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Transform Now Plowshares three receive unsupervised supervised probation, $52,000 restitution upheld by Judge.

After hearing arguments from both sides during a teleconference sentencing hearing, Judge Amul Thapar split the different between the defense’s request for no supervised probation and the government’s request for supervised probation for Megan Rice, Greg Boertje-Obed and Michael Walli.

 

In the end, the judge sentenced each to two years of “unsupervised” supervised probation with only three conditions

  • they must not be commit any local, state or federal crimes
  • they may not enter any US nuclear facility
  • they must report any arrests for any reason to their probation officer

There are no other restrictions on their activities. When defense attorneys asked if they retained their first amendment right to protest nuclear weapons at facilities, the judge said, “Absolutely, as long as they don’t enter the facility.”

 

The judge also declined to reduce or drop the demand for $52,000 in restitution to the taxpayer.

 

The three have until Friday, September 18, to report to their local probation office.

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Discussion

4 thoughts on “Transform Now Plowshares three receive unsupervised supervised probation, $52,000 restitution upheld by Judge.

  1. they should be given metals of HONOR,

    Posted by kevindblanch | September 15, 2015, 2:38 pm
  2. they should be given metals of HONOR

    Posted by kevindblanch | September 15, 2015, 2:39 pm
  3. 52,000? what is going to happen with that? sounds totally ridiculous and un attainable and unfeasable and worth protesting, etc, etc, etc-

    Posted by david eberhardt | September 15, 2015, 2:48 pm
  4. My understanding is that, since Megan, Greg & Michael do not have $52,000, and if they did they would not pay this exorbitant fee that the U.S. government (i.e. us taxpayers) will have to absorb this expense. I hope anyone reading this that may know something different will explain and correction or clarification.

    Posted by Kim Bergier | October 2, 2015, 10:18 am

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