Sunday, January 03, 2010
Priya Warcry on activist Jeffrey "Free" Luers release
In June 2001, 23 year-old forest defense activist Jeffrey "Free" Luers was sentenced to 22 years and 8 months in prison for the burning of three Sport Utility Vehicles (SUV's) in Eugene, Oregon. To make a statement about global warming. Their stated purpose was to raise awareness about global warming and the role that SUVs play in that process. No one was hurt in this action nor was that the intent. On December 16, 2009 Jeff was finally released from prison after serving 9.5 years.