Activist Tim DeChristopher appeals conviction, sentence

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  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    Aug. 3, 2011 11:30 a.m.

    Re: sasenva | 8:03 p.m. Aug. 2, 2011

    The only thing wrong with Tim DeChristopher's federal prison sentence is that it was about 8 years too short. He will be able to add this sentence to his resume when he gets out and will thereafter find certain doors closed to him forever.

    Who knows, the Federal Appeals Court may review the length of his sentence and rule that it should be longer.

  • sasenva SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Aug. 2, 2011 8:03 p.m.

    "Don't do the crime if you can't do the time"? Agreed...those Bush-era BLM agents and oil/gas industry execs should have considered before that before they held an illegal auction of public lands. But maybe they knew that certain egregious crimes for certain wealthy people don't come with time, so they went ahead and short-sold your protected wilderness to the highest bidder. The highest bidder, fortunately, turned out to be someone with moral intentions. He knew he faced imprisonment/fines for his actions--he prepared for it--and he had the courage and conviction to take a stand against greed and corruption. This isn't about climate change or tree huggers. It's about YOUR judicial system being hijacked while the real criminals run amok. DeChristopher has every right and imperative to appeal this sentence--just as you would if you faced two years in prison for defending your faith/family/future/beliefs. Wake up. Get the facts. Stop spreading hate. Reading helps.

  • geedub Santee, CA
    Aug. 2, 2011 6:15 p.m.

    Appeal? Come on, don't do the crime if you can't do the time. Ya baby.

  • procuradorfiscal Tooele, UT
    Aug. 2, 2011 5:34 p.m.

    RE: "Environmental activist Tim DeChristopher . . . ."

    You mean, environmental criminal Tim DeChristopher?

    Let him appeal. I hope it goes on for years. It just increases the effective size of his fine. And that takes more tree-hugger money out of circulation, placing it into the pockets of lawyers and the criminal justice system.

    Where it'll do less harm.

  • Johnny Triumph American Fork, UT
    Aug. 2, 2011 1:32 p.m.

    Oh, I, uh, did I say, uh, let me, uh, can't we just forget the whole thing happened?

    Quite a guy, willingly disrupting legal proceedings and unwilling to accept the consequences for his actions.

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Aug. 2, 2011 1:16 p.m.

    He got off easy, he should quit while he is ahead.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    Aug. 2, 2011 12:23 p.m.

    he's appealing, huh?

    I guess he DOESN'T feel strongly enough about his "cause" to pay the price for his actions.