First Federal Conspiracy Trial for Anti-War Resistance

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First Federal Conspiracy Trial for Anti-War Resistance

Postby proldic » Tue Sep 06, 2005 2:29 pm

The first and only federal <br>conspiracy trial <br>arising out of civil resistance <br>to the Iraq War begins <br>September 19 in Binghamton, NY. <br><br>Summary. Two days before the invasion of Iraq, four Catholic Workers from Ithaca (NY), in an act of non-violent civil resistance, entered a military recruiting center, read a statement, and carefully poured their own blood around the vestibule. The four, all parents, were tried in Tompkins County Court in April 2004 on charges of criminal mischief. Nine of twelve jurors voted to acquit. <br><br>However, almost a year later, the US government decided to retry the four, now on charges of conspiracy. If convicted, they face up to six years in prison and $250,000 in fines. The St. Patrick's Four trial begins September 19 in Binghamton, NY. <br><br><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href=""></a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--> <p></p><i></i>
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