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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 14:46:00

Occupy LR demonstrators acquitted on arrest in demonstration

The wheels of justice grind slowly .... .... but it's exceedingly fine news to learn from lawyer David Couch of a signal victory in Little Rock District Court for Caitlin Lott and Greg Deckelman.

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - 06:04:14

Hundreds at Capitol vigil for Trayvon Martin case

Hundreds of people turned out at the Arkansas Capitol Monday for a vigil sponsored by the Arkansas Black Legislative Caucus as a response to the verdict in the Trayvon Martin case.

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Friday, July 12, 2013

Friday, July 12, 2013 - 06:59:00

More Republican resistance to 1st Amendment

I've observed before that it's not enough for Republican to prevail on legislative votes, they also want to silence critics.

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 11:32:43

Federal security objects to Occupy LR demonstration

Jennifer Pierce reports that federal security officers objected to a small Occupy Little Rock demonstration on the sidewalk outside the federal courthouse at Capitol and Broadway last night.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 09:54:42

Charges dropped against occupiers

Prosecutor drops charges against Occupy Little Rock four arrested for trespass last May.

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 10:18:07

Satire website links Crystal Bridges to Walmart Black Friday protest

Seen this? Looks like high-tech pranksters have used the good name of Crystal Bridges, the Alice Walton-backed museum in Bentonville, to a union protest of Walmart employment practices in a Black Friday event that has drawn a court effort by the retailer to shut it down.

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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 13:44:00

Arkie claims he punched Iranian during UN demonstration

Gregory Nelson of Fayetteville, with an Arkansas flag decal sewn on his vest, is drawing headlines in New York today for saying he punched an Iranian official in the stomach during an anti-Iran demonstration in the city after a speech by Iran's president to the UN.

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - 12:01:27

Occupy LR 4 turn down plea deal; trial rescheduled

A trial was scheduled in district court today on a trial of four people arrested when they refused to leave the Occupy Little Rock camp downtown when the city moved to clear it May 16.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Tuesday, August 14, 2012 - 06:18:40

NLR endorses amendment against Citizens United ruling

Robert Nunn sent me a note that says the North Little Rock City Council last night, led by Mayor Pat Hays, endorsed the resolution calling for a constitutional amendment to override the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Citizens United that gave personhood to corporations.

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Monday, June 18, 2012

Monday, June 18, 2012 - 11:18:58

Occupy Little Rock at Capitol and Broadway

Occupy Little Rock is linking up with a cross-country Occupy caravan for an action at Capitol and Broadway, beginning about 11:15 a.m.

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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Saturday, May 26, 2012 - 09:00:00

Mayor Stodola clears petitioners at Riverfest

Mayor Mark Stodola has responded to my e-mail last night about threats to arrest petitioners on city streets outside the Riverfest grounds.

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Saturday, May 26, 2012 - 06:05:33

Riverfest — the 1st Amendment under siege

In the event you missed it, a variety of people carrying petitions to address their government were warned last night by Little Rock police that they would be arrested if they not only attempted to gather signatures but even talked to anyone about their petitions on the streets blocked off around the Riverfest grounds along the Arkansas River in downtown Little Rock.

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Friday, May 25, 2012

Friday, May 25, 2012 - 20:28:00

Little Rock cracks down on petitioners at Riverfest

Little Rock government outrage: of the day When the powers that be don't want petitions signed, petitions will not be signed.

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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 12:00:27

Re-Occupy Little Rock: Today's report

I wrote a column this week about the fact that Robert Johnston had said he intended to reinstitute the Occupy Little Rock demonstration at 4th and Ferry with a weekly sit-in.

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - 09:15:22

Lance Hines' real beef with Occupy Little Rock

I've written before that City Director Lance Hines got the Occupy Little Rock eviction movement going by complaining about the unslightly appearance of their tent camp at 4th and Ferry.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 16:39:00

Tech Park Authority meeting today: UPDATE

Leslie Newell Peacock is covering today's meeting of the Little Rock Technology Park Authority. Members of the authority have now voluntarily filed financial interest statements and they eventually will be available on-line.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 13:41:00

Police arrest four and clear Occupy Little Rock camp

The city of Little Rock appears prepared to move on the Occupy Little rock site.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 13:09:18

Occupy Little Rock before the eviction UPDATE

Photographer Brian Chilson is on hand this morning for the 7 a.m. police eviction of Occupy Little Rock from its camp at 4th and Ferry Streets.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 06:36:01

Judge opposes LR condemnation of residences

Speaking of the boot-on-neck of Little Rock city government: Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen — speaking as a neighborhood pastor, not a judge — has sent me a statement he said he read last night to the Little Rock Board of Directors opposing spending of sales tax money on condemnation of residential property to builld the Little Rock Technology Park to attract private business.

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 13:23:53

Occupy Little Rock expects morning arrests

Update from the Occupy Little Rock front: As expected, city officials said any private property owner who'd agreed to provide spot for relocation of the Occupy Little Rock would face zoning problems if they accommodated tents.

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