'저는 그들의 땅을 지키기 위하여 싸웠던 인디안들의 이야기를 기억합니다. 백인들이 그들의 신성한 숲에 도로를 만들기 위하여 나무들을 잘랐습니다. 매일밤 인디안들이 나가서 백인들이 만든 그 길을 해체하면 그 다음 날 백인들이 와서 도로를 다시 짓곤 했습니다. 한동안 그 것이 반복되었습니다. 그러던 어느날, 숲에서 가장 큰 나무가 백인들이 일할 동안 그들 머리 위로 떨어져 말과 마차들을 파괴하고 그들 중 몇몇을 죽였습니다. 그러자 백인들은 떠났고 결코 다시 오지 않았습니다….' (브루스 개그논)





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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Text Fwd: [Vandenberg Witness] Convicted!

Vandenberg Witness

CONVICTED!

Two trials were held in Santa Barbara Federal Court on Thursday, July 15, with Dennis Apel, MacGregor Eddy, and Steve Kelly, SJ, each convicted of criminal trespass (ban & bar violation) at Vandenberg AFB for attending legal protests without intentionally “crossing the line.”

The first trial included co-defendants Dennis Apel and MacGregor Eddy. A pretrial motion to establish that the designated protest area is a public forum, was denied to the defense. Magistrate Rita Coyne-Federman rejected the argument that free speech is protected in the designated protest area, as defined by Vandenberg officials. Dennis Apel and MacGregor Eddy were convicted of violating a “ban and bar” order, which resulted from a 12/31/09 protest against a National Missile Defense interceptor test and for being present at a peace vigil on March 3, 2010.

The sentence imposed on each defendant was a $125 fine, plus court costs, totaling $320 for each defendant.

Later that afternoon a second trial was held for co-defendants Fr. Steve Kelly, SJ, and Dennis Apel. Again both were convicted with fines imposed as sentence.

What is noteworthy is that this is the first time an arrest for violating a ban and bar has been prosecuted.

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Comment from Sheila Baker
Time: July 19, 2010, 9:28 pm

Good news that Vandenberg activists are pursuing the
defense of First Amendment violation.
Can a mass legal action on blue lines and ban and bars
be considered by more than one group?
As I see the First Amendment, arrests for presence and
witinessing at facilities and bases before people even
enter the guard gate is really discriminatory. Some good
points can be made.

Now is the time….

-Sheila

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