Greenpeace Indicted For Rushmore Demonstration
July 21, 2009, 6:31 PM
The federal prosecutor said a grand jury indicted Greenpeace and 11 individuals for conspiracy and other misdemeanors for hanging a global warming banner from Mount Rushmore National Memorial.
U.S. Attorney Marty Jackley said Greenpeace provided planning and training for co-conspirators and hired a helicopter so it could photograph and record the event in the Black Hills on July 8. Jackley said some defendants tried to impede responding law enforcement officers by placing locks on security gates and chaining themselves to areas where it would be difficult or impossible to get around them without risk of personal injury.
Other charges against the individuals include trespassing, climbing Mount Rushmore, aiding and abetting, and interfering with a government official.
© 2009 Associated Press. All rights reserved. Material may not be redistributed.
5/22/2015 11:04 AM
In February, Drueppel admitted she had a relationship with a student while working as a teacher at a Sioux Falls middle school.
5/23/2015 5:14 PM
Sioux Falls Fire Rescue put out a fire on the playground of Hawthorne Elementary Saturday afternoon that damaged the school.
5/21/2015 5:42 AM
Police in Omaha, Nebraska, say a shootout between officers and a convicted felon has left an officer and the suspect dead.
5/20/2015 5:19 AM
Takata's decision to add more than 18 million air bags to existing recalls comes following pressure from U.S. safety regulators.
5/23/2015 7:10 AM
Police are investigating an early morning stabbing in east Sioux Falls.