Saturday, August 25, 2007
Mistrial for St. Patrick's Day Seven
Of course it was ludicrous that charges were even brought against the St. Patrick's Day Seven. It was ludicrous that an acquittal was not reached in 35 nanoseconds. As defense attorney Greg Walta said in the Colorado Springs Gazette article, if safety from bottle throwers was an issue, in any other town, police would arrest the bottle thrower. Only in Colorado Springs would police arrest the marcher. And in an ignorant, bigoted town like Colorado Springs, we'll take a mistrial as the best we can get for now.