Protestors to March on Thurston Co. Courthouse [today! 5/16] Against Preferential Treatment of Drunk Driver


According to the following article posted here by KOMO:

There is a protest taking place this afternoon to protest what is claimed to be preferential treatment of a local businessman in a string of DUI arrests. 

In an interview with one of the organizers, Sam, had the following to share with me:

There shouldn't be two seperate legal systems, one for the rich and one for the poor. This is not "about" Goodman, this is about the legal system as a whole. But his case is an analogy for the greater injustice taking place."

The protestors will be meeting at 3:00 PM on the corner of Deschutes Parkway and Lakeridge, and marching up the hill. 

The organizers can be found at the associated Facebook event:


I saw this story getting

I saw this story getting picked up in national media.


like a lynch mob to attract attention

I think "lynch mob" is

I think "lynch mob" is drastically mischaracterizing events.

Sam Miller, an organizer, has gone out of his way to repeatedly say this whole shindig is about unfair represenation in the courts, not about Mr. Goodman in particular. 

Also calling a peaceful gathering of 25 people a "lynch mob" is a bit hyperbolic, no?