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Army school trespasser sentenced

Tuesday, February 5th 2008

Tom Morton, Casper- Star Tribune

CASPER- A Casper resident will spend 30 days in prison for trespassing in November onto the property of a controversial U.S. Army school.

Joan Anderson said her act of nonviolent civil disobedience at the Western Hemisphere Institute for Strategic Cooperation at Fort Benning, Ga., was worth it.

"I was able to not only make a statement about how I feel about injustice, but also to take an action that draws attention to the School of the Americas and WHINSEC," she said Monday.

In November, Anderson and a group of Wyoming residents traveled to Columbus, Ga., to join the annual vigil to close the School of the Americas, now known as WHINSEC.

 

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