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Truth on Trial – Kings Bay Plowshares court report on Aug. 2 hearing | The Nuclear Resister

by Bill Quigley, attorney

For four hours on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, the Kings Bay Plowshares appeared before U.S. Magistrate Stan Baker in federal court in Brunswick, Georgia to argue that all charges against them be dropped.  The peace activists set out six reasons why the charges of conspiracy, trespass, and two counts of felony damage to property should be dismissed.  Fully detailed arguments are available at https://www.kingsbayplowshares7.org/

The theme of the hearing was clear: Thou Shall Not Kill and these weapons will end life as we know it. Speaking to the court were Mark Colville, Stephen Kelly SJ, Anna Lellelid, Stephanie McDonald, Patrick O’Neill, Bill Quigley, and Carmen Trotta. Everyone who wanted to speak was given several opportunities to speak and truth was proclaimed.

The arguments were greatly assisted by sworn statements from Professor Francis Boyle, Physicians for Social Responsibility Director Jeff Carter, Catholic Bishop Thomas Gumbleton, and US Navy Captain Thomas Rogers.

Source: Truth on Trial – Kings Bay Plowshares court report on August 2, 2018 hearing « The Nuclear Resister

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