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Local citizens speak out for justice

Dear friends,

Thanks to these citizens for sharing their thoughts through the Knoxville News Sentinel.  The quotes below are only excerpts — click the links to read the full articles.


Barbara Hickey: Judge should acquit Y-12 protesters on charges of sabotage

The recent verdict of guilty in the Transform Now Plowshares case is a miscarriage of justice. All evidence presented at the trial showed incontestably that the three protesters are deeply committed to nonviolence and that all their symbolic actions were nonviolent, intended to bring a message of peace and healing to the bomb plant. … The defendants clearly felt they were following the path of Jesus, who preached peace and abhorred violence. The Prince of Peace was also accused of sabotaging the Roman Empire.

Bob Fischer: Nun being punished for government deficiencies

Petition is both a noun and a verb. … If a nun shows up at a government fence with a bottle of wine, some bread and blood to give a message to the government about not bombing innocent children with really bad bombs, she is delivering a petition. … You don’t violate her First Amendment rights because the federal government has ineffective personnel policies.



One thought on “Local citizens speak out for justice

  1. I wrote a letter to the Knoxville Sentinel re the trial- they considered it but i don’t believe thay ran it- it was too strong- i sd- “Here you had Jesus in yr house and crucified him again. It did not seem Xtian- Please, if you are churchgoers, pray for forgiveness (to the judge and jury) .
    Note mainstream papers will not print letters critical of guns or strongly for non-violence and peace; has to be namby-pamby- dave eberhardt in baltimore

    Posted by david eberhardt | May 22, 2013, 2:42 am

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