"I'll take your silence as consent" — judge as he sent Adam Kokesh back in wheelchair to holding cell without bail - UPDATESubmitted by Shawker on Thu, 07/11/2013 - 14:36
Here's the update:
During a Thursday morning arraignment hearing outside of Washington, DC, jailed activist Adam Kokesh refused to answer questions from a judge and was told that he’ll continue to be locked up without bond.
Kokesh, 31, will likely now stay in a northern Virginia detention facility until a preliminary hearing scheduled for October 2 is held. He was arrested Tuesday evening at his Herndon, Virginia home and charged with drug and gun felonies.
Kokesh was scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday, but reportedly refused to leave his holding cell. He finally made his appearance before a judge the following morning, but had to be carted in on a wheelchair because he refused to cooperate.
"He happened to be in a wheeled chair because he did not want to walk," First Lieutenant Steve Elbert of the Fairfax County Sheriff's Office told WTOP News.
When he was wheeled before a judge to be arraigned, Kokesh reportedly refused to speak.
"I'll take your silence as your consent," a Fairfax County judge told him, according to WJLA News.