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Nuclear Weapons Protesters’ Sabotage Conviction Overturned — Court Says Jury Verdict Was Not Rational

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“An Appeals Court has vacated the sabotage convictions of peace activists Greg-Boertje-Obed, of Duluth, Min., and his co-defendants Michael Walli of Washington, DC, and Sr. Megan Rice of New York City. The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals found that federal prosecutors failed to prove — and that “no rational jury could find” — that the three had intended to damage “national defense.”
In July 2012, Greg, Michael and Megan clipped through four fences and walked right up to the “Fort Knox” of weapons-grade uranium, the Highly Enriched Uranium Materials Facility inside the Y-12 complex in Oak Ridge, Tenn. Uranium processed there puts the “H” in our H-bombs. With three hours before they were spotted, the nuclear weapons abolitionists painted “Woe to an Empire of Blood” and other slogans on several structures, strung banners, and celebrated their luck in catching the nuclear weapons system asleep at the wheel. When a guard finally confronted them, they offered him some bread.”

Author: John LaForge
Published in: Las Vegas Informer http://lasvegas.informermg.com/2015/05/11/nuclear-weapons-protesters-sabotage-conviction-overturned/
War is a crime http://warisacrime.org/content/nuclear-weapons-protesters%E2%80%99-sabotage-conviction-overturned-court-says-jury-verdict-was-not-r
World Beyond War http://worldbeyondwar.org/nuclear-weapons-protesters-sabotage-conviction-overturned-court-says-jury-verdict-was-not-rational/
Counterpunch http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/05/12/nuclear-weapons-protesters-sabotage-conviction-overturned/
Sierra County Prospect http://www.sierracountyprospect.org/2015/05/13/verdict-not-rational-51315/
Grassroots Press http://www.grass-roots-press.com/2015/05/14/nuclear-weapons-protesters-sabotage-conviction-overturned-court-says-jury-verdict-was-not-rational/
South Coast Today http://www.southcoasttoday.com/article/20150513/OPINION/150519772/0/SEARCH
The Peace Worker http://peaceworker.org/2015/05/nuclear-weapons-protesters-sabotage-conviction-overturned-court-says-jury-verdict-was-not-rational/?utm_source=May+18%2C+2015+PeaceWorker+Articles&utm_campaign=This+Week%27s+PeaceWorker+Articles&utm_medium=email

Truth Out http://www.truth-out.org/speakout/item/30850-nuclear-weapons-protesters-sabotage-conviction-overturned?tsk=adminpreview
My Left Blogosphere https://myleftblogosphere.wordpress.com/2015/05/13/nuclear-weapons-protesters-sabotage-conviction-overturned-court-says-jury-verdict-was-not-5/
The Nuclear Resister http://www.nukeresister.org/2015/05/08/sabotage-conviction-overturned-new-sentence-ordered-for-transform-now-plowshares/
Date: May 11,12,13,14,18,2015

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