Nearly one year after the first protester was arrested for disrupting a Wake County school board meeting, there's no sign in sight of the situation being resolved.
As noted in today's article by Thomas Goldsmith, the nearly 30 people arrested at school board meetings between last March and August are waiting for disposition of their cases. While the Wake County District Attorney's Office says it's not unusual for misdemeanor cases to be on the docket after a year, prosecutors also don't want the arrests to turn into a show trial.
The issue is that the state NAACP, which has moved to combine all the arrests into one case, wants the issue argued in open court. They want to turn the arrests into a de-facto trial on the end of the diversity policy.