Curtis Cooper

Curtis Cooper

Curtis Cooper is an attorney focusing on disability issues, employment law, and civil litigation.  He is a member of the Maryland Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild. Curtis' office is in Towson, and he can be contacted via his website.


Indyreader at Schools Not Jails! action 2012. Photo By: Ashlie Kauffman

It is remarkable that Indyreader, as an all-volunteer organization with a shoestring budget, could produce a variety of fresh, quality online content from a radical perspective on a weekly basis.

Rev. Cortly “C.D.” Witherspoon, outside Central Booking, after arrest at Baltimore City Hall.  Photo by: William Hughes. Photo Source: Baltimore Brew.

It took a long time to get their day in court to challenge the misdemeanor charges against them, but for two defendants and the attorney who represented them at trial, it was worth the wait. Sharon Black and the Rev. C.D. Witherspoon were charged with trespassing in a public building after hours on August 7, 2012. Following three separate postponements, including one postponement due to Super Storm Sandy, the two were found not guilty by a judge in the District Court for Baltimore City on January 22, 2013.

City Hall Protesters Found Not Guilty of Trespassing
As We Say Goodbye to Indyreader, Don’t Mourn, Organize!