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 Rifters.com. 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.