Protesters Sentenced for Trespassing at Nuke site
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas City judge has sentenced two men to a week in jail and 16 other people to 50 hours of community service for protesting at a site where components will be built for nuclear weapons. WDAF reports those convicted Wednesday were among 53 arrested in May for protesting a construction site for the new facility, which will build non-nuclear parts.
Thirty-five people pleaded guilty to trespassing this summer and received community service. The other 18 demanded a trial, saying they never would have gone past no-trespassing signs. The two who got a week of jail told the judge they could not pay a fine or accept community service. Activists are working on a petition that would prevent city bonds from being used to fund some of the construction