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SENTENCE: ONE YEAR PROBATION

Holding Banner.6693 L.A. Catholic Worker Mike Wisniewski (second from left in photo) appeared in Santa Barbara Federal Court on Thursday, February 18, for sentencing regarding the August 8, 2015 nonviolent witness at Vandenberg AFB in protest against U.S. nuclear weapons policy (see the next two posts below). After nearly one hour of discussion between Magistrate Judge Louise LaMonthe, the Federal Prosecutor, Mike’s Public Defender, and Mike, Judge LaMonthe decided, with much consternation, on a sentence of one year probation and $35 in court assessments, closely following the U.S. Probation Department’s recommendation. Judge LaMonthe’s consternation resulted from being somewhat sympathetic toward our cause, yet believing Mike had to suffer the consequences for breaking the law, and knowing fines would not be paid, and jail time was too harsh, also believing probation will not deter future arrests. Jeff Dietrich (third from left from the LACW) and Dennis Apel (first on left from the Guadalupe CW) will be sentenced on March 17. David Omondi (second from right from the Kenya CW)) will be sentenced on April 28.

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