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Journalist Roger Shuler remains locked up on trumped-up contempt charges derived from defamation suit by Rob Riley; Andrew Kreig comments.....Click here for GoDaddy deal that benefits the PBC Podcast!
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As reported here yesterday, Roger Shuler was grabbed by police officers on Wednesday evening and remains jailed on charges of contempt of court and resisting arrest.
Andrew Kreig of the Justice Integrity Project returns, adding his information, research and commentary on this developing story. You can read Kreig's article and see Shuler's booking photo here.
Kreig reports that he has facilitated posting of bond money on the resisting arrest charge, but the bail bondsman informs him that Shuler will continue to be held on the contempt charges.
Shuler's wife, Carol, added details about the arrest of Roger. Like all of the events in this matter, the arrest appears improper--no warrant or other legal instrument was referenced or shown. Carol reports that her husband was invited to step out of his garage by the first officer; when Roger declined and tried to enter his house, he was grabbed, "whaled on" and sprayed with mace. She reports multiple injuries and that Roger was threatened with a broken arm by an officer as he was hauled off.
We review the astounding lack of legal basis for the proceedings to date, from the selection of retired Judge Nielsen by state supreme court justice Roy Moore to the one-sided hearing that led to an illegal injunction and orders for Shuler to appear without proper service.
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