CURRENT MOON

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Good News!


Desiree Fairooz was initially charged with two counts of assaulting a police officer and one count of disorderly conduct for telling Condoleezza Rice,"The blood of millions of Iraqis is on your hands!"

Judge Ringell honored her actions by referring to Thoreau, Gandhi, and Dr. Martin Luther King, all models of resistance, and explained how they understood they would eventually spend time in jail for their acts. He told Desiree," Some day you'll have to accept the consequences of your acts, but not in this forum [his court]."

He found her guilty of "disorderly conduct" and could have given her 90 days in jail, but instead he sentenced her to 5 days suspended sentence, 3 months of unsupervised probation, and $50 for a mandatory victim's fund. Thank you Desiree ... and thank you Judge Ringell!

4 comments:

Anne Johnson said...

Fabulous.

beweaver said...

Woot! Most excellent! let's hear it for civil disobedience...

Livia Indica said...

Wow, I confess I'm surprised. Very surprised.

elizabeth said...

Hecate, the magic we worked for them the night of the State of the Union address is clearly still functioning. This is good news, indeed.