Unicorn Riot, “BOP Blames Bird for Eric King’s Property Destruction During Federal Trial”

By Alex Binder, March 18, 2022

Denver, CO – During the federal trial against political prisoner Eric King, there have been multiple disruptive incidents affecting the defendant at the Englewood prison where he is being held. King, his legal team, and supporters are concerned that these seem like consistent retaliatory actions by the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP).

On Thursday morning, which was the fourth and final day of trial, the government and the defense brought to Judge Martinez’s attention (without the jury present) that King’s cell was flooded when he returned to it the previous evening.

Zachary Huffman, a BOP paralegal, told the court that King’s cell’s sink was left on and there was some toilet paper in it, seemingly alleging that King left the sink on. The judge asked if anyone else could have done that, and Huffman said there weren’t other inmates in that housing unit, but it could potentially have been prison staff. He told the judge he will collect all the information he can.

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