Smelly Hippy Alert - Coal Protesters Get Their Day in Wise County Court
Nine of the eleven idiots plead guilty.
The nine pleaded guilty to criminal charges of trespass and participation in an unlawful assembly. Each was ordered to pay a $200 fine plus $200 restitution to the Wise County Sheriff’s Office and perform 25 hours of community service. Each also received a 30-day suspended jail sentence and one year of probation, which will be supervised only until the money is paid and community service completed.(LINK)
Sweet. I look forward to seeing these morons in blaze orange for 25 hours, picking up trash in the very nice Wise County weather. They received a $200 fine, plus court costs, plus $200 in restitution. The 30 days suspended is sweet because if these idiots get caught doing anything in Virginia they will pull that back time! I as a citizen would liked to have seen a stiffer penalty, but this is not a bad deal.
Read all the article and you will see these goofballs show no remorse. I will quote what the one Wise Co resident that was involved said -
“We realize that in responding to our actions, the police and emergency services focused their attention on us, distracting them from the very important jobs they do. For this we apologize,” Hannah Morgan, 20, of Appalachia, Va., said. “While I understand my actions do not come without consequences, I maintain my stance that this was a necessary action I took in defense of our land, our people and our future.”
How gallant! Here is the reality of the situation Ms Morgan
“I hate that they now are criminals, with a criminal record, I hate it, but that’s what the punishment was, and that’s proper,” ~ Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney Michael Abbott
The power plant is being built, coal is being mined, and the people here are happy! Enjoy your new criminal status! That always looks good on a job application, as does probation and community service.