Some pipeline protesters get fines, community service

Some pipeline protesters get fines, community service


I’M SUSAN SHAPIRO. NEARLY TWO DOZEN PEOPLE, ARRESTED AT A NUN’S CHAPEL IN LANCASTER COUNTY, ARE GOING BEFORE A JUDGE TODAY THEY ARE FACING TRESPASSING CHARGES. NEWS 8’S BARBARA BARR IS LIVE IN COLUMBIA WITH MORE. 13 PLEADED NO CONTEST TO THE CHARGES AND THEY WILL FACE A $100 FINE AND COMMUNITY SERVICE. SEVEN OTHERS PLEADED NOT GUILTY AND THEY WILL HAVE A COURT HEARING AT A LATER DATE. JOINING ME NOW IS DONNA DELUCA. I PRESUME THAT YOU NEVER EXPECTED TO BE CHARGED FOR SOMETHING AND APPEAR IN COURT. WHY?>>I DON’T THINK IT WAS AN EXPECTATION THING. WE WERE BRINGING EMPHASIS TO THE PIPELINE AND WE UNDERSTOOD THAT BEING ARRESTED WAS PART OF THE DEAL. WE’LL THOUGHT FOR YEARS AGAINST THIS TYPE LINE AND WE HOLD HIGH HOPES THAT WE CAN STILL CHANG THE CONSCIOUSNESS OF THE COUNTY AND CAUSE PEOPLE TO RISE UP EVEN NOW.>>DESPITE THE FACT THAT THE COURTS HAVE RULED IT COULD GO AHEAD?>>WE UNDERSTAND THAT EVEN THOUGH THE COURTS HAVE RULED THIS IT IS A NONSTARTER AND SHOULDN’T BE GOING AHEAD.>>IT WAS WORTH IT TO YOU TO GO TO COURT?>>IT IS ABSOLUTELY WORTH IT FOR ME.

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