August Pentagon Resisters Sentencing Update

On August 9, the anniversary of the U.S. nuclear bombing of Nagasaki, and the martyrdom of Sr. Edith Stein and Franz Jagerstatter, Catholic Workers’ Amber and Kevin Mason and Bill Frankel-Streit, peace activist Rosemary Thompson from Baltimore, and Sr. Margaret McKenna from the New Jerusalem community in Philadelphia, were arrested at the Pentagon as they stood outside the designated “protest area” near the visitor’s entrance holding photos of the A-bomb victims and a banner that said: “No More Hiroshima’s and Nagasaki’s.” They appeared in in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, VA on Friday, Oct. 21. Charges against Amber and Kevin Mason, from the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker, were dropped. (In recent years U.S. prosecutors in these cases have a policy whereby they do not prosecute first time arrestees at the Pentagon).  Bill, Rosemary and Sr. Margaret entered compelled to act and risk arrest. U.S. Magistrate Jones then gave each person a $250 fine.

Published in: on October 24, 2011 at 4:19 pm  Leave a Comment  

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