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Fri Oct 12, 2012, 08:22 AM

New York Times handcuffed at Texas Tarsands Blockade by TransCanada security

WINNSBORO, TEXAS – THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2012 – Two journalists working for the New York Times were handcuffed, detained and then turned away from private property by local law enforcement employed as private security guards for multinational pipeline corporation TransCanada. The journalists reporting on the first tree blockade in Texas history, now in its third week of sustained resistance to the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, were grabbed by police, physically restrained, and prevented from approaching the blockade site or making contact with protesters. These repressive actions took place on private property, indicating that TransCanada is employing a private police force to actively patrol beyond the boundaries of the Keystone XL easement without landowner permission.

http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2012/10/new-york-times-handcuffed-at-texas.html

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Reply New York Times handcuffed at Texas Tarsands Blockade by TransCanada security (Original post)
douglas9 Oct 2012 OP
sonias Oct 2012 #1
They_Live Oct 2012 #2
Ilsa Oct 2012 #3
white cloud Oct 2012 #4

Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 04:03 PM

1. Well I hope that makes the front page of The Times

Texas is still very wild and back asswards. in the eyes of the rest of the country. This kind of thing doesn't help us either.

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 06:49 PM

2. "multinational corporation" = "above the law"

from the article:

Arthur Judge, a Wood County deputy sheriff, admitted to Texas landowner Susan Scott that TransCanada was paying the police by the hour to work private security details. “He was patrolling the easement on my farm and he informed me that his mandate was to arrest anyone at anytime that sets foot on the easement,” attests Ms. Scott. “The officer also demanded that I show ID or he would arrest me, all this while I was standing on my own private property in the middle of the woods. TransCanada is ordering police to arrest me just for trying to take a walk across my own farm.”

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Response to douglas9 (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 02:07 PM

3. Maybe someone with property

Adjacent could burn brush to make life miserable for whomever is trying to re-scape the property for Transcanada Keystone XL.

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #3)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 03:25 PM

4. All this for

a foreign company moving oil to the coast to export and sell to China or whomever.. While all this cost will be payed for by public in higher prices at the pumps.
Endangering or Ogalla aquifers, ND pothole nesting area for Mig bird and wildlife, and some prime farm lands across midwest.

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