Dumpster Diving Is Apparently An “Eco-Crime”

Today’s silliness

Whether it’s a police sting on kids picking daffodils or a dumpster diver handcuffed for “stealing” frozen pizza from the trash, there seems to be a spate of law enforcement over-reaction going on for minor eco-“crimes”. The latest is a sorry tale of an operation involving eight officers and a helicopter to recover a games console—allegedly worth less than a dollar in scrap—that was salvaged from a recycling center.

I agree with Treehugger’s final conclusion that there needs to be more recycling, but, come on, “eco-crimes”?

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5 Responses to “Dumpster Diving Is Apparently An “Eco-Crime””

  1. david7134 says:

    I read somewhere that if you are in the US for more than 10 minutes, you likely have broken some law. It is not only “eco crimes”, it is every aspect of our lives that is being criminalized.

  2. Good point. There are just too many silly laws that are pointless, but, some elected weenie had a burr up his/her ass.

  3. david7134 says:

    Try this one for stupidity. A doctor I knew in Mississippi wanted to make sure that he did not get in trouble with Medicare. So he billed the lowest amount for the patients that he saw (there are about 5 different levels). He was subsequently audited by the Medicare people and they determined that he was committing Medicare fraud. Their reasoning was that since he was billing the lowest amount, he must consistently be providing minimal care.

  4. Trish says:

    God help us when government gets so intimately involved in our lives. And democrats want to add more laws every where we look!!!

  5. mojo says:

    Eco crime? Even if I knew what one was, probably no. An invitation to salmonella? Oh yeah.

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