Monday, August 10, 2009

Greenpeace ship captain arrested - hurrah

POLICE have charged the captain of a Greenpeace ship following a blockade at a Queensland coal terminal.Police said officers boarded a vessel in Cairns, executed a warrant about 9am yesterday and arrested a 39-year-old man.

He has been charged with two counts of unregulated high-risk activity and one count each of wilful damage.

The man has been bailed to appear in Bowen Magistrates Court on August 11 over those charges.

He was also charged with failing to comply with a harbourmaster's direction, navigating a ship in a pilotage area without a pilot and operating a ship that endangers safety, police said in a statement.
I am pleased about this because so much of what these fools with Greenpeace do in their cause is dangerous and foolish. I hope that should it go to court there is a conviction, none of this letting someone off who did commit the act because they were "acting for the greater good". Read more.

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