It was a long fruitful day of truth-telling in Kansas City Municipal Court for 27 peacemakers, mostly Catholic Workers, arrested last May 2nd at the site of the new Kansas City nuclear weapons plant. Those arrested were part of a larger nonviolent witness, including 26 others who were also arrested, calling for the transformation of the Bomb parts plant currently being constructed.
When all was said and done the following sentences were rendered:
*16 people given one year probation, one year stay away order from the plant, 10 days suspended jail sentence and 50 hours community service.
*Greg Greg Boertje Obed – Duluth CW and Eric Garbison – KC CW movingly told the judge why they would prefer jail over the sentence he pronounced and Greg appealed to him to speak out against nuclear weapons. They were both given 7 day jail sentences. Deo Gratias for their life-giving witness!!!
The truth was once again proclaimed loud and clear in a court in the heartland of the U.S. Yet once again we were found guilty. Another deeply held conviction!!! I thank God for everyone who witnessed today in court, especially those who spoke for the first time. Meanwhile, the structure of the new bomb plant has neared completion. And the nonviolent campaign to stop it full construction continues!
With deep gratitude to all who have been praying for those of us in court today as well as for the judge and the prosecutor! We keep our yes on the prize and hold on!
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