Charlotte Police Ask for Excessive Bail to Keep “Known Activist” in Jail During DNC

Charlotte police asked a court for an unusually high bail in order to keep a local activist in jail for a traffic violation, so that he would not be protesting the Democratic National Convention.

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Environmentalists’ $100,000 Bail for Civil Disobedience

EmmaKate Martin and Benjamin Bryant took part in non-violent civil disobedience to blockade Massey Energy’s regional headquarters in Boone County, W.Va. Their bail was set at $100,000: higher than violent criminals receive.

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