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Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Weapons Inspection

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On December 10, 1998, six members of a Citizen Weapons Inspection Team in Tucson were convicted of trespass following their attempted inspection of Davis-Monthan AFB for weapons of mass and indiscriminate destruction, namely depleted uranium ammunition.

Following testimony from Base Commander Corley that the ammunition could be deployed at a moment’s notice, Judge Eisenberg conceeded that the defendants action was in response to an imminent threat, and was done in order to prevent harm, but that there were other reasonable alternatives which could have been taken instead. The judge praised the defendants depth of commitment and sentenced them to six months unsupervised probation and 10 hours of community service.






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