Twelve conscientious citizens stood trial in federal court in Knoxville, Tennessee on May 9th, 2011, on charges of criminal trespass for their July 5, 2010 act of nonviolent civil resistance in protest of continuing nuclear weapons production at the Y12 Nuclear Weapons Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
Steve Baggarly of Norfolk, Virginia – Brad Lyttle of Chicago, Illinois – Jackie Hudson of Poulsbo, Washington – Bill Bichsel of Seattle, Washington – Bonnie Urfer of Luck, Wisconsin -Mary Dennis Lentsch of Washburn, Tennessee – Beth Rosdatter of Lexington, Kentucky – Carol Gilbert and Ardeth Platte of Baltimore, Maryland – Michael Walli of Duluth, Minnesota – Dennis DuVall of Prescott, Arizona – Jean Gump of Bloomington, Michigan
Eight of the twelve Y-12 nuclear resisters convicted of federal trespass on May 11 in Knoxville, Tennessee will remain in custody until their sentencing, after the seven not already in custody declared they would no longer accept supervised release. They were arrested last summer on the federal side of the fence at the Y-12 nuclear weapons complex in Oak Ridge, at the conclusion of the Resistance for a Nuclear Free Future gathering:
Michael Walli is a member here at the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker in Washington D.C., is the primary care taker of our gardens and trees and a beloved friend to all. He gladly welcomes mail from anyone who wishes to be in touch with him.
Michael has a sentencing date set for September 19, 2011 for the DOE Y-12 Complex Resistance Action.
Irwin County Detention Center
132 Cotton Dr.
Ocilla, GA 31774
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