WASHINGTON – Vandals smashed the windows of a new Hummer parked in a neighborhood, slashed the tires and left a message — “FOR THE ENVIRON” — scratched into the body, authorities said.
This story gave me a little chuckle this morning. What is more interesting is the Feds are now on the case. Why would the Feds be involved in a simple case of vandalism. It seems that this case is considered eco-terrorism.
Here is my question, does the ‘eviro’ hate crime committed by these vandals deserve to be investigated by the federal government on terrorism charges. Should two similar crimes one with a political intent and the other just for folly be seen differently in the eyes of the law.
There are cases to be made for eco-terrorism such as acts that poison our water, land, and air. But, it seems pretty silly to consider spraying old ladies coats, or vandalizing cars as eco-terrorist acts.