Day labor center protestor convicted, fined $500
A man charged with blocking the entrance to Portland's new day labor center in a one-man protest was convicted Monday of disorderly conduct.
Tom Wenning wanted his day in court to make a point that the city of Portland is subsidizing illegal activity with its day labor center.
The hiring site, located at the corner of Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Northeast Everett Street, opened in June thanks to a $200,000 grant from the city.
Libspeak translation: "Grant from the city" = "your tax dollars"
The judge said that this protestor "didn't know" that the potential hires were illegal aliens or not. With no respect due to "his honor"... EVERYONE KNOWS THEY ARE ILLEGAL. But hey, why ask me? I asked them! (this was in Cornelious)