May 11, 2017
Lawson's family meets with DA, will return at 4; will there be another protest or rioting?
They arrived around 9:20 a.m. and left around 12:20 p.m. this afternoon. While they were protesting outside, David Lawson's family was meeting with the DA.
EPD was there, observing chatting. People at the courthouse said some of the protestors hugged the HCSO deputies, also present.
Lawson's family is coming back to meet with the DA at 4 p.m. Protestors are expected to return; talk of possible rioting was told to me by more than one source.
Update: No protestors returned at 4 p.m. Made some follow up inquiries why and was told they decided to change the protest to the morning. However that information was selectively shared.
Last Friday evening, there was a rally at the Arcata Plaza. Last Saturday, protestors blocked exits at Safeway in Arcata, according to various media reports, not allowing people to leave, unless they agreed to call the Humboldt County DA's office.
The protests started after the complaint against Kyle Zoellner, for the stabbing of HSU student was dismissed last Friday due to lack of evidence. The investigation is still ongoing.