For a second time, the cases of 20 anti-Silent Sam demonstrators have been continued — this time until December.
After only 17 minutes in the Orange County Courthouse, the demonstrators’ attorney, Tom Cadwallader, told the demonstrators charged that they will either be given future trial dates or enter a plea on Dec. 10.
Cadwallader said there was a delay because film taken of Silent Sam’s removal still needs to be reviewed, and his schedule does not match up with that of Scott Holmes, another lawyer working with anti-Silent Sam demonstrators and a professor at the North Carolina Central University School of Law.
“We’ve got 130 gigabytes of film we have to look at, so that’s part of why this is dragging out,” he said. “The other part is that Scott and my's schedule is such that we couldn’t get together before the Dec. 10 date.”
Raul Jimenez, an anti-Silent Sam demonstrator who has been charged with public disturbance and defacing, writing on, marking or injuring a public statue or monument, said supporters of the anti-Silent Sam demonstrators will continue to show up at court despite the continuance.