29 Aug '11, 8pm

Letter from prison: Tim DeChristopher speaks: via @grist

Tim DeChristopher is followed by reporters as he walks to the courthouse before sentencing. Photo: Jennifer Prediger The following text appeared in a handwritten letter from Tim DeChristopher addressed to Grist’s Jennifer Prediger . If I had ever doubted the power of words, Judge Benson made their importance all too clear at my sentencing last month. When he sentenced me to two years in prison plus three years probation, he admitted my offense "wasn't too bad." The problem, Judge Benson insisted, was my "continuing trail of statements" and my lack of regret. Apparently, all he really wanted was an apology, and for that, two years in prison could have been avoided. In fact, Judge Benson said that had it not been for the political statements I made in public, I would have avoided prosecution entirely. As is generally the case with civil disobedience, it was extremely importa...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/politics/2011-08-29-letter-from-pris...

Tweets

Letter from prison: Tim DeChristopher speaks vi...

grist.org 01 Sep '11, 3am

Tim DeChristopher is followed by reporters as he walks to the courthouse before sentencing. Photo: Jennifer Prediger The f...

SNA - WP and SPP criticise People's Association...

Yahoo! Singapore News, 1 Sep 2011 Two opposition parties have criticised a recent letter by the People's Association (PA) ...

A facetious letter from the People's Associatio...

mrbrown.com 31 Aug '11, 3am

This is how you ensure that the 40% who did not vote for the ruling party continues to vote for any party OTHER than the r...

7 Ways Tim Cook Could Make Apple Better Than Ever : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

7 Ways Tim Cook Could Make Apple Better Than Ev...

treehugger.com 29 Aug '11, 5pm

Apple sparks more passion from consumers than pretty much any other company -- from the avid (sometimes even rabid) loyalt...

Hmmm... I don't know what to say about a person who wrote satire to newspaper forum.

Hmmm... I don't know what to say about a person...

theonlinecitizen.com 05 Sep '11, 2am

I am writing to commend the PA for its assiduous duty of ensuring that the grassroots organizations will continue to work ...

Best first sentence...EVER...on @grist

grist.org 01 Sep '11, 9pm

It's hard enough to look at your GPS and at the road while you're driving, but on a bike that split second of inattention ...

Colbie Caillat Speaks About Her Connection To Rescue Dogs

Colbie Caillat Speaks About Her Connection To R...

ecorazzi.com 30 Aug '11, 10am

In the latest issue of All Animals , singer-songwriter Colbie Caillat speaks with The Humane Society about her work with t...