A federal judge in Santa Barbara found 56-year-old peace activist MacGregor Eddy guilty last week of trespassing at Vandenberg Air Force Base at a protest in October 2005. Last Thursday’s ruling came as no surprise after the judge dismissed Eddy’s defense of necessity at a previous hearing in February; she argued the U.S. is in violation of the Nuremberg Principles. The professional nurse faces up to six months in prison and $5,000 in fines, to be determined at a sentencing hearing in mid-June.
GUILTY OF PEACE:
Originally published 12:00 p.m., March 23, 2006
Updated 11:29 a.m., April 13, 2006
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