War Tax Resister Russell Kanning Sentenced for IRS Office Leafletting
Over the past few weeks, I’ve been covering the case of Russell Kanning.
Kanning was arrested on
after he attempted to enter the
office in Keene, New Hampshire with leaflets urging the employees there to
quit their jobs and end their complicity with the
He was re-arrested
when he did not voluntarily present himself in court to answer the charges in
the original arrest. He was convicted and jailed until his sentencing hearing.
This afternoon Russell Kanning was sentenced to time served, without any
probation or fine, but with a nominal processing fee ($20 or so) tacked on
(which I wouldn’t be surprised to see Kanning refuse to pay).
The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that 96 billion pounds of food
are thrown away each year, making up 12 percent of the trash produced in the
United States. Because of federal and state regulations for restaurants and
grocery stores, expiration dates often come before the food actually spoils.
Much of it ends up in bags separate from the rest of a store’s garbage,
providing easy access for divers.