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Jury finds priest guilty in anti nuclear action

Jury finds priest guilty in nuclear silo breach The Tribune December 22, 2009 After only an hour of deliberation this afternoon, a Weld County Court jury found a Catholic priest guilty of damaging and trespassing on government property that housed a nuclear missile silo in northeastern Weld County last August.

As the jury was dismissed, Father Carl Kabat, 76, applauded the jury, some walking out with tears in their eyes.

While Kabat delivered his political statements against nuclear weapons and beseeched the jury to become the conscience of a city, county and country, in the end, he had admitted that he entered to property and cut the fence. The jury couldn’t consider the larger anti-nuclear message.

He was immediately sentenced to 137 days in jail, which he’d already served since his Aug. 6 arrest. Kabat walked out a free man for now. He has vowed to continue his fight.

“It’s unfortunate that they didn’t have any significant stance,” Kabat said as he left the courthouse. “I understand because these people are ordinary people and they don’t realize the power they have… or the insanity (of those weapons) in the ground.”Jury finds priest guilty in nuclear silo breach | Greeley Tribune

December 23, 2009 - Posted by | Religion and ethics, USA | , ,

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