Utah environmental activist appealing conviction

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  • Don Bugg Prince Frederick, MD
    April 23, 2013 8:48 a.m.

    I see some people here advocating for strong punishments for this man, who disrupted an auction of leases that were, shortly thereafter, withdrawn by the government because they shouldn't have been up for auction in the first place. What I want to know is what harm these people believe was done, and how they think this punishment is commensurate with that harm.

  • benjoginko Cottonwood Heights, UT
    May 11, 2012 10:34 a.m.


    I agree with you to the point we shouldn't be spending thousands of dollars to keep this guy in jail for 2 years. Give him 2 years worth of community service and fine him $50,000.00 USD. It's as stupid as locking someone up who is smoking weed.

  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    May 11, 2012 9:08 a.m.

    Re: Oatmeal Woods Cross, UT
    "Are we really willing to spend the money to keep this guy in prison?"

    Yes, our society crafted the laws we live by, and when people show contempt for those laws we have set forth specific punishments as a consequence. If we don't want to enforce our laws then we should abandon them and agree to do what ever we want to whomever we want.

  • Oatmeal Woods Cross, UT
    May 11, 2012 8:19 a.m.

    Are we really willing to spend the money to keep this guy in prison? Is he a threat ot society? Put a child molester in his cell. Turn him loose. He should have spend the night in jail and done some community service. This is beyond silly.

  • Cats Somewhere in Time, UT
    May 11, 2012 7:24 a.m.

    Immature people need to learn that childish behavior has consequences.

    May 11, 2012 5:24 a.m.

    You gotta hand it to this lad, he shows quite a bit of spunk. I wish he could use his talents to help the needy, however, instead of committing crimes.