Update on Transform Now Plowshares case: Even Judge is frustrated that congress would write laws that don’t let him distinguish between peace activists and terrorists.

Posted on May 10, 2013

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“Michael R. Walli (63), Megan Rice shcj (82), Greg Boertje-Obed, (57), succeeded in a disarmament action at the Oak Ridge Y-12 Nuclear facility July 26, 2012. “

A Nun and two activists calling themselves Transform Now Plowshares hammered on the cornerstone of the newly built Highly-Enriched Uranium Manufacturing Facility (HEUMF), splashed human blood and left four spray painted tags on the recent construction which read: Woe to the empire of blood; The fruit of justice is peace; Work for peace not for war; and Plowshares please Isaiah.”

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Thursday, May 9, 2013

After about an hour of combing through case law, conditions and sub-conditions this morning, Judge Thapar asked the prosecution in frustration, “Don’t you find it a little troubling that Congress would write a law that wouldn’t let me distinguish between peace activists and terrorists?”

 

thurs“The defendants would like to point out that they were there to prevent a crime of violence far far greater than that of which they are accused.”

Below is the transcript of Clare Grady recapping for you all what she told the press:

So today what we heard was a lengthy, lengthy examination of the law, and yet the supreme laws of our land were left out of the courtroom, left out of this trial.  The Constitution, Article Six Section Two: “All treaties, pacts, and protocols that are signed and ratified become the supreme law of our land; every judge is to abide by them.”  And those laws have evolved over the years to outlaw war of aggression; outlaw weapons of mass destruction; outlaw killing civilians; outlaw occupation; outlaw stealing the earth’s resources to build these weapons.  We are not upholding those laws.

Our friends in this courtroom have manifest the original law that is written on our hearts, the law to love one another.  We all bring each other forward, help each other when we each manifest that law; then our human laws will start to reflect that as well.

This is not just about Greg and Megan and Michael.  It’s a collective that has offered us this by example, and then we offer each other this by example.  This is a tag team, a relay race — whatever you want to call it, but it’s something that’s done in a collective, it’s not done alone.  Read More

*Sentencing is scheduled for September.

To find out more, read a previous post on this site: https://soulsecretservice.wordpress.com/2013/05/07/trial-begins-tomorrow-for-nun-and-2-activists-transform-now-plowshares/

and visit the website for complete details on the case http://transformnowplowshares.wordpress.com/2013/05/10/absolutely-no-remorse/

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