You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login

Good Picture! Pepper-Sprayed Activists Awarded $1 Each by Jury [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Editorials & Other Articles Donate to DU
_TJ_ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-02-05 01:47 PM
Original message
Good Picture! Pepper-Sprayed Activists Awarded $1 Each by Jury
Advertisements [?]
Pepper-Sprayed Humboldt Activists Awarded $1 Each by Jury

By Justin M. Norton
The Associated Press
Friday 29 April 2005

San Francisco - Eight nonviolent logging protesters who had pepper spray swabbed in their eyes by law enforcement officers in 1997 finally won their case - on their third try - and were awarded exactly $1 apiece in damages.

After earlier trials ended in deadlocked juries in 1998 and 2004, a jury ruled Thursday that Humboldt County and Eureka law enforcement officers used excessive force at the protest.

The plaintiffs laughed and hugged in the courthouse hallways after the verdicts were read and applauded when jurors left their chambers.

"They did the right thing," said plaintiff Terri "Compost" Slanetz, a 42-year-old naturalist from Oakland. "We've been trying all along to get a statement that this was illegal. It's a positive step toward people treating each other decently."
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top

Home » Discuss » Editorials & Other Articles Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators

Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC