Greenpeace green light for criminal damage

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The Greenpeace ecoterrorists that broke into Kingsnorth power station during a protest against the proposed building of a new, cleaner coal powered station on to replace the current one, have been acquitted of charges of criminal damage.

The ecoterrorists broke into the power station and climbed the chimney during their protest causing the power station to be shut down and £30k worth of damage.

Their defence was that the law says you can cause reasonable damage to property to prevent greater damage being caused and that a new power station would cause greater damage to the climate than the damage to the power station.

Holy.  Fucking.  Shit.

This is going to open the floodgates for similar action, safe in the knowledge that a jury has just given the green light to ecoterrorists to cause tens of thousands of pounds worth of damage to private property if it’s in the name of fighting climate change.  Please, nobody tell Greenpeace and lets hope they don’t figure out that they’ve now got carte blanche to go around terrorising anyone and everyone in their fucking dipshit hippy crusade.

Oh shit, we’re too late.  Here’s one of the pale faced fuckwits talking to reporters outside the court:

This verdict we think marks a tipping point for the climate change movement when 12 normal people say that it is legitimate for a direct action group to shut down a coal fired power station because of the harm that it does to the planet then one has to ask where that leaves government energy policy.

Normal?  They broke into a power station, climbed a fucking 650ft chimney, shut down a power station and caused £30k of damage.  Fucking normal?  They’re fucking retarded hippy terorists that need locking up.

Where will it stop?  The ecoterrorists want to stop us driving cars because they say they’re damaging the environment so how long will it be before we can expect gangs of feral, dreadlocked ecoterrorist hippies roaming around housing estates trashing cars?

Won’t somebody do the decent thing and shoot these fucking retards?

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  1. Charlie Marks (365 comments) says:

    This decision is by the jury and as such does not set a legal precedent.

    Don’t let the facts get in the way of a rant, though, Wonko 😉

    I find it hard to believe that writing gordon on a chimney could cause all that much damage. It’s a wonder they weren’t just given ASBOs…

  2. wonkotsane (1133 comments) says:

    It doesn’t create a precedent in terms of case law but you have to remember that the judge can direct the jury not to consider their defence if it’s a crock of horse shit which it quite plainly is. They’ll do this again, mark my words, and if they get convicted they will appeal and they’ll get their appeal because of this acquittal and if a High Court judge rules intheir favour we are royally fucked.

    I was rather intemperate last night wasn’t I?

  3. Charlie Marks (365 comments) says:

    I don’t see how we’re fucked – they wrote Gordon on the tower, they didn’t knock it down. No jury in the land would acquit people of wrecking cars on environmental grounds, though! I imagine that in future the authorities will use ASBOs and avoid the courts – though no doubt security will be beefed up at power stations when there are protests ongoing, making it harder for people to write the Prime Minister’s name on a chimney…

  4. wonkotsane (1133 comments) says:

    The Greenpeace ecoterrorist said:

    it is legitimate for a direct action group to shut down a coal fired power station

    They won’t stop at power stations, they’ll start taking “direct action” against anything that doesn’t fit into their hippy commune future.

  5. axel (1214 comments) says:

    Maybe they were goint to graffiti ‘Gordo smokes the beef!’ on the chimney and the stout yeoman of kent thought it was too funny to prosecute?

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