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Still Waiting for the Singing Fat Lady: Tree-Sitters Get Sentenced

Posted By Christine Borden On Nov 18, 2008 @ 1:27 pm In News | Comments Disabled

Say it isn’t so! Nine people involved in the oak grove tree-sit were sentenced [1] by Alameda County Superior Court Judge Marshall Whitley. Three of the tree-sitter crew received jail time: Kingman Lim, Zachary RunningWolf and Michael Schuck. That’s five days plus a portion of the university’s attorney fees.

The remaining six will serve 50 hours of community service each. Say what? What about those hundreds of days saving the trees, you ask. That wasn’t just community service–that was Earth service.

Well, not when it’s in violation of court orders [2]. Oh, so that’s what those citations were for …

Image Source: Skyler Reid, Daily Cal
Sentences handed down in UC Berkeley protest [SF Chron [1]]
Nine people sentenced for involvement in UC Berkeley tree-sit [Oakland Trib [2]]
via SFist [3]


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[1] were sentenced: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2008/11/17/state/n223710S90.DTL&hw=sentence+tree+sit&sn=001&sc=1000

[2] violation of court orders: http://www.insidebayarea.com/oaklandtribune/ci_11008399

[3] SFist: http://sfist.com/2008/11/18/berkeley_treesitters_sentenced.php

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