Twin Cities activists in Iowa jail after being found in contempt
Last update: November 17, 2009 - 10:18 PM
Two political activists from Minneapolis were jailed in Iowa Tuesday for refusing to answer questions before a federal grand jury apparently investigating a five-year-old animal-rights vandalism incident.
The activists, Carrie Feldman and Scott DeMuth, were found in contempt of court by U.S. District Judge John Jarvey and placed in custody of the U.S. Marshall's Service.
rand jury deliberations are generally secret, but the organization backing Feldman and DeMuth said they were wanted for questioning about vandalism that occurred at the University of Iowa in November 2004.
The Animal Liberation Front claimed responsibility for vandalizing two labs and three offices at the University of Iowa on Nov. 14, 2004. Read More
Even though we continue to hear from many vegans that they only support “legal” protests, these attacks and the refusal to cooperate with the authorities to bring the criminals to justice continue. You shouldn’t have to resort to terrorist activities in order to share your opinions.