Duluth peace activist, others ordered to pay $53K in restitution; trial delayed

  • Article by: Associated Press
  • Updated: January 28, 2014 - 1:27 PM

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A sentencing hearing for a nun and two other Catholic peace activists, including one from Duluth, has been delayed after the federal courthouse in Knoxville shut down because of snow.

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jsmithxcJan. 28, 14 6:48 AM

Sounds like a story out of the old Soviet Union not Tennessee. Protecting society from an 83 year old nun who is a peace and justice activist now I have heard it all.

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johnmplsJan. 28, 14 7:02 AM

JSMITHXC. Right! People who break in to a secure nuclear weapons plant storing bomb-grade uranium should be free as long as they did it for their political beliefs.

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formergopJan. 28, 14 7:34 AM

Although they need punishment, 6 to 9 years seems a little much.

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supervon2Jan. 28, 14 8:05 AM

Let's see. Endangering society. Sound like a good sentence to me.

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Grumpy42Jan. 28, 14 8:05 AM

They will get nothing more than a slap on the wrist. At 83 one should know better than to vandalize any building.

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whareidJan. 28, 14 8:12 AM

They say charity begins at home. Perhaps they would have been better served protecting the children in their Catholic church.

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gargoyle52Jan. 28, 14 8:49 AM

So, it's OK to break the law and damage public property as long as your intentions are good? Send them to jail. There are lawful ways to express your disagreement.

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naseth12Jan. 28, 14 9:25 AM

Sabotage? Come on... Based on the article, this was nothing more than vandalism; no jail time should have been required. In fact, the government owes these people restitution for cruel and unusual punishment.

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sage62Jan. 28, 1410:10 AM

former: Please lose the fraudulent moniker, nobody believes it. Why doesn't this '\Trio of Naivety' travel to Russia or China and protest...oh wait!

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jaynedrakeJan. 28, 1411:44 AM

Why don't they travel to Russia or China to protest? Because, I suspect, they think we are the big troublemaker. Continuing, I will never forget going to a birthday party in about 1985 for a fellow teacher, and there were a lot of 'peace activists' there. They were telling me that people who had visited the Soviet Union had come back and said that the U.S. had been lying about the Soviets. They were peaceful. We were the problem.

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