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27 nuclear pearls

On 28 September, 27 people appeared at Kansas City municipal court for nonviolent witness in May at the site of the new Kansas City nuclear weapons plant. Together with 26 others, mainly Catholic Workers, they had been arrested after walking into the road to the site. Nine pleaded guilty, two were acquitted because prosecution witnesses could not identify them, and the rest were found guilty after trial. All received light sentences of probation and community service, with fines for those in paid employment, from a sympathetic judge. When two said that they would not cooperate with fines or community service they were sentenced to seven days’ imprisonment instead.

Topics: Nuclear Weapons