Sunday, April 25, 2010

Off to Port Huron tomorrow

Tomorrow (Monday April 26) Peter Watts will be in a Port Huron courtroom to learn what the spring and summer have in store for him.  It is his sentencing date. As discussed on this blog and elsewhere, Peter was convicted of resisting and obstructing border guards, stemming from an incident late last year at the Blue Water Bridge. He is facing jail time - at this point, reading the sentencing report that came forward just last week, it looks like four months, if he pays about $2,000 in fines and court costs. Perhaps the judge will show clemency, and Peter will come home Monday night. Thanks to the generosity of many people around the world, Peter was able to afford an excellent lawyer, Doug Mullkoff. He'll be there in court tomorrow, making the entirely reasonable case that Peter doesn't deserve to do jail time for the offence of which he's been convicted.

I'll be there too. If things go well, you can hear how it went from Peter on his blog at If they don't - I'll be posting reports and updates. I'll be doing that on the news crawl at Rifters, and probably here too, as soon as I can get to a computer with internet connectivity.

If things go badly, that is. I'm not quite there yet.


Catherine Crockett said...

I'll be thinking of both of you. Good luck.

Anonymous said...

Good on you for sticking by your friend. I am watching this and will help however I can. I hope that lots of other folks feel the same way.

bec_87rb said...

Good grief - yes, please, do keep us updated. You're very kind to do so.

Jetse de Vries said...

Keeping my fingers crossed for a rational outcome.

Best of luck to Peter, and I sincerely hope that the next update comes from Peter himself.

Take care!

Catherine Crockett said...

Suspended sentence, per File 770:

Hljóðlegur said...

What happened, for the love of God, what happened????