Posts Tagged ‘manslaughter’

Ex-Governor Fined $1000 For Poisoning Flint Michigan

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Police States create two classes of “citizen.” Those who are in authority are treated very differently to those who are not in authority. If this was not the case then at least half the congress would be in prison for war crimes, etc.

It has filtered down to the local police level now…

Police Officer Will Not Be Charged For Killing Napster Exec While Texting And Driving — Because It’s Apparently OK For Police To Do That

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Let’s talk about the kind of “terrorism” that’s  a hell of a lot more likely to affect you and your family: corporate responsibility without accountability.  The “deregulation” offensive led by people like governor of Texas G.W. Bush and the right wing corporatists, including Obama, is responsible for killing large numbers of  workers, a disturbingly increasing number.  Miners, plant workers, the regulations to ensure worker safety are little more than a joke after decades of erosion and deal making in the slimy halls of power.

“We know that the EPA, back in 2006, cited West Fertilizer for not having an emergency risk management plan. That is, a dangerous and explosion-prone plant that was using a hazardous chemical in large quantities, and that was storing highly explosive material also in large quantities, had made little or no effort to assess the risks of what it was doing. Indeed, it has been reported that the company had assured the EPA, in response to the complaint, that there was “no risk” of an explosion at the plant! An AP article reports that the company, five years after being cited for lacking a risk plan, did file one with the EPA, but that the report claimed the company “…was not handling flammable materials and did not have sprinklers, water-deluge systems, blast walls, fire walls or other safety mechanisms in place at the plant.”

Two Acts of Terror, Only One Investigation
by DAVE LINDORFF

 

“After all, it was Obama’s Justice Department that in December 2011 settled the case of the April 2010 Massey Energy Upper Big Branch explosion, which killed 29 miners, with a “non prosecution agreement.”

Outrageously, the Justice Department said it would not criminally prosecute Massey even though the Labor Department concluded that Massey’s “unlawful policies and practices” were the “root cause of this tragedy.”

Corporate Terrorism in West Texas
by RUSSELL MOKHIBER