Bear Hunt Protester Bill Crain Sentenced to Jail Time

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Bill Crain, one of the four bear hunt activists that was arrested on October 8, has been sentenced to 20 days in jail. The 74-year-old reportedly walked into the middle of Fredon-Springdale Road on the first day of the bow hunt and refused to leave even after conservation officers and state police troopers asked him to.

This isn't the first time Crain has served time for his activism. He was sentenced to 15 days in jail last year and 10 days in 2016. Both times he was released early for good behavior. In addition to the jail time, Crain, a psychology professor at City College of New York, was ordered to pay fines of over $1,000.

The other three protestors that were arrested with Crain were sentenced as follows:

  • Danielle Varon - 10-day jail sentence and fined $1,000.
  • Catherine McCartney - 15-day jail sentence and fined $1,000.
  • Lauren Mallon - no jail time but fined $500.

Read the NJHerald.com story here.

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