This is a continuation of yesterday’s blog about the anti-war demonstration at the Concord Naval Weapons base.
The only person arrested at the demonstration was the fellow with a wrench, who had loosened the first railroad track connecting it to the next track.
A morning coffee mate of mine, Regina Sneed, and I decided to drive to Concord for the arraignment. We arrived to find the fellow alone with no lawyer and quite bewildered.
I phoned Tony Serra’s office. The office said he was out of the country. I phoned a mutual friend who said Tony was unreachable at a neighbor’s house passed out on drugs.
Regina, who was a government lawyer who was licensed in California but not current on her Bar Association dues, offered to help the guy. She told the prosecutor what the circumstances were. She got him a sentence of community service and probation time.