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The Greenpeace Two to face the Magistrate’s Court

By johnboy - 21 November 2011 28

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The ABC brings word that the Greenpeace activists who took the the CSIRO’s wheat crop will face the Magistrate’s court next month:

Two Greenpeace members will face the ACT Magistrates Court early next month over the destruction of a CSIRO genetically modified wheat crop.

A spokeswoman for Greenpeace has confirmed the 34 and 47-year-old women will face court on December 6 on charges of trespass and property damage.

But will they express remorse?

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The Greenpeace Two to face the Magistrate’s Court
breda 12:10 pm 27 Nov 11

I bet it will be a slap on the wrist and no conviction recorded.

Just like the idiots who vandalised the Opera House, it is OK because they trooly, rooly believed that they were saving the planet. Apparently that justifies just about anything.

Waiting For Godot 9:06 am 27 Nov 11

Death penalty or life in prison with no parole. The government should then bring in laws introducing mandatory life sentences or execution for anybody who votes for The Greens or expresses green/left views.

Mumbucks 10:44 pm 26 Nov 11

I bet 10 hours community service and a slap on the wrist.

Stevian 10:34 pm 26 Nov 11

Miss_Opinionated said :

I understand caring for the environment as it is important to us all. But what do these “do-gooders” suggest is a better way to feed an over-paced, ever-growing human population??? I think the best way to tackle what you regard as a “problem” is to suggest perhaps a “solution” to maybe combat this with those involved, not to be a sneak and break the law, destroying what very well may be one of the only things feeding them come ten years.

Google “Agenda 21”, it’s a better solution than mortgaging our futures to Monsanto

Miss_Opinionated 7:56 pm 26 Nov 11

I understand caring for the environment as it is important to us all. But what do these “do-gooders” suggest is a better way to feed an over-paced, ever-growing human population??? I think the best way to tackle what you regard as a “problem” is to suggest perhaps a “solution” to maybe combat this with those involved, not to be a sneak and break the law, destroying what very well may be one of the only things feeding them come ten years.

Martlark 3:28 pm 21 Nov 11

My bet they’ll be let off as having expressed their freedom of speech, and / or, having a ‘well founded’ fear of GM and whipping it was a legitimate response.

Henry82 2:45 pm 21 Nov 11

Rawhide Kid Part3 said :

They’ll probably be charged under the GM Act. http://tinyurl.com/7tl98mx

You’re right, the abc reporter specifically mentions it.

If im reading it right, (pg ~32) the penalty (aggravated) is imprisonment for 5 years or 2,000 penalty units. Plus the trespass and property damages.

I still think they’ll get a warning. 🙁

Thumper 2:27 pm 21 Nov 11

The Greenpeace Two…

hehe

Rawhide Kid Part3 2:17 pm 21 Nov 11

devils_advocate said :

Henry82 said :

I say we let wheat farmers use whipper snippers on the two greenpeace women. suitable punishment imo.

Likely outcome: 1 month good behaviour, $30 fine for court costs.

If they turn up dressed appropriately and act respectfully towards the magistrate, they won’t even get that.

They’ll probably be charged under the GM Act. http://tinyurl.com/7tl98mx

devils_advocate 2:09 pm 21 Nov 11

Henry82 said :

I say we let wheat farmers use whipper snippers on the two greenpeace women. suitable punishment imo.

Likely outcome: 1 month good behaviour, $30 fine for court costs.

If they turn up dressed appropriately and act respectfully towards the magistrate, they won’t even get that.

Rawhide Kid Part3 1:20 pm 21 Nov 11

I’m just wondering if the (the accused) thoroughly cleaned their equipment, clothing and boots before they left the compound and the area so as not to spread any possible GM crop residue outside. If not, then the exercise defeats the purpose, dose it not?

Henry82 1:19 pm 21 Nov 11

I say we let wheat farmers use whipper snippers on the two greenpeace women. suitable punishment imo.

Likely outcome: 1 month good behaviour, $30 fine for court costs.

banjo 1:02 pm 21 Nov 11

How would they like it if we took a whipper snipper to their dope plantations!

PBO 10:33 am 21 Nov 11

Charge them with committing an act of Bio-terrorism against the Commonwealth, tresspass and destruction of public property.

Captain RAAF 10:10 am 21 Nov 11

Death penalty!

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