November 23, 2005

Protester Sentenced to Picking Up Trash

Los Angeles Times

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

The man who handcuffed himself to Cardinal Roger M. Mahony's chair during Mass at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in June was sentenced to 30 days of picking up trash.

James C. Robertson, 58, of Los Angeles pleaded no contest to disturbing a religious service. He was ordered to stay at least 300 yards from Mahony, the cathedral and the Los Angeles Archdiocese's headquarters.

Robertson, who is suing the archdiocese for failing to protect him from two allegedly abusive Catholic brothers, is picking up trash in lieu of 45 days in jail. He was also placed on three years' probation.

Posted by kshaw at November 23, 2005 11:19 AM