Mishap in Calif. kills protester from Texas.
redoak at forestmeister.com
Sun Sep 20 16:21:15 EST 1998
Larry Caldwell wrote:
> > By BILL DAWSON
> > Houston Chronicle Environment Writer, September 19, 1998.
> > Earth First! activists, based in Arcata, Calif., contended in a press
> > release, however, that
> > loggers knew protesters were in the area where Chain was killed "and
> > deliberately felled
> > trees in their direction."
> As attractive as it may be to have a martyr, I think this is in very poor
> form. I've seen far too many friends crippled or killed in the woods to
> think anybody does it on purpose. I can't imagine a faller breaking the
> habits of years of work to intentionally kill someone.
> -- Larry
50,000 people are murdered in the US every year, so it's not so unlikely
that this could have occured on purpose, or at least to scare the guy.
And they did threaten him.
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