Today after Magistrate Snodgrass reduced the bail to a still exorbitant $50,000 with a $25,000 property option, an emergency hearing in Circuit Court was scheduled for 4pm. Judge Willie Thompson reduced the bail to $25,000 each, with a $2,500 bond option. In addition, Martin and Bryant were offered a deal of 5 days time-served and 55 days community service, along with the conditions that they remain on house arrest for the 55 days, leaving only for community service hours, and plead guilty to trespass and conspiracy. Bryant took the deal and will be getting out of jail Monday.
EmmaKate did not immediately take the deal.
“I didn’t want to plead guilty,” she said. A no-contest plea would not have satisfied the conditions. She has until Wednesday to decide but doubts she will take it.
Thanks to everyone who helped make this happen through your phone calls and donations.
Additionally, a friendly reminder to be respectful when calling public officials, especially towards those people who do not have a say in the decisions we are calling about. There were allegations in court today of threatening calls made to Magistrate Snodgrass’ secretary concerning the bail reduction. Again, we thank you for your support but ask that you remain respectful in keeping with the code of non-violence this campaign adopts.