The second day of the Disarm Now Plowshares trial began with the prosecution weaving an idyllic picture of daily life at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor.
The witnesses testifying regarding the November 2nd Plowshares action spoke about their lives and the regularity of their routine. One testified about his daily drive to work; another about the special considerations afforded protesters outside the gates. Each presented a quiet picture of business as usual.
Enter Disarm Now Plowshares!!! Interrupting business as usual, the defendants caused the security detail a feeling of “adrenaline”… and “heart beating.” They ran towards the five members of Disarm Now Plowshares with weapons loaded, aimed and ready to fire.
The defense, on the other hand, was interested in a different sort of danger. Steve Kelly asked the Marine who apprehended him, “Is it fair to conclude that Kitsap-Bangor has SSBN’s?” “Yes,” answered Lance Corporal Glendenning.
Susan Crane asked Glendenning, “ You’ve received training, I assume about following orders? What happens if you receive an unlawful order?” Glendenning answered that he was not to follow an unlawful order. “What about an order to indiscriminately kill civilians?” Susan asked, to which the prosecution objected. “To bad more of the truth isn’t getting to the jury,” Susan responded.
Stay tuned as the trial continues, and Disarm Now Plowshares continues to pursue the truth.
Chrissy and Leonard (for Disarm Now Plowshares)
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