Woman Who Stood Up Against Palmer Sentenced to Jail and Community Service


A Bloomington woman arrested in September for standing up against Minnesota Dentist, Walter Palmer, who killed Cecil the Lion received her conviction and sentencing for her action of defacing Palmer’s clinic sign.

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Dr. Kim Socha PHD, instructor at Normandale Community College was sentenced to 15 days of jail and 64 hours of community service for standing against Walter Palmer.

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This controversial act has divided up the animal community with some seeing her as a martyr like Green Peace while others saw her as a thug. Many do believe that Socha carried out such an act as a publicity stunt to motivate the animal community at a time when people were about to give up.  Given her status as an educated professor who has been involved with animal rights marches as a veteran activist, many believe that she did that as an act of martyrdom.

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Her action has definitely brought the question of how far should animal activists go to get the voices across. We know that PETA dumps paint on fur wearing pedestrians, that is vandalism for sure, is that extreme? How about Sea Shephreds ramming their boats at poachers and sinking them? is that extreme? Or anti-poaching rangers like Kinessa Johnson who drops poachers with a bullet before an endangered animal is killed? Or maybe the Indonesian navy blowing poacher ships up… is that extreme?

While some would argue that activists must protest quietly at a corner, throughout history, change has been brought about by acts that were seen as ‘illegal’ at that time. Take Rosa Parks for an example, Rosa Parks was the African American woman who started the discussion on racism by sitting on a white person only seat on the bus which caused a lot of anger towards here but that action along started the whole racial equality movement. Discuss about it here below.

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0 thoughts on “Woman Who Stood Up Against Palmer Sentenced to Jail and Community Service

  • Woodcutter52

    (January 24, 2016 - 10:27 am)

    I don’t think she should have been arrested or charged with ANYTHING. That piece of shit Palmer did not get charged for killing a tagged and protected lion, so how can it be right she get arrested and charged for her act of animal support??? If I was there, that sonofabitch would HAVE to do major construction to repair the damage I would do. I keep hoping each day that someone, put that sonofabitch in the cross hairs, and drop the hammer on his ass.

    He has been charged with illegally killing other animals before, hiding nd changing the information, and last but NOT least, he is KNOWN for sexually harassing his female employees!!! That alone should get his ass prone on the floor!!! But the so called law enfarcement does not feel that is enforceable. Just proves how chickenshit the law has become, and how assholes with money always get out of paying for their crimes.

    So read THIS Palmer, you piece of shit sonofabitch, your day IS coming. Your judgement will be swift & severe, us animal activists will NEVER stop harassing your ass, as long as you and that bitch daughter of yours keep slaughtering animals for trophies, you WILL hear and see the condemnation & disgust that we, and the public feel for you. Personally, I hope your fucking building burns down and you go out of business.

    • shoreenwordprescom

      (January 24, 2016 - 1:30 pm)

      Your words echo my sentiments exactly Woodcutter52.
      I can’t believe how these men justify hunting the animals they kill. It’s so insane. They’re all nuts. They don’t give a crap about them, and if left to continue to do their insane dirty work, they will eventually wipe them all out. Palmer should have been jailed, fined etc, not the woman who was protesting the killing of Cecil. It’s all so half-assed back-ward!

      • Mary Corkum

        (March 19, 2016 - 4:57 pm)


  • BreezeCyclone

    (January 24, 2016 - 11:13 am)

    I commend her bravery and hope the time goes fast or she gets out of it somehow. palmer deserves worse than a vandalized sign!

  • BreezeCyclone

    (January 24, 2016 - 11:19 am)

    Also another thought… those boats that slaughter dolphins deserve to get sunk! yes I feel more animals rights activists should start fighting for the animals not only with our voices.

  • Stella Ferraiuolo

    (January 24, 2016 - 2:07 pm)

    He is guilty of murder. She has done nothing wrong.

  • meezzer

    (January 24, 2016 - 2:58 pm)

    The woman engaged in civil disobedience and did what her conscience dictated. If more of us had that kind of courage many wrongs could be corrected. Civil disobedience has won a war and helped bring about changes in civil rights. Poachers are destroying the wildlife belonging to all of us. It has come to the point to where it’s a necessity to stop them by any means necessary. Poachers are fully aware of the possibility they could be killed. They chose to do what they do knowing those dangers so “NO” it’s not wrong to blow them out of the water, ram them, or shoot to kill when they are caught in the act. Animal activists sometimes must do what this woman did to help put a stop to the Palmer’s of this world and we all know there are far to many of them. I commend and support this woman’s actions and I hope her employer stands by her. I’m glad she’s passionate about her cause. We need a million more exactly like her all over the world.

  • Alex Brown

    (January 25, 2016 - 10:43 am)

    So, the guy who lured and illegally shot a majestic lion is not prosecuted but someone who stands up to him is. What an upside down world!

    • RussianWoman

      (March 19, 2016 - 7:34 pm)

      My sentiments exactly!

  • Stacey Ann

    (January 25, 2016 - 1:11 pm)

    What a f*cked up world we live in! Seriously wtf!?!?! Why was she being pursued? She is not the POS culprit that needs to be dealt with! She is/was avenging poor Cecil’s death and standing up for what is right!! Someone needs to give a damn & so for that we are punished?!! What bs!! We are so lucky to have that group of women keep the pressure on him in his hometown. We will not forgive! We will not forget! Ever!

  • DesertDon

    (January 25, 2016 - 1:20 pm)

    This woman has my unequivocal support! Haters will hate, hunters will kill, the animal compassionate will give voice to the voiceless and no longer stand in a corner!

  • Mary Dwyer

    (February 1, 2016 - 12:16 pm)

    The woman should not be jailed it should be that Lion Killer dentist, get your priorities straight and convict and jail the RIGHT person.

  • Joanna Dunne

    (February 21, 2016 - 2:18 pm)

    It is absolutely disgraceful and ridiculous that she has been charged with anything. Walter Palmer is a vile savage evil monster who derives pleasure from killing innocent animals. He has illegally killed poor Cecil and other precious wildlife. He was supposed to be extradited for killing Cecil but nothing has happened. It is the same thing over and over again-the law favours the criminals. He has gotten away with murdering precious wildlife but she has been punished for daubing a sign!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHERE IS THE JUSTICE????????????

  • AquarielCharms

    (March 20, 2016 - 6:38 am)

    Palmer is lucky I wasn’t there. I’d of smashed one of Minnie’s special (turd) pies right in his face.

  • Melissa Warfield

    (March 20, 2016 - 9:10 am)

    The laws in this Country are so backwards. Whoever commits a crime gets off, the person who does a crime is found guilty. Walter Palmer SHOULD be facing time for killing Cecil and other animals. He SHOULD be facing extradition back to Zimbabwe. What did he do, PAY the people off? The laws need to go back to where they were.

  • starcatsastrology

    (March 20, 2016 - 11:42 am)

    I’m still wondering who brokered the deal with Zimbabwe to get Palmer off the hook for what he did. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Dan Ashe? Something is very “wrong” with how Palmer is constantly let off. Recently he was let off of herding deer onto his “kill” property due to “lack of evidence” — yet neighbors witnessed his actions. Fish & Wildlife (locally) again this time. I can under stand why Dr. Kim Socha felt compelled to engage in anarchy — damaging Palmer’s sign. I wish I could be a better person by not wishing Palmer ill, but I do. I pray that an equal karmic price is visited upon him. I give this to goddess Kali. May she even the score.

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