Thursday, March 03, 2011

Climate Activist Tim DeChristopher found guilty

Tim DeChristopher. (Photo © Daphne Hougard and courtesy Peaceful Uprising. Reprinted with permission.)

By Scott Parkin of Rainforest Action Network

SALT LAKE CITY -- "I left with a smile. I knew that I was a convicted criminal, but I was proud of my crime." --Martin Luther King, 1956

Today, after a four-hour jury deliberation, climate activist Tim DeChristopher was found guilty on two felony counts for derailing a Bureau of Land Management auction in December 2008.

Sentencing will most likely be a month or two away.... Read the rest of this article on The Understory (Rain Forest Action Network) and see a video below it that includes an interview with Tim DeChristopher and his attorney, recorded after the verdict today.

Editor's Note: You can vote in a Poll on Adventure Journal -- your opinion on whether Tim DeChristopher should go to jail.

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