Friday, September 9, 2011

Why doesn't this happen in shall-issue states?

This is an outrage: Longshoremen storm Wash. state port, damage RR
from the article:

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — Hundreds of Longshoremen stormed the Port of Longview early Thursday, overpowered and held security guards, damaged railroad cars, and dumped grain that is the center of a labor dispute, said Longview Police Chief Jim Duscha.
Six guards were held hostage for a couple of hours after 500 or more Longshoremen broke down gates about 4:30 a.m. and smashed windows in the guard shack, he said.
(emphasis mine).

So they invaded the port, damaged property, and frikkin' kidnapped some people -- and nobody was arrested? People were kidnapped -- where was the FBI?

Oh, and this was in defiance of a federal court order. The judge who issued the order was outraged -- OUTRAGED!! -- so he, umm, issued another order. Yay.

Scott Mason, president of the ILWU Local 23 in Tacoma, said some of his members have joined in the Longview effort, but he doesn't believe they were involved in illegal activity. He blamed the company for provoking the response and warned that more activity could be coming.(source)

Isn't this pretty close to open rebellion? Where's the outrage? Where are the cameras?

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