Nuclear weapons protesters were in court Sept. 4

Henry Stoever at the nuclear weapons protest on July 13, 2013.

Henry Stoever at the nuclear weapons protest on July 13, 2013.

On July 13th Peaceworks staged a protest at Kansas City’s nuclear weapons parts plant which 80+ protesters took part. Twenty-four protesters crossed the line at that action and were detained by police on the scene. Thirteen of those protesters were in court wednesday September 4th. Five of the protesters plead not guilty and will have their trial dates set at a later time. The other eight plead guilty and were sentenced by Judge Locascio for trespassing. First-time offenders got 25 hours of community service and a $250 fine and repeat offenders received 50 hours community service and a $500 fine. The protesters have not been given a chance to speak on their behalf yet, hopefully the the five who will be on trial later this year will be able to speak about what a terrible decision it was to build a new nuclear weapons part plant here in Kansas City. This plant will supply 85% of the non-nuclear conponents for the United State’s nuclear weapons. For more information go to http://www.peaceworkskc.org/kcplant.html#aug26hearing or
http://www.kansascity.com/2013/09/04/4457787/13-honeywell-anti-nuclear-protesters.html

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