Monday, December 28, 2009

Cindy Sheehan to fight Suisun citation, pursue other charges

Monday, December 28, 2009

Contact: Cindy Sheehan:

Attention: News Editor

Cindy Sheehan to fight citation in Solano
County Court Tuesday, pursue charges for
assault during protest against Afghan war surge

FAIRFIELD – It's not going to be easy money for the Solano County
Traffic Court.

Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan has decided to fight a citation
she received at a raucous protest at Travis AFB's main gate Nov.28.

Her attorney will request a trial – which forces the officer who
cited her to come to court – when he appears on the anti-war
Mom's behalf TUESDAY, at 8:30 a.m., at Solano County Court (600
Union Ave).

The "impeding traffic" charge is false, and was issued just to
harass her, said Sheehan who points out that while officers
targeted her, they ignored a retired military officer's assault
and battery on her and other activists.

"I intend to fight this citation as bogus, and then pursue
criminal and civil charges," said Sheehan.

The protest at Travis AFB was one of more than a half dozen
Sheehan and other CodePINK activists held on the way to Nevada
where they were protesting President Obama's escalation of the
war against Afghanistan and the administration's increased use of
"drone warfare" that kills civilians at high rates.


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