Arrested at Lockheed Martin (again), and now Paul’s an outlaw.

Saturday, September 24th, 2011
Paul's arrest
On August 6, Hiroshima Day, I (Paul) walked onto the grounds of Lockheed Martin, the world’s largest war profiteer, to ask employees to reconsider their working on nuclear-related systems that, instead of obliterating whole cities and killing 100,000 people at a time as in August 1945, could potentially obliterate the whole world and kill billions. I was arrested in the process. I told police and security that I was carrying to Lockheed Martin an appeal from the citizens of Hiroshima and Nagasaki for a total ban and elimination of nuclear weapons. It has been signed by more than forty-three million people.


When arrested previously, I clearly acknowledged my actions but said that by law I was innocent of any crime. During my trial I identified a number of laws that justified my behavior and described legal precedents that supported my behavior under U.S. law (ask me if you would like to hear my legal defense). At the conclusion of my trial, the judge shook my hand but said that he had to find me guilty,

This time, I choose to be an outlaw. I will not respond to any summons or charges placed against me. My 8/11/11 summons states “If you fail to respond to this summons within the time specified above, a warrant for your arrest shall be issued.” Unlikely, from what I hear, but…whatever.Publically, I will continue to declare my innocence and the guilt of the state. When laws serve an injustice, the place for the just is to be an outlaw. In this case, our laws serve to justify making weapons that could destroy the world and for enlisting poor people to fight wars for the more prosperous. Further information about this incident is available on my blog