Please write to Judge Thapar to encourage leniency for the Oak Ridge 3, nonviolent protesters of nuclear weapons


On February 18, 2014, three nonviolent protesters against nuclear weapons, Sr. Megan Rice, Michael Walli and Gregory Boertje-Obed, are scheduled to be sentenced in U.S. District Court in Knoxville, Tennessee, for the supposed crime of sabotage.

Background:
Washington Post: The Prophets of Oak Ridge
Daily News: Elderly Nun, 2 Other Protestors Found Guilty of Sabotage
Transform Now Plowshares
National Catholic Reporter: Trial Ends With Unusual Sentence

In a separate case in Kansas City, nuclear protesters were recently sentenced to write explanations of their concerns to be included in the court records. That seems far more appropriate than prison for people upholding the law and morality.

Please sign this petition that we'll be delivering to the judge:



151-175 of 14997 signatures
Number Date Name Location Feel free to add a comment ...
14847 3.8 years ago Michael Adler Gainesville, FL Let them go!
14846 3.8 years ago Elizabeth Terbrock Maryknoll, NY
14845 3.8 years ago Gene Keyes Champaign, IL
14844 3.8 years ago Rev.Jim Conn Santa Monica, CA
14843 3.8 years ago Gabriel Lavalle Lynnwood, WA
14842 3.8 years ago Mary Lembke Peacemakers should not be punished. We praise their courage!
14841 3.8 years ago Karl Livengood Walnut Creek, CA Their actions were based on a deep sense of
morality that communicated their message and did no harm to anyone or anything.
14840 3.8 years ago Charley Smith, OFS Springfield, OR
14839 3.8 years ago Miriam Elliott Gainesville, FL Let's start honoring our peacemakers, not jailing them!
14838 3.8 years ago Betty McElhill Tucson, AZ Their presence and actions were peaceful. The law would be misused to punish them further. Any inconvenience and embarrassment suffered by security has already been punished more than enough.
14837 3.8 years ago George Cammarota San Jose, CA
14836 3.8 years ago Valerie Sklarevsky Malibu, CA Judge: Please consider the good these activists are doing. Thanks
14835 3.8 years ago Doreen Valverde Poulsbo, WA
14834 3.8 years ago Paul Warrender Interlaken, NY
14833 3.8 years ago Carole Travis Pleasant Hill, CA
14832 3.8 years ago Christopher Childs St. Paul, MN
14831 3.8 years ago Sandra J. Collier Henderson, NV
14830 3.8 years ago Tim Hall Phoenix, AZ
14829 3.8 years ago Meg Gallagher Ossining, NY Dear Sir,
We ask clemency for our friends who have stood up for truth and justice. Please grant them their freedom.
Sincerely,
Sr. Meg Gallagher
14828 3.8 years ago kit kittredge quilcene, WA
14827 3.8 years ago Anonymous Portland, OR Please think of your children and all the children of the world. Pass along a legacy of love rather than destruction.
14826 3.8 years ago Ruth Zemek Phoenix, AZ These people are saints and should be recognized and treated as such.
14825 3.8 years ago Maria Minno Gainesville, FL These people are my heroes. Nuclear weapons are a crime against nature, a crime against God, a crime against humanity.
14824 3.8 years ago Lois Pryor Alameda, CA
14823 3.8 years ago cecile leneman Berkeley, CA these three by striving to bring the deadliness of nuclear weapons to public attention need the nobel peace prize. they do not need to be xcharged with sabotage, punitively, and only because they w...
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