Professor heading back to jail for protesting bear hunt

December 21, 2017 - 8:02 am

ANDOVER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A City College of New York professor is once again headed to jail for protesting New Jersey's bear hunt.

A judge ordered 73-year-old psychology professor Bill Crain to spend 15 days in the Sussex County Jail. The sentence was imposed Wednesday after he pleaded guilty to leaving the designated protest area in Fredon on Oct. 14.

The Poughquag, New York resident has been arrested numerous times in recent years for protesting the annual hunt. He spent just over a week in jail last winter for a similar offense.

When the judge joked Wednesday that Crain's court appearances were becoming an annual event, Crain told him he probably wouldn't see him next year. That's because Democratic Governor-elect Phil Murphy plans to impose a moratorium on the hunt.

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