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Coming Soon: Green Juries!

Why do I always get a sickening feeling in my stomach when I see new trends pop up in Old England?

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.


I don't personally see what the problem is here. Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go and round up all of my bank robber friends and get them to agree to sit on a jury if, by some odd coincidence, I get held up for, I dunno, robbing a bank or something.

(h/t CRC via FR)

Crud! It figures that the Jawas found this story first. Curse those dastardly production build schedules!

  #Environmentalism


Comments:

#1 captainfish 13-Sep-2008
"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."

holy freeking crud!!! So, its ok to blow up the pentagon then if it stops a war? Or, to kill all of your own soldiers if it ends the war earlier? Or to plant bombs in underground subways, or bus stations to prevent un-green transportation?

How about I blow up my neighbor's house because it is blocking the sun to my solar panels?

This is ludicrous. Am sure that they will appeal that decision and demand the jurors be thrown in jail. I would plant a rumor that they slimed a muslim with bacon.
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