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:



176-200 of 14997 signatures
Number Date Name Location Feel free to add a comment ...
14822 3.8 years ago Michael Nagler Tomales, CA This is a clear case of necessary defense, as the danger from those weapons far outweighs the minor infraction they committed to secure us all from it.
14821 3.8 years ago Martha Perez Portland , OR
14820 3.8 years ago Joleen Siebert Reedley, CA
14819 3.8 years ago Alex Cherup Las Vegas, NV
14818 3.8 years ago Thomas McGonnigle yonkers, NY
14817 3.8 years ago Bernard Meyer Olympia, WA I believe these folks acted out of love to warn us of our potential to self destruct either by use of nuclear weapons or by the radiation released at every stage of the process from extraction of ur...
14816 3.8 years ago Carol Cook IL
14815 3.8 years ago Richard Lewnau las Vegas, NV
14814 3.8 years ago Renee Espeland Des Moines , IA
14813 3.8 years ago Rev. Alan Senauke CA
14812 3.8 years ago Judy Homanich Binghamton, NY
14811 3.8 years ago Rabbi Yocheved Mintz Las Vegas, NV
14810 3.8 years ago Anonymous T V, CA Stand w/ the future. Thank them for service and give freedom ......
14809 3.8 years ago Robert Basque Surprise, AZ
14808 3.8 years ago Margaret McChesney PHOENIX, AZ
14807 3.8 years ago Nancy Bradford Lucasville, OH My father worked for the AEC at a plant in Piketon, Ohio. He died from kidney failure, a condition which has been linked to exposure to U-235. Nuclear weapons need to be dismantled and disarmed fo...
14806 3.8 years ago noel devine ossining, NY History will record your judgment. Will you choose love for humanity, or a continuation of violence? May God bless you and give you wisdom and courage to choose love.
Sr. Noel Devine
14805 3.8 years ago Rosemary Russo Phoenix, AZ
14804 3.8 years ago Anna Boekstegen Evanston, IL I admire these three for their courageous non-violent commitment to a world without nuclear weapons.
14803 3.8 years ago Christine Segerhammar Belmont, CA
14802 3.8 years ago Andrea Fuentes-Diaz WA
14801 3.8 years ago Kevin Shelley
14800 3.8 years ago Kevin Shelley
14799 3.8 years ago Jean Geyer Walnut Creek, CA
14798 3.8 years ago Peggy Love East Wenatchee, WA Set them free. They are certainly NOT terrorists. They are patriots of the highest order.
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