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Arraignment Day: Bloomington Coliseum’s “Felony 5” –

By John Kraft & Kirk Allen

On September 29, 2017


By:  Diane Benjamin
I was back in court today, luckily not playing lawyer this time!  I attended the arraignment of the Felony 5.  Cameras are now allowed inside the courtroom, so I’m sure video will be available somewhere.

I took photos:

“I was asked by the Sheriff’s department to take the pictures down because they have rules!  Media must be credentialed through a lady at the Pantagraph.  Of course the Pantagraph doesn’t consider me real media, so I was never informed of this credentialing process.   A report is being written and sent to the State’s Attorney for possible contempt charges!”

ECWD’s response?

Contempt this:




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  • Elizabeth Gruber
    Posted at 14:35h, 29 September

    I didn’t think that bird cage liner Pantagraph could credential anyone. Just shows how scared they are of you Diane. Can’t wait to see who ends up having to testify and take the 5th, Hales, Renner, City Council perhaps.

  • danni smith
    Posted at 15:46h, 03 October

    possible contempt charges against whom?