Pussy Riot Convicted

American VoicesOpinion ISSUE 48•33 Aug 17, 2012

After making an anti-Putin music video and calling attention to Russia’s crackdown on political dissent, three members of the punk band Pussy Riot have been found guilty of hooliganism and sentenced to two years in prison. What do you think?

  • “How come I haven't heard a word of support out of fellow punk rockers Green Day about this?”

    Marguerite Sherwood –
    Systems Analyst

  • “Hopefully this harsh sentence will serve as a warning to youths who might otherwise have pursued a career in the arts.”

    Damien Schaum –
    Bird Trapper

  • “If hooliganism is a crime, then lock me up. Hooliganism is a crime? I retract my statement.”

    Neil Pomers –
    Tungsten Refiner

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