOP trial will be 7/24 at 9am at Cheshire superior court.
Here’s video of the hearing:
Judge Kissenger went easier on Rich than most people were expecting. Was it because of what he saw in the video? While the Judge was watching the video evidence, Derrick J was watching for the judge’s reactions. Watch him close up as he reacts to what he is viewing for the first time: