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Tue August 30, 2011
Protesting pie throwers heading to jail
Two people will spend the next month in federal custody for throwing a pie in the face of U.S. Senator Carl Levin.
The incident happened a year ago as Michigan Senator Carl Levin met with constituents at a restaurant in Big Rapids. Levin was unhurt. The pie was supposed to be a protest of the senator’s foreign policy positions.
A federal judge in Grand Rapids sentenced the pair to 30 days in federal custody.
The Grand Rapids Press reports that during the sentencing U.S. District Judge Robert Holmes Bell said he needed to show that attacks on elected officials meeting with constituents cannot be tolerated.
Here's how Levin remembered the incident: