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Archive for March, 2011

BUD BOOTHE ARRESTED AND ABUSED

On  January 5, 2011, during the regular monthly vigil held outside the main gate in the legal protest area, Bud Boothe was warned that he was in violation of a Ban and Bar order and was given two minutes to leave or face arrest. Bud chose to remain and subsequently was arrested. During the arrest process the hand cuffs were placed on him very tightly, which caused a severe bruise to his wrist and back of hand. Throughout the process Bud repeatedly complained about the pain he was suffering, but nothing was done by the arresting guards. A photo of Bud’s hand can be seen on MacGregor Eddy’s Blog.

CHARGES DISMISSED!

On January 5, 2011, the U.S. government mysteriously withdrew all charges against the seven people arrested at the Hiroshima/Nagasaki commemoration on August 7, 2010.

Of the seven people arrested, five were cited for trespass, two for ban and bar violations. The five that crossed the line to “pray for peace” included: Rev. Louie Vitale, OFM, Rev. Steve Kelly, SJ, and Jeff Dietrich, David Omondi, and Rebecca Casas of the Los Angeles Catholic Worker. The two arrested for a ban and bar violation included, Dennis Apel, of the Guadalupe Catholic Worker, and Mike Wisniewski, of the Los Angeles Catholic Worker.