Their acts of terror are really First Amendment protected free speech. At least according to them. 2 Leftist Women Arrested On Charges Of Terrorist Attack on a Railroad - Breaking911
Two people arrested on the BNSF Railway tracks near Bellingham, Whatcom County, were charged with terrorist attack and other violence against a railroad carrier, and appeared in federal court today, announced U.S. Attorney Brian T. Moran. Samantha Brooks, 27, and Ellen Reiche, 23, both of Bellingham, Washington, were arrested Saturday night in Bellingham as they allegedly placed a ‘shunt’ on the tracks. A shunt disrupts the low level electrical current on the tracks and can disable various safety features.
Safety features like crossing guards to keep cars off of the tracks when a train is approaching.
And I thought Leftists were supposed be in favor of protecting the environment. Not so much.
“Since January there have been 41 incidents of shunts placed on the BNSF tracks in Whatcom and Skagit counties—causing crossing guards to malfunction, interfering with automatic breaking systems, and, in one case, causing the near-derailment of tanks of hazardous chemicals,” said U.S. Attorney Moran. “These crimes endanger our community.
So a hazardous chemical spill is OK in their minds, or the death of people just trying to drive to work or to school. All that is just fine.
Shortly after the first shunts were discovered in January, a claim of responsibility was published on an anarchist website.
“This claim of responsibility stated that the shunting activity was carried out in solidarity with Native American tribes in Canada seeking to prevent the construction of an oil pipeline across British Columbia, and with the express goal of disrupting BNSF operations and supplies for the pipeline.”
So to protect the enviornment they endangered the environment. (Hat tip Small Dead Animals.)