Today members of Occupy The Stage and Occupy NOLA Legal went to J's arraignment in Municipal Court. Legal is still speaking with Baton Rouge about NOT having Justin extradited to Baton Rouge. We do not know if he will be extradited or not, but it seems like he will be.
He did not know there was a warrant out for his arrest for disturbing the peace and resisting arrest when he was in Baton Rouge on March 12. There are 3 videos of this protest on the home page of this website.
In court today, we wrote our phone numbers on a piece of paper and gave them to the lawyer to give to him because he did not know them, so hopefully we will hear from him soon.
Legal will contact us about the extradition and I will update when I know what the situation is.
@small_affair was thrown out of court for looking at him, which is considered "communicating." She was sending him #OccupyLove.
The Occupy NOLA Direct Action Working Group will meet on Saturday 2pm to discuss an official press conference regarding this arrest.
Here is the link to Jail Support if anyone would like to donate to help repay the person who lent us 500 for jail support. All the details about jail support and the arrest that we can provide are there at this time, including the video of the events on the steps of the state capital.
We still have not spoken to Justin about what happened on June 20 around 1am when he was arrested, and are waiting for him to speak with the legal team himself and to hear from them before commenting.
For updates, follow @small_affair and @occuball on Twitter.
The Occupy The Stage Digital Media Team is updating the Facebook page.
Thank you everyone for being so supportive of Occupy The Stage during this time.
Much Love and Solidarity
~ Occupy The Stage Digital Media