Here is some more background about the off-site serving of papers:http://host.madison.com/ct/news/local/c ... 963f4.html
1) seems like intimidation to me; and
2) I wonder if the delay in charging people resulted from a back-office conference to try and find something they could be charged with, without violating recent (and probably older) court rulings.
Rep. Chris Taylor (who is one tough cookie, and doing good work on this matter) thinks they'll just keep on dreaming up more fishy charges (violations of obscure zoning regulations, etc). She tried to discuss this with Erwin but he would not give her more information on what they've decided to arrest people for, probably because it didn't exist.
"Now they’re not citing people as they engage in this conduct,” Taylor said. “They’re waiting several hours. So if the conduct is so unlawful and so egregious and creating such hazards, it’s very interesting they’re not citing the conduct as it happens.”
I've got a feeling Erwin is in over his head here and what he's doing now will not be supported in court. But I don't think he (or Mike Huebsch) cares. He wants to throw his weight around NOW, and is taking the short view as this administration has done thoughout its history.