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Archive for October, 2014

FINES FOR HIROSHIMA/NAGASAKI DAY WITNESS

Five Resisters.3655The five Catholic Worker resisters arrested on August 9, 2014, commemorating Hiroshima & Nagasaki Day and protesting against U.S. imperial war-making, appeared today in federal court in Santa Barbara. All five entered a plea of “Nolo contendere” (no contest), which, surprisingly, was accepted by the court. After listening to each statement by the defendants, the court followed the prosecutor’s recommendations and issued fines ranging from $100 (for Karan Benton and Mark Kelso), $300 (for Mike Wisniewski), and $500 (for Jeff Dietrich and Fr. Steve Kelly), plus $10 court costs and $25 processing fees. All five resisters stated they would not pay fines or other added costs. The court responded by setting December 1, 2014 as the due date, acknowledging that each defendant has refused to pay. We now wait to see what, if anything, will transpire after the due date expires.