Today, as we celebrate our independence from the United Kingdom, the cancer of corruption continues to feast on the entrails of the Republic. Enjoy celebrating as a British Corporation has strong-armed a branch of the U.S. military into suspending the First Amendment on the Gulf Coast.
Media, boaters could face criminal penalties by entering oil cleanup 'safety zone'
by Chris Kirkham, The Time-Picayune
The Coast Guard has put new restrictions in place across the Gulf Coast that prevent the public - including news photographers and reporters covering the BP oil spill - from coming within 65 feet of any response vessels or booms on the water or on beaches.
According to a news release from the Unified Command, violation of the "safety zone" rules can result in a civil penalty of up to $40,000, and could be classified as a Class D felony. Because booms are often placed more than 40 feet on the outside of islands or marsh grasses, the 65-foot rule could make it difficult to photograph and document the impacts of oil on land and wildlife, media representatives said...