After weeks of hit-and-miss justice, lawyers for Moral Monday defendants have finally hit upon the winning argument:
This week, trials resulted in more acquittals after defense attorneys pointed out that demonstrators on the third floor of the N.C. Legislative Building were engaging in many of the same actions that protesters were arrested for on the second floor.
This has been my contention all along. The rules of arrest at the General Assembly were arbitrary and contrived to fit the political agenda of Thom Tillis and Phil Berger. The actions of protestors on the second floor could in no way be distinguished from the actions of protestors on the third floor. The only difference is that police arrested people on the second floor, while ignoring the actions of those on the third.
It's long past time for Colon Willoughby to put an end to this charade.