Some scientists want to prosecute global warming skeptics under the RICO Act

Twenty individuals from academia and research labs who refer to themselves as "scientists" have penned a letter to President Obama asking him to prosecute global warming skeptics under the same law that the government uses to convict mafia dons and drug kingpins. The racketeering statute RICO is generally used against organized crime, but it has been used in the past to prosecute pro-life groups. (Supreme Court finally ruled that the government couldn't do this.) In the letter, the "scientists" tell the president that people who disagree with them are criminals and should go to jail. Daily Caller: Scientists from several universities and research centers even asked Obama to use the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) to prosecute groups that “have knowingly deceived the American people about the risks of climate change, as a means to forestall America’s response to climate change.” RICO was...(Read Full Post)

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