Watts Case Goes to Circuit Court

December 22nd, 2009 | by Sqotty |

The Peter Watts arrest saga continues with the following report from the Times Herald in Port Huron:

A Canadian science fiction writer was bound over to circuit court today on charges of assault and resisting arrest from a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer at the Blue Water Bridge in Port Huron.

A preliminary examination for Peter Watts of Toronto was held today in front of District Judge John Monaghan.

Basically what this means is that the District Court determined that the prosecution had all their proverbial duck s in a row for moving this case ahead to trial. It is not an indication of guilt/innocence, just a finding that “yep, looks like you can proceed to trial”.

Doesn’t look like the video has been released yet.

Something I have failed to point out in regards to this incident is that Watts was stopped as part of a random, and routine, border inspection. Quite frankly, I don’t like random stops like this. However, that isn’t justification for being a jerk towards people just trying to do thier jobs and protect their country.

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