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Joanna Smith Sentencing Hearing


April 26th, 2024
9:30 am EDT


333 Constitution Avenue Northwest, Northwest Washington, Washington, DC, USA
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“Today, in nonviolent rebellion, we have temporarily sullied a piece of art to evoke the real children whose suffering is guaranteed if the death-cult fossil fuel companies keep removing new coal, oil, and gas from the ground. As a parent, I cannot abide this future.”  – Joanna Smith, April 27, 2023. A year later, Smith is up for sentencing in the DC District Court. She pled guilty to a felony that carries a maximum penalty of five years and a fine of $250,000. The prosecution recommended six months. The final sentence will be decided by Judge Amy Berman Jackson. For background, see Washington Post article, “Climate protester who painted on Degas sculpture case pleads guilty.”

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