Jiang will have to pay a $500 fine and court fees and costs of $158, as part of a plea deal reached with prosecutors, Bruce said. He also will have to perform 100 hours of community service.Which would indicate that "Defiant Trespass" rates somewhere between jaywalking and passing a stopped school bus at 10 miles-per over the limit, the latter offense of which will score you Double Secret Probation in many states.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Major victory for ironclad airport security!
Haisong Jiang, a PhD candidate who moved to America from China, perhaps to get away from a paranoid, control-freak government, has plead guilty to "Defiant Trespass" for stepping under a velvet rope at an airport and setting off a Keystone Kops carnival of terminal closings and flight delays.