I really should have been posting the stories on this fool earlier. In a nutshell, as you wil read in the linked story, he dumped water, not once, but TWICE on a group of anti-war protesters down in the Valley. The State is amping up the charges and I say Right On.
State adds charges against Soldotna anti-protester
WATER: Prosecutors say man's actions violated demonstrators' rights.
By TOM KIZZIA
Anchorage Daily News
(Published: April 29, 2003)
State prosecutors stepped up the case Monday against the defiant father of a Marine who says he was being patriotic when he dumped water on war protesters standing at Soldotna's main intersection.
Four new misdemeanor charges, including more serious charges of assault and violation of constitutional rights, were filed in state court Monday against Soldotna fishing guide Jeff Webster.
Webster, 44, has admitted twice pouring buckets of cold water from a passing pickup on the protesters in March and early April. He was originally charged with harassment. The new fourth-degree assault charge came from another incident, when prosecutors say Webster pushed and threatened a male protester.
Two other new counts accuse Webster of violating the demonstrators' rights under the Alaska Constitution to freedom of speech and freedom of assembly. The law says one cannot intentionally injure, oppress, threaten or intimidate another person in an attempt to deprive them of their rights.
Webster said Monday he would plead not guilty to all charges.
"I don't regret it. They can charge me with what they want," Webster said.(more)