The injustice in this country is becoming more and more apparent. While Coal, oil and natural gas extraction industries pillage and destroy, our Congress, government and "justice" system allow them all maximum legal and political flexibility. It seems that any amount of destruction, sickness to citizens, or death of employees is acceptable in the name of profits for this world's polluters, as long as a little is trickling into the pockets of those in power.
This injustice becomes even more obvious in the case of Tim DeChristopher who, for committing a non-violent act of civil disobedience in an effort to stop these destructive industries and to bring into the light their abhorrent behavior, is facing up to ten years in federal prison and a fine of $750,000.
The government is attempting to deter all activists by making an example of Tim DeChristopher via this highly political case. The nature of Tim's trial was unjust: the jury never heard all the facts, and was stripped of its rightful role to be a community's conscience.
What we now need is a restoration of justice, where citizens all over the nation are committed to holding their government accountable for the unconscionable persecution of Tim DeChristopher, and for its failure to apply the law equally to corporate criminals such as BP and Wall Street CEOs.