Anti-War Protestors Prove Stupidity, Uselessness
Protesters hold a "No Blood for Oil" banner outside the Jefferson County Court on July 26, 2006. (Post / Daniel Zollinger)
Five of 12 anti-war protesters convicted of blocking access to a Lakewood military recruiting office today chose jail over community service as their sentences.With some choosing jail over community service (why help the community when you can sit smugly in jail and earn street cred as a jailbird?) and vowing to fast as long as they can, let us hope that their cellmates are fellow travelers, and that their food deprivation won't turn out like this:
Three of the "No Blood for Oil 12" were handcuffed and led off to serve their 10-day jail sentences, with two vowing to fast as long as they could.
Drew Edmondson, 56, wearing a tie-dyed T-shirt, flashed a two-fingered peace sign despite his handcuffs. He told the court that every effort was made at the June 5 trial "to make it not political," leaving proceedings to deal with "two little misdemeanors."
All 12 were found guilty of obstructing a passageway and trespassing.