Jones To Appeal “Peace Bond” Conviction
(Ann Arbor-WWJ) The controversial Florida preacher whose attempt to hold a demonstration in front of a Dearborn mosque was thwarted by a local judge and jury has filed an appeal.
The Ann Arbor-based Thomas More Law Center says it has filed a “claim of appeal” on behalf of Terry Jones and an associate, Wayne Sapp. Both men were jailed briefly last Friday after initially refusing to pay a one dollar “peace bond” imposed by Dearborn District Judge Mark Somers following a jury trial.
Jones objected to a provision that he stay away from the Islamic Center of America for a period of three years.
Jones and Sapp eventually posted bond and were freed, but the Quran-burning pastor’s planned demonstration never took place.
Jones says he is returning to Dearborn Friday for a late afternoon rally and demonstration in front of city hall.
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