The Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports on 14 people who were arraigned today (more will be arraigned on Tuesday and Wednesday). Didi Delgado reports on the treatment of several of the people while they were locked up awaiting arraignment.
According to the DA's office:
Nathan Mizrahi, of Norwich, NY, was ordered held in lieu of $10,000 bail on charges of unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition. Mohammed Eldeb, 23, of Somerville, had bail set at $500 on a charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon - a bottle. He was then transported to Middlesex District Court to answer to existing warrants.
The other 12 people were released on personal recognizance:
Two men who had cases that appear unrelated to the rally or protests: one was for drinking in public and the other was for trespassing in the course of an apparent drug transaction; Two men were charged with punching one another; Two more were charged with jointly punching a third man; One was arrested after allegedly clutching his waistband, where Boston Police recovered a loaded handgun for which he had a valid license to carry out of Shrewsbury, causing a disturbance in the crowd on the Common; One was charged with running into a Boston Police officer who was on a bicycle, causing the officer to flip over his handlebars and sustain minor injuries; Four were charged with physically assaulting officers with hands, bottles of water and other substances, traffic cones, and other implements during a confrontation in the area of Boylston and Tremont rather than clearing the area as police had repeatedly requested.
Delgado has compiled a list, too, of what happened to some of the people between their arrests and arraignments, including:
There was a young Black man who'd never been inside a jail cell in his life. He couldn't believe how roughly police treated him—his shoulder was dislocated. He was locked up with a young white kid who was arrested for putting his body between the aggressive cops and him (the Black man). They bonded in the jail cell.
There was a Black accountant who was pissed off because he was beaten and spent 5 hours in lock-up, even though he's a fucking accountant.
I didn't speak to the 15 year old girl that was arrested. But I didn't have to in order to know that she had no business being put behind bars.
There was a Black Latinx woman who was in tears when we bailed her out. She was terrified at how police knocked her down, dragged her backwards, and put her wrists in zip ties before tossing her on a truck. Her husband was arrested for protecting her. ...