Fri July 31, 2009
An Insurance Protestor's Arrest Story
By Tom Graham
Charlottesville, VA – Joe Szakos has been a community organizer for more than 30 years. For almost half that time he's headed up the state wide group called the Virginia Organizing Project. In all his years working on a wide variety of highly charged issues, he had never before been arrested.
That changed last week, when Szakos staged a protest against his own health insurance company.
WMRA's Tom Graham sat down with Joe Szakos for some perspective on the highly publicized arrest.
The court hearing for the trespassing charges has been scheduled for September 22nd.
A spokesman for the Anthem company was offered an opportunity to participate in a joint interview with Mr. Szakos. That offer was declined.