According to “LIVING UNDER DRONES: Death, Injury and Trauma to Civilians from US Practices in Pakistan,” published by Stanford University and New York University Law Schools, such missions are responsible for the deaths of many hundreds of noncombatants, including women and children, in that region.
According to Julienne Oldfield, “The Hancock Reaper terrorizes whole communities, generating desperate refugees.”Mark Scibilia-Carver adds that “U.S. taxpayers fund this terrorism keeping the pot boiling and creating enormous ill will toward the United States – instead of funding health, education and infrastructure here.”
Today’s action at Hancock’s main gate is simply one episode in Upstate Drone Action’s persistent nonviolent campaign to expose Reaper drone war crimes. Since 2010 there have been some 200 anti-Reaper arrests at Hancock in about a dozen such street theater actions. These have resulted in extreme bails, maximum fines, Orders of Protection, and incarcerations…as well as some acquittals.
Ann Tiffany, Syracuse
Dan Burgevin, Trumansburg, NY
Ed Kinane, Syracuse
Harry Murray, Rochester
Julienne Oldfield, Syracuse
Mark Scibilia-Carver, Trumansburg, NY
Rae Kramer, Syracuse