he's appealing, huh? I guess he DOESN'T feel strongly enough about
his "cause" to pay the price for his actions.
He got off easy, he should quit while he is ahead.
Oh, I, uh, did I say, uh, let me, uh, can't we just forget the whole thing
happened?Quite a guy, willingly disrupting legal proceedings and
unwilling to accept the consequences for his actions.
RE: "Environmental activist Tim DeChristopher . . . ."You
mean, environmental criminal Tim DeChristopher?Let him appeal. I
hope it goes on for years. It just increases the effective size of his fine.
And that takes more tree-hugger money out of circulation, placing it into the
pockets of lawyers and the criminal justice system.Where it'll do
Appeal? Come on, don't do the crime if you can't do the time. Ya baby.
"Don't do the crime if you can't do the time"? Agreed...those Bush-era
BLM agents and oil/gas industry execs should have considered before that before
they held an illegal auction of public lands. But maybe they knew that certain
egregious crimes for certain wealthy people don't come with time, so they went
ahead and short-sold your protected wilderness to the highest bidder. The
highest bidder, fortunately, turned out to be someone with moral intentions. He
knew he faced imprisonment/fines for his actions--he prepared for it--and he had
the courage and conviction to take a stand against greed and corruption. This
isn't about climate change or tree huggers. It's about YOUR judicial system
being hijacked while the real criminals run amok. DeChristopher has every right
and imperative to appeal this sentence--just as you would if you faced two years
in prison for defending your faith/family/future/beliefs. Wake up. Get the
facts. Stop spreading hate. Reading helps.
Re: sasenva | 8:03 p.m. Aug. 2, 2011 The only thing wrong with Tim
DeChristopher's federal prison sentence is that it was about 8 years too short.
He will be able to add this sentence to his resume when he gets out and will
thereafter find certain doors closed to him forever. Who knows, the
Federal Appeals Court may review the length of his sentence and rule that it
should be longer.