Monday, September 15, 2008

UK Jury: Global Warming Is "Lawful Excuse" For Committing Crime

Greenpeace vandals cause thousands of pounds of damage to a power station, but are let off the hook by a jury who agreed with their "green agenda":

Jury decides that threat of global warming justifies breaking the law

The threat of global warming is so great that campaigners were justified in causing more than £35,000 worth of damage to a coal-fired power station, a jury decided yesterday. In a verdict that will have shocked ministers and energy companies the jury at Maidstone Crown Court cleared six Greenpeace activists of criminal damage.

Jurors accepted defence arguments that the six had a "lawful excuse" to damage property at Kingsnorth power station in Kent to prevent even greater damage caused by climate change. The defence of "lawful excuse" under the Criminal Damage Act 1971 allows damage to be caused to property to prevent even greater damage – such as breaking down the door of a burning house to tackle a fire.

The not-guilty verdict, delivered after two days and greeted with cheers in the courtroom, raises the stakes for the most pressing issue on Britain's green agenda and could encourage further direct action. ...

[Hat Tip to this morning's Dennis Prager radio show, where I heard Dennis talking about this all-too-believable story]


truepeers said...

Sometimes juries can be dead wrong; well, maybe they will be among the first to freeze in the dark for the cause.

Dag said...

The history books now claim Thomas Hobbes was French, right? And the role of the state is to give out money to immigrant minorities, to imprison dissenters from the norms laid out by sharia courts, and that the people are utter fools who must, when they have a really great idea like rampage and mayhem, be forgiven for their unwashedness. Boy, the things one learns over the course of time.

Well, I learned from my Dutch uncle Newton that for every outrageous action their is a likelihood of an equal and oft times disproportionate swing in reaction.

When the state refuses to enforce legitimate law, when the mob rules, then the people will rightly overthrow whatever sham state exists. Soon, please, and sooner better.