Direct action

From ANIMAL PEOPLE, June 1993:

U.S. District Judge Fremming Nielsen freed
Jonathan Paul, 27, from the Spokane County Jail on April
10, 158 days after Paul was held in contempt of court for
refusing to testify to a federal grand jury probing an Animal
Liberation Front raid on a Washington State University labo-
ratory in August 1991. Paul had been asked to testify about
his former housemate Rod Coronado, a suspect in several
ALF actions who has been sought for questioning for over a
year. Paul’s twin sisters, one of whom is TV actress
Alexandra Paul, waged a national campaign to free him that
eventually led to a two-page spread in People magazine.
Activists John Paul Goodwin, 20, Michael
Karbon, 20, and Jesse Keenan, 19, all of Memphis,
Tennessee, pleaded guilty April 19 to petty vandalism in
connection with spray-painting three fur stores last year,
slashing the tires of a truck, and signing the action “ALF.”
They drew a year in jail apiece (which may be suspended),
fines of $2,000 each, and were ordered to make restitution.
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