Six Occupy Des Moines members are serving time in the Polk County Jail following a Sunday night protest outside the Iowa State Capitol.
At a hearing on Monday, Judge Cynthia Moisan sentenced longtime Des Moines activist and Catholic Worker Frank Cordaro to 30 days in jail after he pleaded guilty to three criminal trespassing charges. Protester Eddie Bloomer, also a Catholic Worker, was sentenced to 25 days in jail after he pleaded guilty to three trespassing charges and a failure to appear in court.
Both Cordaro and Bloomer’s charges result from Sunday’s protest at the Capitol and from Occupy Des Moines protests leading up to the Iowa Caucus in December.
In total, 6 out of the 11 people arrested at People's Park at the Iowa state capitol yesterday were sentenced to between 5-30 days in jail:
Frank Cordaro, sentenced to 30 days
Eddie Bloomer, 14 days
Christopher Jordan Gudenkauf, 5 days
Brian Latimer, 5 days
Daniel Bragg, 5 days
Ryan Laudick, 5 days
Kaylynn Lee Strain, bonded out
John Franklin, Jessica Reznicek, Julie Brown, and Leslie Davis all posted bail or were otherwise released.
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