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Posted at 5:37 AM ET, 07/ 7/2010

No jail time for climate activist in D.C.

By Mike McPhate
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Glick is arrested during a climate protest outside the Cannon House office building in October, 2007. (Susan Biddle/Post)

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.

Earlier: Activist Fasts for Action on Climate Change

-- Associated Press

By Mike McPhate  | July 7, 2010; 5:37 AM ET
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Posted by: luiscade05 | July 7, 2010 6:05 AM | Report abuse

It this JUSTICE?
BP can have 11 people die by negligence, cutting corners causeing the biggest environmental catastrophe in US History and nothing happens.
Massey Energy had over 20 people DIE and they don't even arrest anyone.
They need to put Tony Hayward and other corporate executives in jail!

Posted by: CaptianCrunch | July 7, 2010 6:20 AM | Report abuse

Ted, God bless your heart for you kind work. Start

Posted by: start_loving | July 7, 2010 7:14 AM | Report abuse

Nothing spurns congress to action faster than two nutjobs weilding a banner, I tell ya what.

Posted by: thebossman | July 7, 2010 7:55 AM | Report abuse

They are lucky they didn't do this in Virginia. Cuccenilli would of pressed for the death penalty.

Posted by: MarilynManson | July 7, 2010 8:39 AM | Report abuse

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