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Another one in the net

• The Economist
Ms Black was in her research boat with assistants when killer whales attacked a pod of grey whales and killed a calf. Its blubber floated to the surface, and the killer whales were about to feed on it. Seizing this opportunity to film their behaviour, Ms Black threaded ropes through some pieces of blubber, then lowered a camera underwater. For this, Ms Black might now face up to 20 years in prison and half a million dollars in fines, after a federal grand jury indicted her this month. 

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Comment by James Eldridge
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Better that many guilty persons escape unpunished than one innocent person should be punished. The reason is, because its of more importance to community, that innocence should be protected, then it is, that guilt should be punished. John Adams

Comment by Powell Gammill
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I would be inferring, but I suspect Ms. (Dr.?) Black probably enthusiastically supported this law up until now.  Commoners should not be allowed to disturb wild animals, only trained researchers.  Still I could be wrong.


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