January 6, 2012
Before we went to court I found this flower bed outside our church. I’m not sure what it is, perhaps a decorative kale, but it looks delicious.
The jury returned after less than an hour of deliberation. Judith Kelly – guilty of disorderly conduct for expressing grievances towards Guantanamo Bay and the NDAA bill to congress. Michael Levenson was the only 3 of 4 who received his sentencing today. The prosecution would like to receive some time to research the criminal backgrounds. Prosecution wanted to charge Michael with 30 days jail time, six months unsupervised probation, not to be allowed on capitol grounds for a year and 150 hours community service.
It is mandatory in D.C. for all guilty defendants to pay $50 to the Victims of Violence Trust Fund. The judge issued Michael 15 hours community service, 2 days incarceration which he suspended, six months unsupervised probation, and no illegal activity for a year.
While the court was in break, we wrote letters to Guantanamo Bay detainees. For a list of current detainees and address visit:
The doctor came today. My blood pressure is 110/80. Physically good. Sleeping well too. Last night I dreamt I was stuck inside a cheeseburger. I realized I had this dream because I need to sleep with my sleeping bag unzipped.
Random thoughts of the night: Why is music so sad? What will ever fix this gash? So much beauty I capture in the world with cameras, so much sorrow I feel inside. I’m homesick for my childhood.
Notes from Day 4: