No jail time for climate activist in D.C.
An environmental activist who unfurled two banners in a U.S. Senate office building won't be going to jail.
D.C. Superior Court Judge Frederick H. Weisberg on Tuesday sentenced Ted Glick, policy director of Chesapeake Climate Action Network, to 30 days in jail but suspended the term. However, Weisberg ordered Glick to perform 40 hours of community service, pay $1,000 in fines, and serve one year of unsupervised probation.
Glick and another protester were arrested after unfurling two banners from a balcony in the Hart Senate Office Building in September. The banners urged action on green jobs.
A jury convicted Glick in May of unlawful conduct on Capitol grounds. Supporters had been afraid Glick would be sent to jail and they wrote letters to the judge.
-- Associated Press
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