will be sentenced on November 12th at 2pm for his role in releasing 600
mink from a fur farm in South Jordan, Utah.
is the first sentencing for a non-turncoat, accused Animal Liberation Front
activist (for an A.L.F. action) in the U.S. in over two years. This will
also be the first guilty plea under the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act.
Please spread the word on this significant date.
are many possible outcomes. His lawyers are stating it is a possibility
BJ will walk free from court that day. As part of the plea deal, the prosecution
will recommend the low end of the sentencing guidelines, making immediate
release a possibility.
sentencing guidelines under the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act for a low-dollar
damage amount crime, and a defendant with no criminal history, is somewhere
in the 6 to 10 month range. Despite all the hype, within a certain margin
the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act is not entirely the threat we have built
it up to be. It is possible BJ would fare much worse in state court.
come *dressed appropriately* for court.
US Federal Court
350 South Main Street
Salt Lake City, UT
Thursday, November 12th