Imprisonment, Confinement, Supervised Release, Restitution

Friends,

The cat’s outa the bag (as the saying goes)!  A couple of bloggers out there posted the government’s recommendations for sentencing of each of the Disarm Now Plowshares.  Bill Quigley, Legal Director of the Center for Constitutional Rights and one of the Disarm Now Plowshares legal support team, supplied the information:

Steve Kelly – 3 years in prison, plus 3 years supervised release – restitution of $7405*;

Susan Crane – 30 months imprisonment, plus 3 years supervised release – restitution of $7405*;

Anne Montgomery – 6 months imprisonment, plus 6 months home confinement as part of 3 years supervised release – restitution of $7405*;

Lynne Greenwald – 7 months imprisonment, plus 7 months home confinement as part of 3 years supervised release – restitution of $7405*;

Bill Bichsel – 6 months imprisonment, plus 6 months home confinement as part of 3 years supervised release – restitution of $7405*.

*since reduced to $5300

So now you know!  The government is seeking to punish people who attempted to stop our own government from continuing to commit crimes.  “Imprisonment”… “Confinement”…  “Supervise Release”…  “Restitution”…  Such words are meaningless in this context.  Who will provide restitution to the millions or perhaps billions of people who would be affected by nuclear war.

It would seem that we need to imprison, confine or supervise those who prepare for the use of weapons that can be called omnicidal.  Let us hope and pray that Judge Settle will not send the wrong people to jail.  Let us hope and pray for justice.

Peace,

Leonard

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