Julian Heicklen Arrested By Chief Judge Belvin Perry
August 22, 2011
By John Kurtz
Following Judge Perry’s arrest and sentencing of Mark Schmidter to 151 days in
jail for handing out jury information at the Orange County Court House, civil
disobedience superstar Julian Heicklen once again challenged Judge Perry’s
Julian Heicklen arrived in Orlando Wednesday August 17th, and Thursday
morning returned to the Orange County Court House to hand out Jury
information. Members of Orando Copwatch were on the scene to document
the event. Orange County Deputies presented Heicklen with Judge Perry’s
administrative order banning his activities and demanded that he leave.
Julian Heicklen courageously refused the unconstitutional order and continued
handing out Jury information. Julian was not arrested and left some time later
after traffic into the courthouse slowed. Julian spent the weekend in Orlando
attending the Florida Liberty Summit.
Monday August 22, Heicklen returned to the Orange County Courthouse to
continue handing out Jury information. At about 7:30 AM members of Orlando
Copwatch spoke with Heicklen letting him know that they where on route and
recommending that he hold off until we had cameras there for his protection.
Julian responded that Fox 35 and other news media where there and he felt
safe as long as he was on camera.
Orlando Copwatch members arrived on the scene moments after the news
reporters left Heicklen alone. Almost instantly after the news cameras had
gone, cowardly Orange County Deputies afraid of the public seeing their
actions, made their move against Heicklen, arresting him. Orlando Copwatch
arrived on the scene just as Julian fell limp to the ground, as to not assist with
his own kidnapping.
Numerous calls where made to Judge Perry’s office (407-836-2008) as well
as the Orange County Courthouse public information office (407-836-2047)
attempting to find out when the arraignment would be held. Those calls
where never returned. About 1PM members of Orlando Copwatch through an
anonymous source learned that Heicklen had been arraigned in front of Judge
Perry around 11AM. Julian exercised his right to remain silent, infuriating Judge
Perry who then sent him off to Orange County Jail without bond. Julian’s next
court appearance is scheduled for September 1, he will remain in a cage until
Julian Heicklen is an American hero. His willingness, at the age of 79 years old,
to put his life and liberty on the line to fight for your freedom is unmatched in
recent history. Please call Judge Perry and let him know it is unacceptable to
cage a peaceful 79 year old man, simply for handing out pieces of paper. Ask
him if he has ever heard of the first amendment, and if he plans to tender his
resignation due to his repeated violations of his oath of office.
Judge Belvin Perry’s Office 407-836-2008