A leader of a Naperville group opposed to “smart meters” was acquitted Wednesday

A leader of a Naperville group opposed to “smart meters” was acquitted Wednesday of resisting police who arrested her last year after she shot video of them and meter installers.

Malia “Kim” Bendis, 42, began to sob moments after a DuPage County jury, which deliberated about three hours, announced that it found her not guilty on a misdemeanor charge of resisting or obstructing a peace officer.

“I’m so glad this part is over, and I’m thankful to my legal team and the jury,” she said later. “I just want to go home to my children.”

“These charges should have never been brought,” one of her attorneys, Todd Pugh, said after the verdict.

Bendis was arrested Jan. 23, 2013, as utility workers were trying to install one of the devices at the home of her fellow smart meter foe, Jennifer Stahl. Bendis and Stahl were leaders of an organization fighting the city-authorized installation of the meters, claiming the devices pose health and privacy threats.

READ FULL ARTICLE AT:  http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-lisle/chi-jury-gets-naperville-smart-meter-case-20141001-story.html

WSJ Reports One in 10 Cell Phone Towers Violate RF Radiation Safety Rules

WSJ Reports One in 10 Cell Phone Towers Violate RF Radiation Safety Rules

schoolcelltowerdangerParents that are concerned about the surge in school districts in America which lease-out rooftops directly above their children’s heads for the placement of high power microwave transmitters — have something new to worry about according to the Wall Street Journal.

Turns out that there is somewhere around 30,000 non-compliant cell phone towers in the USA that expose unsuspecting residents, school children and even their maintenance workers to dangerous levels of microwave radiation.

On Oct. 2, 2014. Ianthe Jeanne Dugan and Ryan Knutson did a story for the WSJ, Cellphone Boom Spurs Antenna-Safety Worries.

They found of the more than 300,000 cell phone tower locations—rooftops, parks, stadiums and schools—(which is nearly double the number from 10 years ago), that “One in 10 sites violates the rules“.  This is according to six engineers who examined more than 5,000 sites during safety audits for carriers and local municipalities, underscoring a major safety lapse in the wireless tower network that transmits microwave radiation to your cell phone.

At a time when the health effects of cell phone radiation are being debated world-wide, the WSJ uncovers that cell tower carriers are not being held accountable for the health risk caused by unsafe cell phone tower installation.   The FCC has issued just two citations for safety violations since adopting the rules in 1996. The FCC says it lacks resources to monitor each antenna.

“It’s like having a speed limit and no police,” said Marvin Wessel, an engineer who has audited more than 3,000 sites and found one in 10 out of compliance.

READ FULL ARTICLE AT: http://www.rfsafe.com/wsj-one-10-cell-phone-towers-violate-rf-radiation-safety-rule/