Columbus Day Protestors Found Guilty, Penalties A "Bloodbath"
Not really (they were found guilty, however). The penalties--a meager fine for each--are more of a "slap on the wrist" variety (although Glenn Morris' fine is exquisitely appropriate):
Morris also must pay $323.53, the cost of cleaning up the theatrical blood.At least the jurors understood the situation, and didn't buy defense attorney David Lane's moral superiority argument:
The cost is so high because police called in a hazardous materials unit to do the cleaning before the parade was allowed to proceed.
Jury Foreman Terry Smith, a retired Ford executive, said that the panel based the decision only on whether the evidence showed the defendants committed the acts with which they were charged — not the message the protesters were trying to convey.