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How did we miss that Miano was arrested again???

PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:53 am
by AD6LR
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He stands trial on Jan 9.

Disorderly Conduct

A person commits a simple misdemeanor when the person does any of the following:

2. Makes loud and raucous noise in the vicinity of any residence or public building which causes unreasonable distress to the occupants thereof.

Re: How did we miss that Miano was arrested again???

PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:18 am
by zilch
How did we miss it? Because we're sinners.

Happy New Year, Jim, and all Smarties wherever you are!

cheers from unseasonably warm Vienna, Scott

Re: How did we miss that Miano was arrested again???

PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:03 am
by shadowmouse
Twitter droppings...

I will stand trial on Tuesday, January 9, for the charge of Disorderly Conduct--Loud/Raucous Noise, stemming from my arrest outside Planned Parenthood Iowa City. The trial will be held at the Johnson County Courthouse, 417 S. Clinton Street Iowa City, IA. Prayers appreciated.


If you pray for me next Tuesday as I stand trial, please remember there are more important things to pray about than winning my case.
That God will be glorified.
That Christ will be exalted.
That the gospel will be communicated.
That God will save souls.
Start with these things

Re: How did we miss that Miano was arrested again???

PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:07 pm
by BeamStalk
shadowmouse wrote:Twitter droppings...

If you pray for me next Tuesday as I stand trial, please remember there are more important things to pray about than winning my case.
That God will be glorified.
That Christ will be exalted.
That the gospel will be communicated.
That God will save souls.
Start with these things


This seems like he already knows he is guilty and not getting out of it.

Re: How did we miss that Miano was arrested again???

PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:56 am
by shadowmouse
Facebook fartings:

Tomorrow, Tuesday, January 9, I will stand trial for my arrest last year, outside the Planned Parenthood in Iowa City, on the charge of Disorderly Conduct--loud and Raucous Noise.

This afternoon I will pick up my attorney at the Moline Airport, at 3:30 PM. We will then drive to Dubuque to meet with co-counsel to spend the evening prepping for tomorrow's trial.

Here are some details:

My Legal Team

1. Jack Edwards (Wyoming)
2. Todd Klapataukas (Iowa)

Trial Location

Johnson County Courthouse
417 S. Clinton Street Iowa City, IA 52240

Parking

There is metered parking around the courthouse.

Looks like the nearest parking garage is at 150 E. Court Street, about a block from the courthouse. Parking there is $1.20 for two hours. It's about a 3-4 minute walk to the courthouse.

Possible Punishment if Found Guilty

1. $600 fine
2. 30 days in jail

The judge will have the authority and flexibility to impose any kind of sentence he wants, so long as it does not exceed the above-mentioned maximum penalties.

Prayer

I humbly request you focus your prayers in the following manner:

1. That I will count it all joy as I encounter this trial, knowing that the testing of my faith will produce endurance (James 1:2-4).

2. That being found "not guilty" will NOT be as important to me as being conformed to the image of Christ in every area of my life (Romans 8:28-29).

3. That I will be as content with a "guilty" verdict as a "not guilty" verdict, knowing that the decision in a human courtroom is completely under the authority and direction of the Sovereign King (Philippians 4:10-14; 1 Timothy 6:15).

4. That regardless of the outcome, I will see this situation as no more than what it truly is--a momentary, light affliction (2 Corinthians 4:17).

5. That I would find more contentment in godliness than physical freedom (1 Timothy 6:6).

6. That the gospel will be preached and Christ will be exalted, whether inside or outside the courtroom, in the courthouse, or in a jail cell.

Thank You

Tony

Re: How did we miss that Miano was arrested again???

PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:36 am
by zilch
The awful thing about Tony is that he's sincere, or at least sincerely believes he's sincere.

But being a sincere public nuisance is not being a productive member of family and society. If Tony got a real job, he'd feel better, his family would feel better, and so would I.

Re: How did we miss that Miano was arrested again???

PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:19 am
by shadowmouse
VERDICT

Guilty

SENTENCE

30 days in jail, suspended; meaning no jail time so long as I do not commit another offense above a speeding ticket, during the next year.

One year summary probation

Fine that will amount to about $200.

Ordered to keep away from all Planned Parenthood abortuaries in the United States

REJOICING

I testified in my defense. This gave me the opportunity to proclaim the gospel to everyone in the courtroom. I rejoice at this opportunity the Lord gave me.

Throughout the trial, the prosecution insisted that I was not on trial for what I said, but rather for the way I said it (raising my voice to be heard inside the building). Yet during sentencing the judge revealed his own biases when he showed his disdain that I would stand outside Planned Parenthood and tell people that they've sinned against God and that they need to turn to Christ.

I rejoice and I praise God that no matter what sinful man says, this case was about the gospel and man's efforts to keep it from being preached. Regardless of the prosecution's argument or the jury's verdict, or the judge's speech during sentencing, this trial was NOT about how loud I preached, but man's offense to the Word of God and the person of Jesus Christ.

I rejoice and I praise God that it would seem He has deemed me worthy to suffer, even if in but a small way, for the name of His Son. It is a precious gift and blessing of which I am not and never will be deserving.

While I had hoped I would win my day in court, I am not dismayed. I am not troubled. I am not angry. I rejoice that the Holy Spirit is enabling me to count today "all joy" (James 1:2-4).

BLESSED

I was blessed to have two attorneys who both volunteered their time, talent, and resources to defend me, free of charge. I rejoice that the Lord providentially brought Jack and Todd into my life.

I was blessed today to have so many people praying for me.

I was blessed to have two of my elders (Mike Reid and Nick Rolland) with me today. I was blessed to have members of my church family (Cal and Brenda Bolkema, and three of their kids) with me today.

I was blessed to have friends drive several hours from Minnesota Todd and Ethan Pearson, Faith Baker, and Gaius) to be in the courtroom to support me today.

And I was blessed to have Mahria with me today. For almost 33 years, she has been a wonderful helpmate, companion, and my best friend. It ain't easy being my wife.

This has been a great day!

FUTURE

My elders and I have much to discuss in the coming days. My elders need to make decisions about our future ministry outside Planned Parenthood and whether or not their counsel to me will be to appeal the verdict. So, please pray for all of us to exercise wisdom and discernment and to make decisions that will bring Jesus the most glory and bring His gospel to the most people.

Re: How did we miss that Miano was arrested again???

PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:23 am
by zilch
It ain't easy being my wife.


For once I agree with Tony.

Re: How did we miss that Miano was arrested again???

PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:56 am
by shadowmouse
On Tuesday, January 9, 2018, I stood trial. I stood accused of Disorderly Conduct: Loud and Raucous Noise, causing distress to people inside a public building. This article will provide a snapshot of the trial, the verdict, and the sentencing.
The Parties and the People’s Burden

Prosecutor, representing the Johnson County and the State of Iowa: Assistant Johnson County Attorney, Andrea L. Jensen. Andrea was assisted by another prosecutor.

Presiding Judge: Magistrate Edward J. Leff.

Defense: Jack Edwards and Todd Klapatauskas. Both men very kindly and generously defending me, pro bono.

The state’s case rested upon the testimony of three witnesses:

Michael Bailey, Senior Manager for Safety and Security, with Planned Parenthood of the Heartland
Officer Jeffrey Schmidt, Iowa City Police Department
Officer Brad Reinhard, Iowa City Police Department.

Prosecution’s Burden:

Proving the elements of the crime, beyond a reasonable doubt:
the noise I made was both loud and raucous
that the noise caused people distress
the allegedly distressed people were inside a public building at the time of the incident.

The Trial

The day began with paneling a jury of six people (five women and one man).

What the evidence actually showed:

On May 30, 2017, at approximately 10:00 AM, I was standing on a public sidewalk, approximately 60 feet from the front door of Planned Parenthood, in Iowa City.
I was reading my Bible aloud, without the aid of amplification.

Michael Bailey testified that my voice could be heard inside the building and that, in his opinion, people in the waiting room were distressed. He heard people in the waiting room talking about me and he saw people shuffling in their seats. That’s it.

No one to whom I allegedly caused distress was either identified or testified.

We were not allowed to make a defense on constitutional grounds, regarding freedom of speech.

The judge overruled our argument that a “public building” is one that is owned/controlled by the public/government. A “public building” is not simply a building accessible to the public. He refused to make a distinction between a business opened to the public and a public-owned building (i.e. courthouse, public school, public library, etc.).

The insistence of the prosecuting attorneys throughout the trial was that I was not on trial for whatI said, but rather for the way I said it.

As the defendant, I was not required to testify. I decided to testify because I wanted the people in the courtroom to hear the gospel.
The Verdict

The jury deliberated for about 30-45 minutes. They returned with a unanimous guilty verdict.
The Sentence

I requested immediate sentencing, and the judge obliged.

I was sentenced to:

30 days county jail (suspended). This means so long as I am not arrested again or violate probation during the next year, I will not have to go to jail on this conviction.
One year of self-supervised probation.
Do not have contact with any Planned Parenthoods during the next year.
Pay a fine of $135, plus court costs.

During sentencing, the judge made his displeasure with me known. My attorneys well-argued that I said nothing offensive, abusive, or threatening while outside Planned Parenthood, but that I simply read the Bible. I testified that I wanted people inside Planned Parenthood to hear me–not to cause them distress, but rather to bring them hope and peace in Christ.

However, during sentencing, the judge likened me telling people they were sinners who needed to turn to Jesus to cursing at people. The judge’s words left me convinced that my arrest, conviction, and sentencing were indeed about the content of my message, on May 30, outside Planned Parenthood. My conviction was the result of reading the Bible. My conviction was the result of proclaiming the gospel.
Appeal

On Wednesday, my elders spent a good portion of their weekly meeting discussing how best to counsel and support me, in light of my conviction. Yesterday, my elders and I spent a few hours discussing how best to proceed. We all agreed the best and right thing to do is to appeal my conviction to higher courts.

My reason for appealing my conviction is not merely to overturn my conviction, for my own benefit. I realize that while I am no one from nowhere, my conviction can and will likely be used against other Christians ministering outside of abortuaries, or anywhere on the streets for that matter. To the extent that I am able, I simply cannot and will not allow that to happen. I love the Bride of Christ. I cannot stand by and do nothing while others use my conviction to try to hurt my brothers and sisters in Christ.

Please pray that we are able to quickly find good attorneys to represent me in the appeal process.

Thank you.


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Re: How did we miss that Miano was arrested again???

PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:20 pm
by BeamStalk
shadowmouse wrote:
On Tuesday, January 9, 2018, I stood trial. I stood accused of Disorderly Conduct: Loud and Raucous Noise, causing distress to people inside a public building. This article will provide a snapshot of the trial, the verdict, and the sentencing.
The Parties and the People’s Burden

Prosecutor, representing the Johnson County and the State of Iowa: Assistant Johnson County Attorney, Andrea L. Jensen. Andrea was assisted by another prosecutor.

Presiding Judge: Magistrate Edward J. Leff.

Defense: Jack Edwards and Todd Klapatauskas. Both men very kindly and generously defending me, pro bono.

The state’s case rested upon the testimony of three witnesses:

Michael Bailey, Senior Manager for Safety and Security, with Planned Parenthood of the Heartland
Officer Jeffrey Schmidt, Iowa City Police Department
Officer Brad Reinhard, Iowa City Police Department.

Prosecution’s Burden:

Proving the elements of the crime, beyond a reasonable doubt:
the noise I made was both loud and raucous
that the noise caused people distress
the allegedly distressed people were inside a public building at the time of the incident.

The Trial

The day began with paneling a jury of six people (five women and one man).

What the evidence actually showed:

On May 30, 2017, at approximately 10:00 AM, I was standing on a public sidewalk, approximately 60 feet from the front door of Planned Parenthood, in Iowa City.
I was reading my Bible aloud, without the aid of amplification.

Michael Bailey testified that my voice could be heard inside the building and that, in his opinion, people in the waiting room were distressed. He heard people in the waiting room talking about me and he saw people shuffling in their seats. That’s it.

No one to whom I allegedly caused distress was either identified or testified.

We were not allowed to make a defense on constitutional grounds, regarding freedom of speech.

The judge overruled our argument that a “public building” is one that is owned/controlled by the public/government. A “public building” is not simply a building accessible to the public. He refused to make a distinction between a business opened to the public and a public-owned building (i.e. courthouse, public school, public library, etc.).

The insistence of the prosecuting attorneys throughout the trial was that I was not on trial for whatI said, but rather for the way I said it.

As the defendant, I was not required to testify. I decided to testify because I wanted the people in the courtroom to hear the gospel.
The Verdict

The jury deliberated for about 30-45 minutes. They returned with a unanimous guilty verdict.
The Sentence

I requested immediate sentencing, and the judge obliged.

I was sentenced to:

30 days county jail (suspended). This means so long as I am not arrested again or violate probation during the next year, I will not have to go to jail on this conviction.
One year of self-supervised probation.
Do not have contact with any Planned Parenthoods during the next year.
Pay a fine of $135, plus court costs.

During sentencing, the judge made his displeasure with me known. My attorneys well-argued that I said nothing offensive, abusive, or threatening while outside Planned Parenthood, but that I simply read the Bible. I testified that I wanted people inside Planned Parenthood to hear me–not to cause them distress, but rather to bring them hope and peace in Christ.

However, during sentencing, the judge likened me telling people they were sinners who needed to turn to Jesus to cursing at people. The judge’s words left me convinced that my arrest, conviction, and sentencing were indeed about the content of my message, on May 30, outside Planned Parenthood. My conviction was the result of reading the Bible. My conviction was the result of proclaiming the gospel.
Appeal

On Wednesday, my elders spent a good portion of their weekly meeting discussing how best to counsel and support me, in light of my conviction. Yesterday, my elders and I spent a few hours discussing how best to proceed. We all agreed the best and right thing to do is to appeal my conviction to higher courts.

My reason for appealing my conviction is not merely to overturn my conviction, for my own benefit. I realize that while I am no one from nowhere, my conviction can and will likely be used against other Christians ministering outside of abortuaries, or anywhere on the streets for that matter. To the extent that I am able, I simply cannot and will not allow that to happen. I love the Bride of Christ. I cannot stand by and do nothing while others use my conviction to try to hurt my brothers and sisters in Christ.

Please pray that we are able to quickly find good attorneys to represent me in the appeal process.

Thank you.


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$10 says the appeal is thrown out and never goes to court.