Trends & Talkers: DeOccupy SentencingUPDATED 10:47 PM HST Oct 30, 2013Video Transcript
PAUSE FOR MUSIC Jail time for two deOccupy protestors has sparked a lively debate on our facebook page. Earlier this week, two Occupy protesters were sentenced to jail time. Catherine "Sugar" Russell and Blade Walsh were found guilty of obstructing government operations-- after refusing to leave when city crews were citing and removing tents from the sidewalk at Thomas Square. Russell was sentenced to 60 days in jail. Walsh 45 days. Irene Perrigo Eklund says, "That is far to harsh a sentence for what they did. People who commit real crimes get far less than that. Someone needs to overturn this. Are they just trying to make an example of these young people? Very sad that this is happening in our state." But Esther Santos replied, "puhleeeze! is this not a REAL crime? hello? they got jail time!! at our expense mind you! yeah, overturn their stay here..one way! yes, it is very, very sad to be happening in our state. And Donald Delatorre writes, "They weren't helping anyone by "protesting". If they REALLY wanted to help, they could GET A JOB and give money to help the homeless or organizations that help the homeless." Both protestors plan to appeal. What do you think of the sentence? Head to facebook, like us, and let us know.