This morning, activists gathered for a grand jury outreach event at the Cheshire superior court. The last time we had a confrontation by the armed men was the very first week almost two years ago where they merely asked what we were there doing. Now, all of a sudden, they have decided to threaten us over, of all things, opening the door for the people entering the building!
First a grumpy white-haired female bailiff came out and demanded we stop opening the door for people. When we indicated we had no intention of stopping, she said she’d get the sheriffs. I didn’t have enough time to get my QIK.com broadcasting for this encounter, but I certainly had it ready for when four uniformed armed men came out and did their best to try to intimidate us.
More video from another angle to come, but for now, here’s the raw video as originally broadcast at QIK.com. According to the costumed men, it is apparently disorderly conduct and impeding traffic when we hold open the door. Clearly we should have known we were in the people’s way when they smile at us and thank us for getting the door for them!
Needless to say, we continued to open the door for folks, despite the threats.