On Thursday February 28th at 8:30am Jerry Burton will be back at court for using blankets to cover himself in violation of the Unauthorized Camping Ban (better named Survival Ban). On November 28th 2016 Jerry was ticketed for the Survival Ban. In April 2017 he, and two others, went to trial on this charge. Jerry was found guilty of surviving while homeless. During the trial where defendants refused to use the word “camping” and instead using the more accurate word “surviving” the prosecution famously said, “you know it is illegal to survive anywhere in the city of Denver?”
Now Jerry is back at court on the same Survival Ban ticket because he refused to do community service for an unjust law. Jerry states, “I feel as strongly about not doing community service for an unjust law as the court feels about the about enforcing this unjust law that target one class of people. The court or no other entity gave me the the choice to survive my Creator did as he did all of us.”
Come to the Lindsey Flanigan Courthouse on Thursday February 28th at 8:30am to support.
Watch video of Jerry’s blankets being stolen from him by police on November 28th 2016. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ob4ip0iXhA&t=4s