Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on December 13th, 2006 at 1:26 pm
his lawyer. See it at
Crank My Chain TV]
This morning at the Multnomah County Courthouse nearly 20 cyclists showed up to support Reverend Phil Sano in his trial for an incident that happened on the World Naked Bike Ride last June.
The group included BTA Director Evan Manvel, Dan Kaufman from Crank My Chain TV and a reporter and photographer from the Oregonian.
Unfortunately it was much ado about nothing as the trial was officially postponed until January. According to Phil’s lawyer, Stu Sugarman (who was on the Naked Ride himself and is representing Phil pro bono), there were several other trials that had priority and there was no judge able to hear the case today.
Phil — who was dressed in a very proper suit and tie — says the trial has been postponed multiple times and that Sugarman might use this fact to argue for a dismissal on grounds of a mistrial.
On a side note, this morning’s Judge was Cheryl Albrecht, who left a comment on BikePortland back in September and I assume would be understanding of a cyclist’s perspective.
I did a short interview with Phil and Stu Sugarman outside the courthouse. See it on Crank My Chain TV.