After a defense attorney for nonviolent demonstrators arrested in last weekend\u0026#039;s alt-right \u0022Straight Pride Parade\u0022 in Boston read the letter of the law in protest of Municipal Court\u0026nbsp;Judge Richard Sinnott refusing to allow the Suffolk County District Attorney\u0026#039;s office to drop charges, the judge threw the lawyer in jail for contempt of court, the latest in a string of incidents in the city courtroom with respect to the protests.Attorney Susan Church, who works with the National Lawyers\u0026#039; Guild of Massachusetts, was released a few hours later.\u0026nbsp;\u0022All I was trying to do is to read the law to the court, and I was summarily arrested, handcuffed, brought down to the holding cell, held there for hours,\u0022 said Church.\u0026nbsp;Sinnott sent the lawyer to jail on contempt after she read him case law that contradicted the judge\u0026#039;s decision to reject Suffolk County D.A. Rachel Rollins\u0026#039; decision not to press charges against the demonstrators.\u0026nbsp;\u0022This was outrageous behavior,\u0022 Church said.Other members of the legal profession agreed.\u0026nbsp;\u0022This is out of control,\u0022 tweeted law firm PiltserCowan. \u0022Arresting a defense lawyer for doing her job crossed the line from abuse of authority to needing to be removed from judicial office.\u0022The protestors were arrested for actions over the weekend in opposition to a racist, extreme right political march dubbed a \u0022Straight Pride Parade\u0022 by organizers. The march ended with clashes between police and the some demonstrators, resulting in a number of arrests.\u0026nbsp;In his courtroom on Tuesday and Wednesday, Sinnott repeatedly denied requests from the district attorney\u0026#039;s office to drop the charges for most of those arrested.As\u0026nbsp;The Boston Globe reported:As members of the police union looked on, Sinnott agreed to drop charges against just two of the 16 protesters who came before him Tuesday: a 63-year-old Vermont woman charged with disorderly conduct and a 21-year-old man from Worcester accused of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.Prosecutors asked for dismissal of nonviolent charges against seven more people, most in exchange for eight hours of community service. Sinnott denied the requests. Prosecutors did not ask Sinnott to drop any charges of assault or of violence against police.Rollins, in a series of tweets Tuesday evening, said her office\u0026#039;s decision to forego prosecutions should not have been overruled by the judge.\u0022By compelling arraignment in every case, the judge punished the exercise of individuals\u0026#039; First Amendment right to protest,\u0022 said Rolllins.She added that her office would work to overturn Sinnott\u0026#039;s decision.\u0022For those people now tangled in the criminal justice system for exercising their right to free speech—many of whom had no prior criminal record—I will use the legal process to remedy the judge\u0026#039;s overstepping of his role,\u0022 Rollins said.As the National Lawyers Guild pointed out in its statement on Church\u0026#039;s arrest, Sinnott has regularly acted to stymie the Rollins agenda, which aims to bring a more measured approach to law enforcement in Suffolk County.\u0022This is in gross violation of the separation of powers and has the impact of obstructing the policy priorities of the Rachel Rollins administration,\u0022 wrote the guild.Press release from @nlgmass on the jailing of Susan Church pic.twitter.com/LfBmgcM8pA— Nat\u0026#039;lLawyersGuildMA (@nlgmass) September 4, 2019The move was \u0022lawless,\u0022 Judge Nancy Gertner told\u0026nbsp;WBUR.In a tweet, New York City public defender Sam Feldman said he hoped there would be consequences for Sinnott\u0026#039;s actions.\u0026nbsp;\u0022Hoping against hope that Judge Sinnott\u0026#039;s flagrant violations of the law result in his removal from the bench,\u0022 said Feldman.