City Paper is not for tourists
Lawyers from the Public Defender Service are wearing red felt arm bands in D.C. Superior Court today. I chased after several to try and find out what they were protesting. Most scurried away, and one even advised his buddies to especially not tell me. I finally found one who fessed up: The defense attorneys are protesting the detention last week of one of their own. Judge John Bayly Jr. got into it with public defender Liyah Brownapparently over a dispute about whether her client was homelessand threw the defender in a holding cell. I’d like to know what the point is of being secretive about a protest.