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  •  Oh, that reminds me! (7+ / 0-)

    Did anyone else notice this article (from the UK):  "Jury decides that threat of global warming justifies breaking the law". Here's the first two paragraphs:

    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.

    This could make things very interesting in the UK.

    Social advance depends as much upon the process through which it is secured as upon the result itself. --Jane Addams

    by shock on Tue Sep 23, 2008 at 10:20:04 PM PDT

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