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US judge jails S. Korean-born citizen over UN shooting

A federal judge sentenced a South Korean-born US citizen to 27 months in prison for firing seven shots outside the United Nations building in New York one year ago. Steve Kim, 58, had pleaded guilty to aggravated assault, a crime that carries a 37-month sentence, but Judge Robert Patterson sentenced him according to a lesser charge of reckless endangerment. On October 3 last year, Kim hopped a fence that rings the UN grounds and began firing a .357-caliber pistol into the air around the landmark Secretariat Building. His shots shattered several windows at the UN headquarters, but no one was hurt. After unloading his weapon, he threw a pile of pamphlets on the sidewalk attacking North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il and the policies of his regime. Full Story

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