The judge, Stuart Hing, went after the Rev. Hoye for refusing to bow to his demand that he stay 100 yards away from an Oakland-area abortion business for the next three years.
The judge gave the Rev. Hoye that sentence this past Friday (click on this post's title) and had him thrown into jail right away. Judges ordinarily or often let real criminals stay free during their appeals -- but Hing is treating the Rev. Hoye as worse than a criminal.
Of course -- because the Rev. Hoye belongs to that most despised class: Pro-life activist.
The day after Hing imprisoned this heroic pro-life minister, a career criminal out on parole for assault with a deadly weapon shot four Oakland policemen, killing three of them and leaving the fourth declared "brain dead."
Mmm, boy, judges in the Oakland area really have their prioritites straight: Imprison ministers for saving babies' lives and helping moms, but let violent criminals go free.
Tonight, in Oakland, the Rev. Hoye's wife Lori and some Oakland pastors were to hold a vigil for him outside the Santa Rita Jail.