Pirates are having a hard time of it lately:
Still having repercussions, though:
This bunch got away with it because they’re not off of Somalia:
And now on to Animal Liberation Front action. If you don’t know about the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act, you should check it out.
The critical step in this process is for law enforcement to use what little evidence they have to scare the living hell out of those arrested. They use threats of outlandish prison sentences and terrorism rhetoric in order to create government informants, or snitches. They then continue that pattern of threats and fear-mongering with each subsequent arrestee, until they have enough to move forward with a case. This snitch-based model of police work (as opposed to gathering evidence, witnesses and leads) is notoriously unreliable and often illegal.
Here’s another activist going to jail, this time for driving a nice old lady to her house:
And then there’s this:
And finally, I don’t know why I’m so enamored of these animal attack stories lately. Probably because they’re awesome: