Why GMO and vaccine pushers should be arrested for racketeering

Sunday, June 7, 2015
By Paul Martin

by: J. D. Heyes
Sunday, June 07, 2015

Democratic U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island has ramped up his rhetoric against the “fossil fuel industry,” and he thinks that the government may be able to make a case against it for racketeering. Sen. Whitehouse should be careful what he asks for; he may just get it, in spades.

Whitehouse, in a recent op-ed in The Washington Post argues that the federal government ought to examine whether the fossil fuel industry’s marketing practices are in fact violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, or RICO, statutes – laws that were originally enacted decades ago to prosecute criminal organizations.

In particular, he noted, “Fossil fuel companies and their allies are funding a massive and sophisticated campaign to mislead the American people about the environmental harm caused by carbon pollution.”

In making his argument, he compares the government’s 1999 case against Big Tobacco, which denied for years the health dangers of smoking. Eventually, federal courts found such denials, and resultant marketing practices based on such denials, to be a racketeering enterprise, Whitehouse wrote.

How about RICO charges against GMO shills and vaccine pushers instead?

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