Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The OILgarchy rules

Okay, this is really creepy. Corporations are not even pretending that the government runs the country anymore. A local Louisiana cop, along with BP security guy pulls over an environmental activist, and allows BP security to question him and confiscate personal items. Then the activist was followed by two unmarked cars for at least 20 minutes.

All the guy did was film himself standing across the street from the BP/Deepwater Horizon response command building. He was not on BP property. It doesn't appear the building was even in the shot. But BP doesn't like anybody filming anywhere near them so...

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Blogger mahakal said...

There must be a fourteenth amendment case here. Someone should get the ACLU involved.

4:05:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

I don't think the guy actually got arrested so I'm not sure ACLU would get involved. But it surely is outrageous.

10:12:00 AM  
Blogger mahakal said...

What does being arrested have to do with it? They are currently fundraising over the school that canceled their prom rather than allow a lesbian couple to attend.

11:47:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

ACLU has limited resources and there's only this one instance of being hassled that I know of. Just don't see the case having wide enough implications, or enough of a pattern yet for ACLU to step in. I could be wrong.

1:11:00 PM  

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