Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center ALERT
July 28, 2007
Related — Carolyn Bninski in her own words: A redress of grievances By Carolyn Bninski
[VCNV Note: Carolyn Bninski is an organizer with the Occupation Project in Colorado. After receiving word of three acquittals in Occupation Project trials, we received news that Carolyn received by far the harshest sentence to date. The judge sentenced Carolyn to 365 days in jail, with 330 days suspended. Carolyn will begin serving the remaining 35 days in August, with work release privileges. The judge will retain the right to return Carolyn to jail to serve the 330 days suspended should she engage in other “unlawful” activity. Don Muller and Rob Mulford of Alaska also received lengthy suspended jail sentences for their participation in the Occupation Project in Fairbanks, Alaska and each also served 7 days in jail. Let the examples of these social advocates serve as an invitation to each of us to deepen our own commitment to nonviolent civil disobedience and civil resistance to end the Iraq war.]
Before a packed courtroom yesterday, a municipal judge in Westminster, Colorado sentenced long-time peace activist Carolyn Bninski to 365 days in jail and a $1,000 fine for actions stemming from a March 8th, 2007 visit by her and others to Colorado Congressman Mark Udall’s office.