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Testimony Continues in Dan Choi Trial

Testimony Continues in Dan Choi Trial


Testimony continues Tuesday in the trial of Lt. Dan Choi, who is charged with failing to obey a lawful order after handcuffing himself to the White House fence along with 12 fellow activists protesting "don't ask, don't tell" in November.

On Monday, several U.S. Park Police officers testified that Choi failed to heed three warnings made from a police cruiser loudspeaker, the Associated Press reports. Choi's attorney, Robert Feldman, said he planned to argue that Choi couldn't hear those warnings over the crowd noise, and that the federal charges against his client are unusual.

"They want him to go away," Feldman said. "He is the gay man who is finally attracting the attention."

If convicted, Choi faces a fine and a jail sentence of up to six months. The other protesters arrested in November had previously accepted a plea deal with prosecutors. (Read the AP story here.)

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