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Patrice Riemens on Sat, 19 Jun 2004 16:27:38 +0200 (CEST)


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[Nettime-nl] Amerikans student krijgt 8 jaar gevangenisstraf omdat hij depolitieradiofrequentie stoorde...


Weet iemand hoe de Grand Jury zitting featuring Steve Kurz et all op 15 
juni jl afgelopen is?

Meanwhiole, in Wisconsin...

8-year sentence for radio interference, UW grad's actions labeled 
terrorism 


By Kevin Murphy, Correspondent for The Capital Times 

A University of Wisconsin graduate student convicted in federal court of 
intentionally jamming the Madison emergency radio system 37 times last 
year was sentenced in federal court as a domestic terrorist Wednesday to 
eight years in prison, placed on three years' probation and ordered to 
make restitution of $6,005 to the Madison Police Department.

Although the government considered Rajib Mitra, 25, of Brookfield, the 
equivalent of a domestic terrorist, based on an application of the Patriot 
Act that punishes the substantial disruption of a critical public 
infrastructure, Assistant U.S. Attorney Tim O'Shea said Mitra's crime 
stemmed more from "immaturity than ideology."


"The case was about domestic terrorism, not like what happened in New 
York, but by the immaturity of the defendant," whose technical skills were 
further advanced than his social skills, O'Shea said.

It was the first time a sentence for substantial disruption has been
imposed since new federal guidelines went into effect in November;  
otherwise, Mitra may have been sentenced to a maximum of two years, said
his attorney, Christopher Van Wagner. 8-year sentence for radio
interference, UW grad's actions labeled terrorism


(...)

http://homepage.mac.com/rsnyder6/iblog/B1766137405/C2139977501/E335508901/

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