What would be your reaction if this took place upon your property?
My response :
Trespassing endangering the public to have the police baby sit you instead of protecting the citizens is both childish and irresponsible as adults. I hope you are arrested for criminal trespassing, endangering public safety and are assessed for the cost of police and the damages in the lost productivity of the rig and crew at about $15,000 per hour!
As a landowner if you were on my property you would be arrested and I would press charges with more pressure than any frack could generate!
Billy, do you remember the song your momma would sing to you - "when the bough breaks the cradle will fall and down will come baby, cradle and all"? That cable or rope to that tree stand would be GONE!!!!
I agree with you, arrested and prosecuted (if not persecuted) to the fullest extent of the law.
I simply cannot imagine WHY the State Police would just stand around and allow this to happen. I'm sure that EQT is obtaining some kind of injunction to stop this protest, I hope so anyway.
They should not have to have an injunction, criminal trespass is not a legal first amendment right.
Good point!!! LOL!!
Where is our purple squirrel that eats nuts at?
All the bravado set aside, I would demand action from the state police to remove the protestors if they were actually on my property. They do not have the right to protest on my private property. I guess public property could be viewed differently but that would be government`s problem and my mine. Liability is a major issue here for any injuries from these folks on my property. I would be preemptive, and place clearly, no trespassing signs to hopefully avoid any litigation for injury problems. And then there`s the issue of property damage from these folks, too. Who pays for it?
check out the eco-terrorists website: http://marcellusearthfirst.org/
What a bunch of losers - at the very least show your faces you terrorists!
Very interesting as they are as hypocritical as you can get, some real nut jobs! I would hope Home Land Security would have them under surveillance !
They only have 10 fingers and 10 toes, how do expect them to get to 150 and get it right!!! What loonies!! Good for the PA State Police and all others involved in breaking this up.
I figured it out!!!! When it comes to these antifrackers have you noticed where or what hits their nerve first? State owned land or Federal lands why? It might interfere with their hidden Marijuana growing operations!
Please dont kid yourself....these people are an offshoot of Earthfirst and the EDF, they have no problem with violence, and extreme property damage. There is plenty of info out there on them and their founders. This is not your "Butler-anti" group or the Hockey/lacrosse parents fighting the gas Co.s in Cecil and South Fayette, who are just bored residents with a law degree.
Their hallmark is the long term manipulation of the very young, "lost-soul" type of kid, they befriend them give them a place to feel part of something bigger, then train them to commit property crimes. They are well funded and organized. Be thankful your police were quick to act so they will know what to expect next time. There will be a next time. My guess is this was just a probe by them to see what the reaction of law enforcement would be.