Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Bond Lowered for Street Preachers

Judge Jess Dickinson lowered the appeal bonds from $500,000 to $5,000 for two street preachers convicted of simple assault in Jackson Municipal Court last week. 

Jackson Municipal Court Judge Jeff Reynolds sentenced Allan Grant Siders and Bryan Peden on September 21 for simple assault against Matthew Camp. 

Siders is fined $500 dollars and six months in jail (no early release without Judge's permission) and Peden is fined $500 and three months in jail (no early release without Judge's permission).  Siders and Peden engaged in verbal and physical menacing and other threatening behavior on multiple occasions against Mr.Camp while he was walking and/or patronizing businesses in Fondren.. 

Attorneys Cody Gibson and Joel Dillard represent the defendants.  Mr. Gibson said the defendants will post bond when the order is entered.  

The appeals and municipal court opinions are posted below. 


A supporter of the two men circulated this text message: 





Anonymous said...

I don't see the appeals court ruling.

Anonymous said...

Screaming at people with a megaphone and driving to their house at night is not spreading the gospel, it's harassment.

According to the supporter, the Judge "was willing to break the law that day in order to try to persecute these men of God" HA! Is that what Judges do, look for opportunities to 'break the law'? Is that all judges, or is it just this one?

These 2 "Street Preachers" are not first amendment warriors or victims, they're overzealous bullies who think they're above the law. Maybe jail time will improve their attitude.

Anonymous said...

Boy that is a version of a story, indeed!

Anonymous said...

Yeah. Probably a "Krystal judge." Or, a former SC Justice who may have read a case or two, at least in the past 30 years. So shocked that these protestors are not at Florence in SuperMax.

Anonymous said...

This blog sure is full of Luciferians and their familiars.

Anonymous said...

I am sure that the truth is somewhere in the middle. Unfortunately there is no middle ground in this debate. They are probably both guilty being asses on this occasion.

Anonymous said...

"Maybe jail time will improve their attitude." - 3:01

I agree with your sentiment but can assure you it wont. At all.

These people are crazy dedicated to their brand of lunacy.
They will always be God's chosen ones in their own blaspheming eyes and they will always give Christianity a bad name.

Anonymous said...

Those text message read like America's version of the Taliban.

Anonymous said...

"Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’"

Matthew 7:22-23

Anonymous said...

Didn't realize their bond was 500 grand. That uhhh seemed a bit steep for being jerks. I am pro life.

Anonymous said...

There is much more backstory to this story. Keep digging KF

Anonymous said...

2,4,6,8 who do we intimidate? The patrons of a restaurant near near the Pink house.
Dr. Boyd and crew make me laugh. I think he is a few sandwiches short of a pic-nic. If I were someone curious about Christianity and saw some of his and his families idiocy I would keep not searching for faith. They fancy themselves men of God but they do not set the right example. If they wanted to quietly and peacefully hand out flyers and try to convince some people to change their minds I would likely donate. The signs, bullhorns, speakers and harassment just shows they are crazy. I always try to look at both side of issues. I think abortion is wrong and I feel sorry for the women who go through this. Some think its no big deal and they may never regret the decision. Some may hate doing it from day one. I feel for them. That being said. The "street preachers" should do a stretch and it might settle some of this down.

Anonymous said...

In the old days, a breach of the peace like this wouldn't have been tolerated. JPD would've rolled up and, in the memorable words of the late Carl Andre, "worn out a carload of blackjacks on them." That, they might understand.

Anonymous said...

To all of you abortion supporters, if you can ban the Bible and prevent people from reading it, you may be able to garner support. Comments welcome!

Madison county said...

The fifth of the

TheTen Commandments, “Thou shall not kill”.

Anonymous said...

If the street preachers are lunatics, why don't you just ignore them or perhaps pity you do other lunatics that scream or rage in their delusions on the streets of our town?

You hate them because you also hate the truth.

Jesus said in John's gospel: "For everyone who does evil hates the light..."

They are not crazy nor is Jesus. If Allan or Bryan have made mistakes in their conduct, they will do their time, amend their behavior and become better street preachers.

Anonymous said...

Why wasn’t KF there to record that trial?

Kingfish said...

How could i have recorded it?

Anonymous said...

@5:32 Read the opinion. The facts of the case as brought out at trial are in the first part of it. And, by the way, they are nothing like what these text messages say they are.

Anonymous said...

If Kingfish recorded Archie's outbursts and the PoPo presser that followed, please save us from further torture.

Anonymous said...

7:04 p.m.: According to the court's opinion, which sets forth the facts in detail, the charges had nothing to do with abortion or the Bible.

This case is NOT about being pro-God or anti-abortion. It's more about cloaking one's-self in righteousness as a means of attacking others with impunity.

Anonymous said...

Fake Christians claiming "persecution" for being called out on their very un-Christian behavior.
Jesus didn't need a bullhorn to preach the message.
These folks are the Pharisees that the text in red warned about.

Anonymous said...

3:05 : Not sure about all of that and this is really about the excessive bond. These two are surely a bit off the rails for sure and in real life may even be hypocrites like many religious folks . God fearing is different .But 500,000 ?

Anonymous said...

I suspect the bond was set that high just to ensure they spent at least a couple of nights in jail, with the expectation that it would be lowered.

Anonymous said...

I'm not a lawyer and I don't play one on TV, but I thought that after a criminal is convicted and sentenced, he sits in jail while his lawyer files appeals. No? I did not know that a sentenced criminal can bond out while his appeal crawls through the system.

You know in the end, unless he wins his appeal, his appeal will result in his sentence being reduced to "time served".

Anonymous said...

@546 there are two types of bonds: 1. A bond allowing an accused to be released pending a preliminary hearing, bind over and/or trial. Since all that needs to be shown is that there is probable cause that a crime was committed and the defendant committed the crime these bonds are lower. 2. A post-conviction bond is to allow the convicted defendant to be released pending the appeal. These bonds are usually higher because the finder of fact, in this case the trial judge, found the defendant guilty.

Judge Reynolds articulated the facts and provided the law and an analysis indicating that they were both a danger to the victim and the community at large, and a flight risk. While Judge Dickinson may not have agreed with the amount Judge Reynolds set, his reasoning was sound. Dickenson provided no reasoning, only calling the post-conviction bond an "abuse of his discretion", according to the Clarion Ledger. Note that this is an acknowledgment that Judge Reynolds did have this discretion, as the $5k bonds Dickenson set do not fall in line with the defendant's arguments in their motion, which argue the bonds should be set between $100.00 and $1,000.00.

Dickenson neither enunciated his reasonings behind the bond that he set nor did he distinguish between a pre- and post-conviction bond. I truly hope he is not setting a $10,000 bond for a convicted rapist.

Anonymous said...

City courts can only try misdemeanor cases. The defendant has the absolute right to appeal to County Court or Circuit Court for a trial before a real Judge. I do not know this particular judge and he may well be qualified but in some towns the city judges do not have law degrees. Nor do justice court judges.

If you appeal your conviction to County Court you have the ABSOLUTE right to a bond pending appeal for a trial de novo. The conviction is stayed pending trial in CountyCourt so it is similar to a pre-trial bond. The Mississippi Constitution says that excessive bond can not be required.

PS-If their conduct was so bad maybe they should have been charged with felony assault.

Kingfish said...

Judge Reynolds is a veteran attorney

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